Banana Muffins ~ my 365th post for the year!

I’ve made it to my 365th post!  It’s been rather fun most days cooking and creating my posts.  Some days it has  been a struggle coming up with my posts; not so much that I didn’t cook but more so that it didn’t seem blog worthy.  I’ve been debating over the past few weeks if I should continue with daily posts or retreat a bit and perhaps post just a couple or so a week.  I still haven’t decided but in the meantime here is my breakfast recipe of the day!

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  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 o.z. cream cheese
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/2  cups flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder ~ I actually was out of baking powder so I used an 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/8 tsp baking soda as a substitution
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix together oil, sugar and eggs.  Stir in softened cream cheese and sliced bananas.  Mix together oats, flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into banana mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips and divide to oiled muffin cups about 3/4 full.  I made 12 muffins and a mini loaf; I would estimate about 16 regular sized muffins could be made with this recipe.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

Banana Cupcakes ~ a great way to use up those over-ripe bananas

My sister made some banana cupcakes today.  I’m going to post her recipe today.  They were very tasty.  A muffin/cupcake mix on the texture.  Great banana flavor and the sour cream added fantastic richness.  Here is the recipe as she made it; they have been kid tested and approved!

Banana Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 medium bananas (very ripe)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

In large bowl cream shortening and sugar.   Mix in eggs, vanilla, mashed bananas, and sour cream.  Combine flour, baking powder, and soda.  Stir into banana mixture.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 18 – 24 muffin tins with liners.  Fill 2/3 full; bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center come out clean.  Cool and ice with vanilla or cream cheese icing if desired.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly