What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

We always have bananas on hand and I always throw 1 or 2 away that have gone bad by the end.  I have intentions to use them for some type of Banana bread or muffin, but time gets in the way.

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

I was browsing Pinterest and quickly saw a picture here showing heart cupcakes.  I stored it in my brain for later =), and then found some browning bananas hanging around our place…

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

(The tutorial for these Marquee Letters can be found here)

I put the two together and made these sweet little muffins.

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I used my favorite muffin recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie (here) and this time around I…

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

  • added two smashed ripened bananas.
  • made marble sized balls out of tin foil to squish in between the liner and cupcake tin to create a heart shape while baking.
  • increased the bake time 3-5 minutes.

This specific recipe made about 16 muffins. So easy!  Seriously, this recipe is the best – no big mess, easy clean up and I think they taste delicious.

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

For extra fun, I added some simple buttercream frosting, which helped make the heart shape even truer to form. I have never made this type of frosting before (from scratch) and let me tell you – I had no clue what a delightful indulgence it is! Its name is quite fitting – ha!

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

This treat would be fun any time of year – great for Valentine’s Day or really any time of year.

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

The muffins without frosting and made in a simple circle are easy take and go breakfasts. One thing I have learned when making these is to refrigerate them and the cupcake liner seems to come off much easier.

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

For good measure, here is a real life picture of our kitchen in use (not styled up and just baked in).

What'sintheKitchenBanannaMuffins

Hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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