Tuesday, June 16, 2009

banana bread muffins

banana bread muffins. this recipe comes from my great grandmother from norway. its actually for a loaf of plain banana bread, but i decided to add cocoa powder ( because i was so excited that i finally found it here in mexico last week) and make muffins.

these were absolutely delicious. I had to give most of them to the kids i teach so i wouldnt eat them all.

grandma ronnies banana bread: (in italics are the changes i made)

  • 2 1/4 c flour (minus 2 tablespoons)
  • 2/3 c butter
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk, 1 tbsp vinager
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 very ripe, cold bananas
  1. preheat oven to 375. mix milk and vinager and let sit at least 5 minutes
  2. cream butter and sugar.
  3. add eggs, milk, vanilla and bananas and mix (you will probably have a few banana chunks)
  4. mix dry ingredients (including cocoa powder) in a seperate bowl and slowly add to the banana mixture.
  5. pour in a loaf pan (or in this case, greased muffin tins.) for loaf bake for 1 hour, for muffins about 20-25 minutes.


  1. Cherish the grandmother/family recipes. All too soon, they are gone if not preserved. My grandmother made a cake I have yet to find the recipe for. Best of luck with your business venture and congratulations on the wedding!

  2. I made these tonight! So delicious. I added chocolate chips in and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe. :)

  3. gale-thanks, and I agree. It is so important to keep these recipes around!

    Marissa- Im so glad you enjoyed it! I bet the chocolate chips were a great addition!