Friday, July 5, 2013

Bootylicious Banana Muffins

if you place two beside each other really close, they do resemble a fine buttocks. 

Banana Muffins are a fantastic way to enhance your curves. I'm not sure how many calories these babies rack up per serving but I can only imagine it's huge, just like your *ss after eating them. haha. I'm only jokingggg. 

But that is why I said they are Bootylicious. 

Now that i've got your attention, i'll let you know that they are worth every calorie, and contain yogurt, which is healthy right?!?! Not to mention these are so stinking delicious!!! They have a crisp muffin top that you can sink your teeth into (*ahem the only type of muffin top you'll ever want anything to do with...)  and the inside, ohhh boyyy, is so soft, moist and tender, with just the perfect amount of sweetness and bananananess. did i spell that right? yes!? good.

On top of their amazing taste and texture, is the fact that they are super easy to make (i'm talking beginner level people) and especially great if you have a couple of left over bananas that are turning brown, 'spotting' and icky. If you're anything like me, you are a prissy little b*tch who won't eat a banana one day past it's yellow-phase-- see chart below: (5-6). 

Banana stages**-- 7 and above is prime for banana muffin baking! What is YOUR favourite?

Recipe yields 12 muffins

What you need: 
1.5 C flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt (or a little less)
1 C sugar
1/2 C [SCANT] vegetable or canola oil --if you are NOT adding yogurt, then make it a normal 1/2C.
1 heaping tbsp vanilla yogurt (optional- but i personally think it adds moistness and flavour)
1 large egg
1/2 tbsp. vanilla
2-3 overripe mashed bananas --i usually just hold the peeled banana in my hand at step 4 and take a fork to chop it up, and then smush it in my hand, then drop it into the bowl. Please make sure you have clean hands prior to this step. or not, i don't really care.
optional 1/2 C chocolate chips/nuts/ whatever you want to make you *ss even larger

What you need to do:

step one: 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. go ahead, do it now!

step two:
In a medium bowl, whisk flourbaking sodabaking powder and salt. 

as you can see, i use a fork to whisk because i'm kinnnd of lazy and it can go straight into the dishwasher.

step three:
In a separate large bowl, beat together sugareggoil, (optional) yogurt, and vanilla
note how the red bowl is distinctly different than the blue bowl... keep the ingredients separate 'til later!

step four: 
Stir in the mashed bananas.

step five:
Add dry ingredients to wet, just until they are blended. no overmixing! Fold in optional extras like chocolate chips or nuts. The batter will be thick!

warning!! this batter is deeeelicious

step six:
Place 12 paper liners in a muffin pan. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake on middle rack until the tops are lightly golden brown, approximately 20-25 mins. You can do the 'poke' test, by inserting a toothpick or fork into a muffin and if it comes out wet or gooey you know it still needs time!  Transfer to cooling rack. 

Your booty ain't bootylicious until it's had some of these!!

 Don't forget to reply after you try! 


^.^Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting

**photo credit here

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