Two ingredient banana muffins? Can this be real?
I have made the two-ingredient pumpkin muffins a lot these last few weeks. But banana muffins? Well, I'm here to tell you, it's real. And they are quick. And good! This is the BEST use of those extra bananas!
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This is the perfect recipe when you have those ripe bananas that need to be used really soon. Like today! In about 20 minutes, you can have banana muffins!
Ingredients for two-ingredient banana muffins
1 box yellow cake mix
3 large bananas (or 4-5 small bananas)
½ teaspoon cinnamon (totally optional)
Directions for two-ingredient banana muffins
Preheat oven to the temperature stated on cake mix box. Usually 350 Fahrenheit
I used 4 medium-sized bananas. You could use three large, or 4 - 5 small ones. Mash them! I use this masher.
Add a box of cake mix. Just the cake mix. Not the stuff you are told to add.
Find your favorite mixing spoon!
Start stirring. I promise it will start looking like dough! It is sticky.
Now, here is a totally optional addition. My family likes cinnamon in their banana bread. I make homemade banana bread and add cinnamon to that too. About ½ a teaspoon.
Just an FYI, the texture of this is a little different from a scratch banana bread recipe. It's not as dense. Not better or worse, just different. It has a great place in every person's recipe collection of quick and easy recipes.
Bake approx. 18 minutes (test with toothpick for doneness). Mmmmmm they smell so good when they bake. A little piece of advice.
If you are going to frequently make muffins, buy yourself a good nonstick muffin tin! Also, I'm a huge fan of using scoops to transfer the batter into the muffin tins. So much easier and less messy (no drips of batter everywhere! These are the type of scoops I use (click on the picture for more info.):Print
The easiest way to use up those extra ripe bananas! Use a box of cake mix and some bananas to make banana muffins. You'll be impressed by how easy and how delicious and moist these are!
1 box yellow cake mix
3 large bananas (or 3-4 small bananas)
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Turn oven on to temperature recommended for muffins on the cake mix box (often 350)
Add cake mix. Do not add ingredients listed on the box!
Add optional cinnamon
Stir until everything is well mixed.
Bake for approx. 18 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick
The dough will be sticky and muffins will be lighter than traditional banana bread. Different but delicious!
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