Zen got the idea of banana bread stuck in his head after watching an episode of Blues Clues. After talking about it all week, we picked up a bunch of bananas today and made muffins instead of a loaf. Just seemed more fun that way! This recipe has my modification based on one posted by Elise from SimplyRecipes.com.
4 ripe bananas
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 12 cup muffin pan.
Mash bananas with a fork in large mixing bowl. Stir in butter, eggs, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and fold in. Add the flour and nutmeg and fold in.
Pour mixture into the buttered muffin cups, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, rotating the pan 180 degrees after 15 minutes.
Cool on a rack for at least 5 minutes before attempting to remove from the pan (but they are OH SO GOOD WARM!).