Banana Fanna Fo Fanna (muffins)

Author: Cooped Up Chick  //  Category: Desserts, March 2013


What do you do when you have 4 wAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAy too brown bananas on your counter…and after you have already attempted to throw them in the freezer and you are attacked viciously by 18 OTHER brown bananas trying to make their escape?

You either throw them in the garbage (BLASPHEMY!) or you make something with them.

A few weeks ago this was my predicament. I usually go to my Go-To, Nanny J’s banana bread recipe. But it’s dense. Not dense like stupid but dense like THICK. I wanted something less bready.

I googled Banana muffin recipe and was bombarded with more choices then there are perverted men on Plenty-of-Fish (NOT that I troll dating sites….anymore.) Anyhoo….the point is, there were lots!

I picked the first option with the highest rating and set to baking. Well, needless to say they were a success. Well I ASSUME they were a success since my 17 yr old hoover (READ: son) ate them all within a couple of days. SO I made them again today (and this time took pictures of the end result!!)


What you will need:


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 ripe bananas, mashed

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup butter, melted


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin tin with paper liners.

In one bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. (TRICK: put everything in a bowl and whisk…you won’t need to sift)

In a separate bowl mix mashed bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter.

Fold in the flour mixture to the banana mixture.

Spoon into liners.

Bake 25-30 minutes until muffins spring back to the touch and a toothpick in center comes out clean.


Fresh out of the oven


Cooling next to French Vanilla cupcakes



Totally loved these little muffins. Had the same flavor as the banana bread but so soft and light and fluffy.


A little dollop of margarine (shut up Jenn…I KNOW its plastic!) and right into my belly!



Hope you enjoy. Experiment a little…add chocolate chips or blueberries!

love, peace and chicken grease,

– A Cooped Up Chick

2 Responses to “Banana Fanna Fo Fanna (muffins)”

  1. Michelle Says:

    They’re in the oven now. Gotta say that the batter is tasty!

  2. Lisa G Says:

    Making these right now! Can’t wait to eat one!

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