Makes about a dozen muffins
3 brown bananas (1 cup mashed)
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour*
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk or lemon juice
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Get out a 1/2 measuring cup and a 1/4 teaspoon (these will be all you need to measure your ingredients).
In a large Ziploc bag, mash the bananas. Add the eggs, seal the bag, and shake and squish until combined. Add the sugar and mix well. Dump in the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Before zipping and mixing them all the way in, mix them together a little with your measuring spoon. Now add the oil** and vanilla and shake and squish until well combined.
Snip the corner of the bag and squirt the batter into a lined muffin tin (if you don't want to clean the pan, line it with tin liners so the grease doesn't come through). Don't make the hole very big at all because the batter is very runny. Pinch the corner between each muffin.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
To make the glaze, just mix together the powdered sugar and milk or lemon juice and spread over cooled muffins.
We chose not to make the glaze, the lad had no interest in doing so.
The lad found this ALOT of fun to do. :)
I found I just couldn't do it.. I HAD to use a liquid measure for the oil. Felt wrong to do it using a dry measure. :) So I used one more dish than the recipe called for. It's a me thing, what can I say?
I would not add the oil at the end since I found the oil did not mix well when done at the end and we had oil squirting out with the first two muffins.. and we had mixed it for quite a while and it looked all mixed in the bag.
Being the Let's not waste any sort I found it a pain squeezing the mix out of the bag, but the lack of clean up was lovely (it was the lad's turn to do the dishes so that worked out really really well for him). :)
The recipe called for cooking 20 minutes. That was too much for my oven and they came out a bit dark. They taste good though, the lad and hubby really like them.