3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed |||| 3/4 cup dried cranberries |||| 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour |||| 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder |||| 1/2 teaspoon salt |||| 1/3 cup vegetable shortening |||| 2/3 cup sugar |||| 2 teaspoons lemon juice |||| 2 eggs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Then add the eggs, shortening, lemon juice. Combine until mixture is creamy.
2. Mix in the mashed bananas and the cranberries.
3. This recipe makes about 12 muffins. Grease muffin pan and divide batter evenly between cups. Bake for 30 minutes.
I really, really like muffins. Who doesn’t really? Muffins are great for breakfast, for a snack, for babies… well maybe. But really, muffins are great. And when they are cooking the whole house smells like heaven. I really should make muffins more often.
This recipe is incredibly easy and makes a dozen medium/large sized muffins. Clean up is easy. I only had one mixing bowl and the muffin pan.
This is a basic banana bread recipe, but the possbilities for additions are endless. You could subsitute the dried cranberries for other dried fruits (rasins, dates, cherries, apricots) or nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans) or chocolate chips or maybe even some shredded coconut!