What’s in the Kitchen – Heart Shaped Banana Muffins

What’s in the kitchen heart shaped muffins are the best most moist muffins ever, plus they are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

What's in the Kitchen Bananna Muffins on a red cake stand.

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

Making a little indent in the muffins that are baked so that they are heart shaped.

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…

A white kitchen with muffins on the counter and a large graphic picture hanging up.

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

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

A clear glass mixing bowl with flour in it on the counter.

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

Putting liners in the muffin tin.

  • 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.

A heart shaped muffin with white icing on it.

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!

Two iced muffins on a cake stand on the counter.

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

Up close picture of the iced muffin on a red cake stand.

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.

A little blonde girl at the table with a pony tail in her hair.

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

A white kitchen with a cutting board on the counter and an industrial style faucet.

Hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!


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