Banana, Strawberry, and Orange Muffins:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
I made these for breakfast recently and they were a huge hit with my family, especially my husband who ate four in one sitting. I had some strawberries and bananas that really needed to be used up and I thought some orange juice and zest would make these muffins extra delicious – I was right. The strawberries were a bit tart so I sliced them up then added 1 tablespoon of sugar to them then mixed until evenly coated; I let them sit for 15 minutes until they sweetened up. These muffins were super simple to make and made my entire family very happy… you can’t beat that!
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh orange juice (1 used one orange)
- 1 1/2 cups of strawberries, sliced (add a bit of sugar if they are tart)
- 1 tbsp grated orange zest, divided
- 3 tbsp sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 tablespoon of orange zest together in a small bowl.
Using an electric mixer, beat together the bananas, eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, fresh orange juice, and vanilla until well blended. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined then carefully add 1 cup of sliced strawberries and gently mix together. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Sprinkle the remaining strawberries evenly over the tops of each muffin, making sure to push them down a bit.
Combine the sugar and remaining tablespoon of orange zest together and sprinkle evenly on top of each muffin.
Place into the oven and bake for 25-27 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for a few minutes. Enjoy.
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