Monday, November 10, 2008

Monkey Muffins

Today the kids and I made Monkey Muffins. They were so yummy that I thought I'd share the recipe with you. I doubled the recipe (so that we'd have enough to freeze) and got 42 regular muffins from it.

Monkey Muffins
makes 12-16 muffins

4 bananas
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. shortening (I substituted canola oil, or you can use applesauce)
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. low-fat sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners or spray generously with non-stick spray. Cut bananas into pieces and mash. In a small bowl, mix together whole-wheat flour and baking soda. In another bowl, mix together shortening and sugar. Beat until creamy. Add eggs, mashed bananas, salt, and vanilla. Mix well. Add the flour mixture and sour cream. Mix well. Fill the muffin sups 1/2 full. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Ellie peels the bananas

Jacob mashes them

Ellie breaks the eggs
(Mommy Tip: If your kids are helping you break the eggs, always have them do it in a separate bowl. This makes it really easy if you have to pick out shell pieces.)

They thought it was funny that the eggs made a smiley face in the bowl

Jacob adds the sour cream

Waiting for it to finish mixing



Everyone thought they we so good that we each had two with dinner...even Emmaline!

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