grandma zam’s banana jelly muffins

There are some nights when I’ve got a big pot of sauce on the stove, meatballs in the oven, and am tossing a salad in catalina dressing when I think about my great grandmother. She left us a few years ago but I think about her often, especially as I share my time in the kitchen with my son. In honor of my Gramps birthday yesterday, here is a recipe that I have tried to perfect to taste like her’s and I’ve gotten it fairly close. It’s a great breakfast treat or afternoon snack, and it always reminds me of her 🙂 Here is Grandma Zam’s Banana Jelly Muffins.

These sweet treats pack a tasty surprise in the center that the kids (big and little!) in your house will love!

These sweet treats pack a tasty surprise in the center that the kids (big and little!) in your house will love!

Ingredients:

3-4 medium ripe bananas (I usually peel and freeze the ones that get too brown to eat and use them for baking!)

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 jam or jelly, whichever flavor you prefer!

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Mash bananas in a large bowl.

Don't toss those over-ripe bananas! They're the best for baking!

Don’t toss those over-ripe bananas! They’re the best for baking!

In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add them to the bananas. Add the salt and baking soda and whisk to combine. Add the flour and oil and whisk until just combined.

Be careful not to overtax!

Be careful not to overtax!

Line your muffin tin with cups and fill 1/3 of the way with banana batter. Add a teaspoon of jam or jelly into the center of each muffin cup.

The surprise filling!

The surprise filling!

Then cover with another scoop of banana batter until the cups are about 2/3 the way filled up.

Don't over fill or the muffins won't bake right

Don’t over fill or the muffins won’t bake right

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from muffin pan promptly and let cool. Enjoy!

Whenever we’ve let the bananas go a little too long or we’re in need of a simple homemade sweet treat, this is our go-to recipe. Grandma Zam, this one is for you 🙂

Eat Well,

Stephanie a.k.a. The Foodetarian

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