Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I don't know about you, but I like my bananas as close to green as possible, but still being yellow.  We had ten...count them ten...bananas that had gone ripe too fast.  My Littles are just like me and will not eat them once they have a spot of brown on them.  I know we are strange fickle! 

Soooo...what do you do with bananas like this?

You make these!!!  

I searched and searched for recipes that I liked for banana nut muffins and found this one from Penguins and Cupcakes.  It looked delicious, so I decided to try it.  I made a few additions and tweaks along the way, but they are delicious still!

What You Need:  
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 over-ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional)
Yields about 18 muffins.

What You Do:
  • Preheat your oven to 350F, while you prepare your muffin tin.  I used liners, but you could also spray the tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix well.
  • In a separate bowl (or your Kitchen Aid mixer bowl) combine the banana, sugar, brown sugar, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.  Mix well.
  • Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet mixing until there are no lumps.
  • Add in the walnuts and mix for a few seconds until incorporated.
  • Using an ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon) fill the muffin tin 3/4 full.  
  • Top each muffin with a teaspoon of Nutella and swirl it around into the muffin batter with a toothpick.
  • Bake the muffins for 17-20 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

My littles had a fit over these and thought I was giving them "chocolate muffins" for breakfast.  (Insert diabolical laughter here)  Little did they know they were getting fruit and protein for breakfast!

So next time you have mushy over ripe bananas...make some muffins!  I also made a second batch and put them in the freezer for later.  I call that a win win!

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  1. These look so yummy-I love Nutella!! Visiting from the DDT link up:)

    1. Thanks Marta! I have a very real obsession with Nutella as well. These were so good I couldn't stop eating them so I had to take them to work to be devoured! Thanks for visitng! Also, while you are here be sure to check out the giveaway I am running.... here. It is worth a shot while you are here! Have a great day!

  2. I love Nutella, and this looks like such a great way to use it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have been known to just dip my banana in a tub of nutella, ha So these must be made ASAP

    1. Girl you know it! I am usually a peanut butter girl, but this recipe with Nutella definitely hit the spot! Who am I kidding...I love Nutella!

  4. Bananas and Nutella?! These sounds heavenly! Pinning for sure! :)

    1. Hi Jilly! Thanks for pinning. I hope you enjoy as much as we did!

  5. 1. These pictures make me wish I liked nutella.

    2. Who doesn't like nutella? What's wrong with me?

    3. Thanks so much for linking up once again. Even though I don't like nutella my boyfriend & dad would DEVOUR these in a heartbeat. I think I'll be making these for them shortly.

    4. I hope you're having a great day Tela!!

    1. Mary, what is with you and not liking chocolate!!! Thanks for loving my pics though. I hope you are having a wonderful time at the beach!


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