Oh, what to do with those overripe bananas?? Usually we bake banana bread, but instead let’s look at a delicious muffin recipe from the “Taste of Home” from University of Massachusetts Dining. UMASS dining is listed as number 1 in the nation for excellence.I adapted this recipe a bit. As bananas ripen their sugar content increases, so they are very sweet. I reduced the amount of sugar from 2 cups to 1/2 cup and I believe that the next time I would reduce it even further to 1/3 cup.
Banana Blueberry Muffins
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
pinch of cinnamon, or to taste
1 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 medium over-riped bananas, mashed
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup blueberries
1 cup ground walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 18 muffins cups with baking spray.
2. Whisk together flour, sea salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix together the salt, sugar and bananas. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture, blueberries and walnuts.
3. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out dry, about 25 minutes.