Darn close to the world’s best….

Ever notice no one ever says World’s Most Mediocre Banana Bread? They should though. I have tried my fair share of World’s Best Banana Bread only to be sadly disappointed. Perhaps it’s like in Elf when he believes the sign World’s Best Cup of Coffee. Deep down I know it’s probably not going to be the best banana bread and yet I try any way.

I like my mom’s banana bread as it is unique because it uses graham flour, but I would not call it the world’s best banana bread (well at least not for me…it’s good don’t get me wrong). Part of the problem is that most banana breads in my opinion don’t use enough bananas. I mean one of the main reasons I am even making banana bread is because I have a ton of bananas to use up that are mocking me on the counter. So when I recipe calls for 1 or 2 bananas I say boo on that.

So I decided to try and think what is it that I love? Malted milk. I use it in a lot of things…I’ve never used it in banana bread (or muffins in this case). So glad I did. I think for me personally I made maybe not the best banana bread in the world but one that comes close and finally one I will make again and again!

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  1. You must have been reading my mind! I have two bananas that I was thinking about turning into muffins! Yummm-o!

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  2. They look very tempting and I’m sure they taste amazing!



  3. Yum – can’t wait to try these! I am always looking for more ways to use my over-ripe bananas, and the fact that you added malt powder is amazing :-)

  4. I keep trying different banana bread recipes, hoping to find “the one”. I love that you used malted milk powder because this gives me another way to use it!

  5. I agree, there is not enough banana in most banana breads or muffins. These sound amazing!

  6. I always have bananas in the house that end up being too ripe but perfect for baking. These look great. And the best banana bread – that is yours Peabody. The one with the coconut and a lime drizzle. I love it and it’s my favorite EVER!!!!!

  7. Audra Blair says:

    Peabody – glad to see that I am not the only one that has bananas that mock.

  8. These muffins look delicious and I can’t wait to try them. However, in my opinion, you already had the World’s Greatest Banana Bread/Muffin recipe!

    This one: http://www.culinaryconcoctionsbypeabody.com/2008/12/17/banana-espresso-chocolate-chip-muffins/

  9. Haha, they do look like very delicious muffins! Love banana and chocolate together!

  10. Peabody says:

    @Alice- those are pretty good ones. But the kiddos don’t like espresso flavored things. Those are for when it’s just me. :)

  11. Mmmm, these look super tasty. Totally agree that I am annoyed at banana bread recipes that only use one banana…clearly I’m making it because I have 7000 bananas in the house! ;)

  12. Yum, I bet this smells heavenly while it’s in the oven :) I have to try soon!

  13. This looks great. I also want to say thanks for putting a measurement for the bananas as well as approx. how many it should be. Considering how the size of produce can vary these days, I hate when recipes don’t do this.

  14. Peabody,
    These muffins look delicious. I just pinned the recipe.

  15. I have been a long time reader and rarely comment (on any blog), but I finally made these muffins today and Oh.My.Word. I halved it since I only had two mocking bananas, but I so wish I had found two more! These are by far the best muffins I have ever made. So so good. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  16. stephanie says:

    THESE are THEH BEST! Thank you! (When you add malted milk powder to a recipe, do you decrease the flour? I love this!!! I want to add it to everything now!)

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