One of my favorite actors is John Barrowman (of Torchwood fame) and he published his Banana Bread recipe which I had saved off a long time ago. Well I finally got around to trying it out and decided to convert them into muffins. The recipe is really good and the muffins come out very nice and moist. A few were devoured right out of the oven with little oohs and ahhs!.
These are really simple to make and so quick to turn out for an early morning breakfast and they last a while too – well that is if you can stop yourself from eating more than one!.
Makes 12 muffins or 24 mini-muffins
- 10oz plain flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 4oz butter room temperature, plus extra for greasing
- 8oz caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 85ml buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp rum
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until well incorporated.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Fold into batter gently. Add butter milk and vanilla and mashed bananas and rum and fold until incorporated.
Divide among the muffin cups and bake at 350F for about 30 – 35 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.