Saturday, March 13, 2010

Banana Breakfast Muffins

This morning, I woke up to find five bananas lying dead and blackened on my kitchen floor. They must have fallen off from the bunch the night before. Without hesitation, I got the ingredients out to make muffins. My 4-year old son, who was with me, gave his take on the situation.

"The bananas all black black ... spoil already. Must throw away."

I had to educate him otherwise. In fact, I told him, they are sweeter when they are all "black black". :)



I went back to the same recipe I had used here, sans the crumb topping. The recipe called for three bananas, but I used all five, so you can imagine how banana-laden my muffins were. They tasted divine, especially fresh out of the oven.



On a separate note, the week-long school break started today, and I'll be having three kids in the house 24/7. Oh, the chaos and noise! No prizes for guessing why this post is so short. Sigh ... school is the best child-minding service ever created. I'll let ya'll know if my sanity is still intact at the end of the week. Hah.

Wishing everyone a restful weekend!

38 comments:

  1. Wow.. this sure look great for a weekend snack or picnic taka away..... :)

    Wish you have a great coming wk with the kids too... :) Mine little monster is also on a week holiday too.... *faint*

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  2. Those r some nice cupcakes!

    hope u have a good weekend!!

    i seriously need a good rest..

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  3. Prefect spring break muffins.. I agree the more bananas the better..
    I hope you have a great week w/ your 3 adorable children..Any plans?

    I hope your weather is nice that always helps.
    The muffins are gorgeous.

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  4. Ju I have a few bananas here about to turn "black black also " :) I'm making some for tmr morning , will let you know how it goes.
    Is he with the little chubby hand :)?

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  5. Hey,Ju, your muffins look really mouthwatering. Great pictures.Super sharp. Wow, the school holidays are here again? That explains why the air tickets are all fully booked for my business trip.

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  6. Hehe.....when my kids were in school I was exhausted just from transporting htem around esp if one goes in the morning n the other in the afternoon, cooking lunch, tuition, karate n when they we on holiday it was like hell broke loose...hmmm.. maybe m in heaven now!

    ur son is so so cute!!! black-black ...LOL...the Malaysian and Singaporean double emphasis in full gear.

    And I'm sure he said that those muffins were so nice nice must eat eat!

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  7. Little T those are some beautiful muffins!
    Your pics are amazing...as always!
    I have not had my breakfast yet...now I am starving!
    L~xo

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  8. Ju, I will have the same situation like you for next whole week,hehehe..This reminds me I have long time did not bake banana muffin, will do soon. You too have a nice weekend.

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  9. Let me go for this version. I love having greater banana flavor and a flexible recipe.

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  10. "The darker the [banana], the sweeter the juice." LOL! These muffins look BEAUTIFUL!!

    Have fun with your kids!! Just be thankful they are alive and well. :)

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  11. way to go! good for you to teach your children not waste and enjoy all the good bounties in different ways. oh, the muffins look fabulous!

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  12. Great muffins! Clever idea to use up all the blackened bananas. Have fun during school holiday, I have sure you will survive :)

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  13. I would imagine this muffins are moist and soft..and the smell and the aroma while baking them... i'm under banana muffin spell...
    i know your hands are full but take it easy...do it with TLC!

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  14. I can relate, I have been there; now I pray that they both stay employed and busy. I love your banana muffins but most of all your photography. What skill!

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  15. I am sure those gorgeous muffins convinced your little boy that black bananas have their uses!

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  16. You are a true foodiefrugalfriend. I hate wasting food. Good for you for making the most of it. THe muffins look scrumptious!

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  17. Have fun with the kids, ;). And I am with you about overripe bananas. !

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  18. OOOH! Banana muffins! Is it bad that I buy bananas solely for this reason?

    As for your kids, arrange a playdate- at someone else's house. hahah! :) Then you'll get some alone time!

