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Banana Monkey Bread Muffins


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup chilled shortening

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 bananas, mashed

For Rolling

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Vanilla Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400°F. 

Spray (or butter) a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in the chilled shortening using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the mashed bananas and milk and stir together with a fork just until the dough comes together. 

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8 times, adding a little bit of flour if the dough is still sticky.

Roll dough into teaspoon-size balls. 

In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a separate small bowl, melt the 1/2 cup of butter. 

Roll dough balls in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place 4-6 dough balls in each muffin cup.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until done and a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Gently remove muffins from pan by running a knife around the edges and allow to cool completely before icing.

When cool, make the icing by whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Drizzle over muffins using a fork. 

Serve warm.

Makes 12 monkey muffins.

Source: 365 Days of Baking.

Printed From: Bakergirl