Friday, August 28, 2009

kids in the kitchen - banana muffins

I'm joining in this week for my first Kids in the Kitchen over at A Little Fun with Me & Lu. I'm a day late, but we actually did make these on Thursday!

At Ryan's work each of his co-workers sign up to bring a breakfast goodie on Fridays. Usually it's something like store bought donuts or some store bought pastry. This week it is Ryan's turn to bring something, so of course I can't just let him bring donuts like everyone else...it has to be homemade! I've already sent random goodies with him before and his co-workers always seem to give them rave reviews (aw, shucks). There's just something about being "the wife that brings all the yummy homemade treats".

Today was the perfect opportunity to let Mikayla help out again in the kitchen. I try really hard to make something with her at least once a week. Last week it was chocolate chip cookies! Yum!

Mini Banana Muffins
(found via AllRecipes.com)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth.
  4. Scoop into muffin pans.
  5. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.
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Some things that are easy for Mikayla to help with using a recipe like this are...

MASHING BANANAS

POURING IN DRY INGREDIENTS
STIRRING TOGETHER WET INGREDIENTS
PLACING MUFFIN TIN LINERS IN THE MINI MUFFIN CUPS
SO PROUD OF HER HARD WORK!
YUMMY IN THE TUMMY!
(Don't worry, I didn't make Ryan take the muffins
to work like this...I'll spare him that.)
In addition to the muffins, he brought strawberries, grapes, and bananas along with some mini bagels and cream cheese. You have to please the masses!

HAPPY FRIDAY!
ENJOY SOME TIME COOKING IN THE KITCHEN.


Check out Sarah at I Blame My Mother for Kid Friendly Friday.

14 comments:

Sherry said...

I think my husband would love these, he has a weakness for bananas! I on the other hand have got to get over the texture LOL. Thanks for joining in!

Sarah said...

Nice! My kids love making muffins. They are hard to mess up :)

Dawn said...

She looks like she's having alot of fun! My girls love to cook. Thanks for the recipe!

He & Me + 3 said...

My kids love to help out too. She is so cute and did a great job. YUM

Michelle said...

They look yummy. Emily loves to help me in the kitchen too!

Missy said...

What a cute little helper you have. The muffins look yummy. She did a great job.

You sound like me. My husband's work has a rotating schedule for breakfast friday. I always say the exact same thing,you're not bringing any donuts. We're making something good! I'm so bad. It's almost like a competition for me. I told him that he was gonna have the best breakfast. I know. I take it way too seriously.

Emily said...

Yum! And that's one happy helper you have!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! Those sound really good! And I am the same way...I always like to take homemade stuff even if everybody else is just buying store bought!

Sharon said...

They look fantastic! YUM! Love cooking in the kitchen with our boys....

Catherine said...

Your daughter looks like she loves cooking. We love to make muffins because there are so many steps that kids can do themselves and they are hard to totally mess up.

Xazmin said...

Looks like you 2 had so much fun together...I'll have to try this recipe!

I've missed you...I can't wait for the monthly craft challenge to start!

Sarah Ondracek said...

I love your banana bread so I KNOW your muffins were super yummy too;)

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Rhonda said...

I love banana nut muffins and have not made any in a long time! I'm sure you know why! I may just have to make a batch soon though!

She is such a cute chef! Love it! I use to worry about the mess! Who cares!!!! Let them cook! Okay enough of the !!!!!!!! ;o)

 
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