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  19. really nice pictures..i can almost smell the muffins..that's right, school holiday is here again. I hope to survive the holiday myself..nice blog, by the way.

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  20. Hee hee... sometimes we have to teach the young ones that at times, when they look rotten - they are the best tasting! SOMETIMES! :) Like now - they look amazing Ju - I think I can almost smell the freshly baked banana muffins wafting from the oven.

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  21. I love the looks of these muffins! I can see the moist banana bits on the crust...yum! Black bananas are the BEST for baking. My sis wanted to make banana cake and I asked her to wait till the bananas turn black, she gave me this weird look. haha.

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  22. They are perfect for making the banana bread when they are deadly black!
    I am pretty sure these muffins make a wonderful weekend breakfast!

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  23. Sono perfetti per la prima colazione, un'ottima idea. Un abbraccio Daniela.

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  24. Banana muffins! Nothing beats good ol' muffins, they are good for any meals throughout the day!

    Oh, well! The great motherly love & sacrifices! I know what you mean when school break hits. Oh, well! I'm sure you guys are gonna have a blast! Take care! Have fun with your boy-boy! ;)

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  25. Ju, your banana muffins looks awesome. I can eat a few in one go :P I love bananas in bakes...beautiful flavour. 3 kids at home....maybe time to get them to help with baking. I'm sure they would be thrilled. Making cookies will keep them occupied longer :P I remember those fun days back home where we had our church kids make cookies every Saturday, packed and sell every Sunday. Always not enough to sell! Kids are awesome and very quick to learn. Have fun with your kids! The week will be over before you realise it.

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  26. Your muffins look too good to be eaten Ju. Adding 5 instead of 3, did you bake it longer and was it very wet? Might wanna do that too one day since I always have more than 3 bananas rotting on my kitchen counter

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  27. "Black black." That is so cute. But I do wish you luck - and I think 3 cats and a dog is too much to deal with sometimes. Hats off to you, girly. Your muffins looks great - I like how you were prepared to instantly swoop into action and bake them!

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  28. Just finished baking these! My son said, "Mommy, I wanted to say "Yucky" bcos the bananas looked "yucky" but, it's SOOOOO GOOOOD!!"

    Thanks for coming to my rescue ... I had 2 black looking bananas staring at me the past 2 days. When I saw your blog this morning, a light bulb came on!

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  29. Wahh... I miss the black black talking.... mwuahahhaa! I love muffins laden with goodness.

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  30. Oh my gawd.. i just want to reach over my computer screen and grab a few of those banana muffins. They look so incredible!! And thank you for teaching everyone about recycling overripe bananas into muffin. They have so much flavor!

    *Craving big time now. Your fault! :)

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  31. Not only I have heard that "blacker" the banana is sweeter, it has also more benefits as a fruit but I dislike "black" bananas cos of the high tendency of being severely bruised inside. I lik "just ripe" bananas :D

    Your muffins looks so nicely crusted...that golden brown looks perfectly ...golden...brown.

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  32. Hello Ju!!

    these are excellent breakfast muffins!! They look so COOL too!

    MMMMMMMM,....

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  33. Gorgeous muffins and I think I would like them better without topping for a breakfast snack. I always increase the amount of fruit in recipes too. Why hold back? LOL!

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  34. Such yummy looking bananas! I also had black black bananas I needed to use up! I should have checked here first haha. Started on chocolate banana muffins, and then realised my oven is busted!! lol what luck! fortunately they still baked fine in the toaster oven even if they looked grotesque!

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  35. I had a huge craving for banana muffin recently and your recipe saved my day :)

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  36. Hi Ju

    I baked a few banana muffins till the top is slightly brown and tested it with skewer which came out clean. But when I cut open the muffin, it was slightly wet. How do I bake it and not burn the top of the muffins?

    Thanks
    AuntieMin

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  37. I tried this recipe today. Dont know why the the top is quite hard. Hope you can tell me what has gone wrong.

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