Day 2 of my Muffin Mission I decided to make search for a new muffin recipe. I came across the Betty Crocker Website and found some pretty delicious looking recipes. (no surprise there) I decided to make the Banana-Cinnamon Muffin recipe. I had all the ingredients except one, which was pretty shocking for me. Usually I have 2 or 3 ingredients missing.
I was out of baking soda. The recipe called for 1 teaspoon. I remembered reading somewhere that you can replace it with baking powder. Just use 2-3 times more baking powder than baking soda. So, since this recipe called for 1 teaspoon of baking soda I used 2 teaspoon of baking powder. It can change the taste a bit (not in a bad way). I love easy solutions when baking!! Alright on with the recipe...
For the Muffins:
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 small)
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the Topping;
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted.
Heat oven to 375F. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or spray, or line with paper baking cups.
In a large bowl, beat 2/3 cup sugar, the oil and eggs with wire whisk.
Stir in bananas and vanilla.
Stir in remaining muffin ingredients just until moistened. Divide evenly among muffin cups.
Bake 17 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan to cooling rack.
In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Dip muffin tops into melted butter, then into cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm.