Mashed Banana-Pineapple Muffins
This is a great breakfast or snack option that is super easy and fun to make. Parents control the oven and then sit back and let those little cooks have at it. I got this recipe from a great Hawaiian cook book called Sam Choy’s Cooking with Kids.
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter at room temp.
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup drained crushed pineapple
¾ cup mashed ripe banana
First measure out and mix in a separate bowl the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set this bowl to the side. In a bowl that you can blend in or a standalone blender mix butter until light yellow and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and sugar slowly, continue to blend until well mixed. Mash the banana until smooth, and add the mashed up banana and drained pineapple to the butter and blend until mixed well. Slowly add the flour into the butter and fruit mixture and blend until smooth. With two spoons drop batter into muffin papers, fill about ¾ of the way full. Place in a 425 degree oven and bake for 15-20 or until light brown on the top.
What other kinds of fruit would make good muffins?
My favorite is Pineapple zucchini!
These could be a great fathers dad breakfast, ask you dad, grandfather or other important caregiver what their favorite fruit is a try to make them a muffin.