Muffins are a favorite of many. Whether as a breakfast treat, brunch bread, or just visiting over a cup of coffee, fruit muffins are very popular. This recipe for Easy Banana Muffins needs no explanation, the name says it all. The Spinach Corn Muffins are great with soups, salads, or as a dinner bread that is different. For those who prefer a dinner roll, we have a Quick and Easy Dinner Roll recipe that can be made in minutes.

1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas
2 cup biscuit baking mix
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp canola oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the bottoms only of 12 muffin cups.

Beat the egg slightly; stir in the bananas, baking mix, sugar, milk, and oil just until moistened. Evenly divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes.

Note: Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts for a Banana Nut Bread.

2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
nonstick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixing bowl combine the flour, mayonnaise, and buttermilk. Stir ingredients together just until moistened.

Spray 12 muffin cups with the nonstick cooking oil spray. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cups and bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped*

Combine the cornmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

In another mixing bowl, beat the egg. Add the milk and oil to the egg and beat to mix. Fold the egg mixture into the cornmeal mixture just until moistened. Gently fold in the spinach, cheese, and jalapeno peppers.

Spray 12 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups until each is about 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for a couple of minutes before removing from the pans. Cool on wire racks.

*Use jalapeno pepper amount at your discretion. If you don’t like much heat, use only one. Always wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly when handling jalapeno peppers. Never touch your eyes or sensitive skin before giving your hands a good washing first.


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Article Posted: May 31, 2013



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