fall foodies: banana pumpkin muffins

Since this past Sunday was rain filled and dark, I figured that we needed something to cozy us up. I'm all about making things that are good for you but I also think that things you eat should be plain old good too. A morning muffin is hardly something you'd eat if you were trying to watch your caloric intake but we weren't. We were simply trying to warm ourselves up, from the inside out, and these Banana Pumpkin muffins were the perfect treat. You might remember this post, about what to do when you find that you've left your bananas in the fruit bowl too long. Well, here is another delicious way to turn your overly ripe bananas deliciously edible: BANANA PUMPKIN MUFFINS. If ever there was a time of year to delight in these fluffy morning treats...this is it! Especially this week, when we are fast making holiday plans, these are ideal to have on hand to grab and add to your morning routine.

The recipe is pretty similar to my banana bread recipe but with organic pumpkin pie mix added. Here is what you need:

an electric mixer
measuring cups
a muffin tin
muffin tin liners 
a spatula
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 large eggs
one stick of butter at room temperature
1 cup of mashed very ripe banana
3/4 a can of Organic Pumpking Pie Mix
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Get ready...



[my Kitchen Aid ARCHITECT mixer... I LOVE it!]

1] preheat your oven to 350 degrees
2] place 1 cup of sugar and 1 stick of room temperature butter in mixer
3] slowly turn on the mixer and cream together 
4] add the 2 eggs and whip together


5] in a medium bowl whisk together 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt


6] add it to your wet mix (already in the mixer) and mix together
7] add 1 teaspoon of vanilla
8] add your mushed bananas
9] add 3/4 of the can of organic pumpkin pie mix


10] line your muffin tin...


11] fill your muffin cups evenly


12] Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees (test with a wooden cake pick)

and...

VOILA! 


I served them HOT with apple butter which took me right back to the days when my grandparents used to bring it home from Apple Country. These were seriously delicious and warm and fluffy and moist. They were perfect! 



Hopefully this inspires you to whip these up for your family this Thanksgiving week! I promise, they will thank you for it!

14 comments:

stopmeifyouveheardthisone said...

Mmmm that would cozy up any grey day for me!

~Stop Me if You've Heard This One

vanessa (the gal) said...

YUM YUM YUM! I want one!!! ;)
ps: loving the blog mini facelift! fabulous colors!

xo, me!

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Erin said...

Oh those look scrumptious. Thank you SO SO SO much for the gorgeous stationery! I love it! You should check out my post today :)

XO,
Erin

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Dorothy A. said...

Oh, these look so yummy! I'm not much of a baker, but I just might try them.

Your kitchen is so clean. :)

I need a KitchenAid like that. Right now I just use a handheld mixer.

Thanks for sharing!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

mmmmm that all looks absolutely delicious. At first I thought you made cookies AND muffins, then went back and realized...you didn't haha. I was gonna say I love that you did both. *doh!

They do look delicious though, especially with apple butter. yum!

Emily at Amazing Grapes

Stephanie said...

I WANT TO EAT THIS RIGHT NOW! : )

And I want to steal your mixer!

Annie said...

Ohhhhh these look SO yummy :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Bubble My Licorice said...

your blog is amazing!
aww these cupcakes are perfect!

K said...

ohmygoodness these look AMAZING! I had never thought to combine these two fruits - a true travesty now that I think about it. I literally cannot wait to try out this recipe :)

Paislea Elyse said...

oh my gosh! these look so lovely!!! thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

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Daniela said...

those muffins look DELICIOUS! I threw out a few bananas last week...I feel so guilty now. I could have turned them into this!

amy b.s. said...

i am now so in the baking mood!

Erin said...

These look amazingly delicious! You take great photos! What kind of camera do you have?!

e.day said...

does this weekend still count as thanksgiving week? because these look amazing. and i am not ready to move on from pumpkin yet.