Banana Muffins

I’m not monkeying around here, these are some awesome muffins 🙂 They’re even pretty good for you! Now I’m the kinda girl that could have fruit for dessert and call it a day, but these count as fruit, right? In my world they are 🙂

My soon-to-be-chef mom is helping me with getting recipes from cookbooks that she loves, so I was happy to make these from a cookbook classic, the Joy of Cooking. There’s nothing wrong with going back to the basics, and these muffins are just a little bite of happiness, added to your day. 🙂

Banana Muffins- Makes 12

From The Joy of Cooking


  • 2 large ripe bananas (about a cup mashed)
  • 2 tablespoons fat free greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons applesauce (you can use butter if you want ;D)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray (or paper line) 12 muffin tins
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the bananas and the greek yogurt until combined. Then add the eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and applesauce until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in 2-3 batches until fully combined. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*Note* If you don’t have cake flour, the proportion is 1 cup cake flour=1 cup-2 tablespoons all purpose flour.


-Rayna 🙂


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