Monday, September 18, 2017

The Best Banana Bread and Muffins Recipe

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The school year is in full swing and we are starting to get the hang of school and all the chaos that goes with it.  I am really enjoying having my kids back on a routine again and they are all enjoying school.  Even though we all are used to school and everything, mornings are still very frantic and crazy!  My kids are NOT morning people at all and sometimes they get up late, like 15 minutes before it's time to leave the house.  Plus this year my oldest is in 7th grade, which means that he started school sports and the past two weeks he has had early morning practices (they start at 6:30am....) and so that has added to our stress in the mornings.  Since I of course want my kids to have breakfast in the mornings, I decided to make up a couple batches of this amazing banana bread/muffins to make our mornings run a little more smoothly.  They are super easy to make, plus my kids LOVE them!

I headed to Winco to get all the ingredients to make the banana bread and muffins.  I got some Gold 'n Soft spread for the recipe, I found it in the refrigerated section with the other dairy products.

There are a few kinds of Gold 'n Soft, I got the regular spread in both a small and large square container.  There are also different kinds of blends and a light kind too.  

This is the best banana bread and muffins ever.  My mom used to make these for me when I was growing up and I LOVED them!  So I love making them for my kids because it brings back so many memories of my childhood, my mom and baking with her.  My mom would bake several batches of these muffins and then would freeze them so we could snack on them through out the week/month.  It was such a fun treat and now I do that with my kids.  I love making the banana bread but the muffins are so great to freeze or  you can even put them into their school lunches or they make a great after school snack.

Now for the recipe.  The recipe is super easy to make and chances are you have all the ingredients on hand (those are my favorite recipes).

Here is a quick video to show you the process of making them :)

This is what you'll need:
• 3-4 ripe bananas
• 1/3 cup Gold 'n Soft spread (melted)
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 egg (beaten)
• 1 tsp vanilla
• 1 tsp baking soda
• dash of salt
• 1 1/2 cups of flour
• 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips

1) Mashed up the ripe bananas in a large bowl and add melted spread.

2) Add sugar, egg and vanilla and mix.  Then sprinkle the baking soda and salt into the bowl and mix.  Next add the flour and mix thoroughly.  Lastly,  add the chocolate chips. 

3) Fill cupcakes liners 2/3 full.  One batch makes 24 cupcakes, one 4x8 loaf or 4 mini loaves. 

4) Bake the muffins at 350 degrees.  For the cupcakes bake for 25 minutes, for the mini loaves 35 minutes and the 4x8 loaf 1 hour. 

One of my favorite things about the Gold 'n Soft spread is how easy it is to spread onto the muffins and bread.  It goes on soooo smoothly and tastes amazing!  I love that you can take it out of the fridge and spread it onto toast or these without any problems (we've all been there, trying to spread hard butter onto toast, it does't go well).  That is going to save us a lot of time in the mornings (I can't tell you how many times I have to soften the butter for my kids in the mornings...).   I also love that it doesn't have cholesterol and hydrogenated oils like regular butter does.  Plus there is no trans fat in this spread. 

Either way you eat it, muffin or bread, it tastes amazing!

These are seriously soooo good and spreading the Gold 'n Soft on the top of it makes them taste even better, yum!!

Next time you are at the store, make sure to check out Gold 'n Soft.  You can save $.50 on it with this coupon.

Don't know where find it?  You can find a store near you with this store locator

Want more recipes and inspiration for recipes with this yummy butter??  Make sure to check out this website with all kinds of yummy goodness! 


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You're making my mouth water! I've never heard of that butter? Is it a light butter or margarine or is it real butter (liked whipped butter?). Love the black bananas -- I have a freezer full of them that I need to use up!

Kaysi said...

It's like a margarine I believe

Jesenia Montanez said...

I could go for one of these muffins right now. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! client