We came up with an easy and quick way to have a morning muffin before his music class that is full of goodness. The trick to a moist, cake-like texture and giving the pumpkin flavor was using a box of Jell-o Pumpkin Pudding. We found it at the grocery store when we were shopping and thought we'd give it a try.
Easy Pumpkin~Banana Muffins
2 bananas, mashed
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 box of Jell-o Pumpkin Pudding
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cup King Arthur all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 T butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375F-degrees. Brush muffin pan with melted butter. We used his Jumbo muffin pan and this recipe made 6, but for a Regular muffin pan you will get 10-12.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, using a paddle attachment, mix the first five ingredients well. Then, add the dry ingredients and mix on low, just until combined.
Scoop into the prepared muffin pan and bake for 18-20 minutes for Jumbo and 15-18 for Regular.
The tops of the muffins should be firm to the touch. Allow them to cool slightly and then, turn out out a rack to cool.
My little King enjoyed his muffin so much; he said, "These are the best ever, Mimi!" Isn't that what we all want to hear. Enjoy!