Vanilla Banana Muffins

I’m so excited to join some fabulous bloggers today and take part in a virtual bridal shower to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Sally McKenney, of Sally’s Baking Addiction!  Yay!  (Throwing sprinkles and confetti in the air!).   We are all sharing recipes full of one of Sally’s favorite things, SPRINKLES!

Banana Muffins

Sally's Baking Addiction Virtual Sprinkle Filled Bridal ShowerI absolutely adore Sally and it has been SO awesome to watch her become such a bright star in the baking world.  Sally was one of the first people to regularly comment on my blog when I first began blogging, and I’ve always felt like we share very similar tastes and baking favorites.  EVERYTHING that Sally makes has me drooling!   I always love the ingredients Sally uses, and our mutual love of sprinkles, muffins and tucking Greek yogurt into recipes always keeps me coming back to her blog for her amazing recipes and inspiration.

Vanilla Banana Muffins

Between her incredible, sprinkle filled website and her absolutely amazing book, Sally is one busy girl!  And if all of the cookies and sprinkles weren’t enough to keep her busy, Sally is getting married!   It has been SO fabulous to watch her share so much of her engagement with Kevin, her life, her wonderful pup, Jude and all of the fun behind the scenes photos and stories she shares.

Sprinkles Muffins

When I was invited to make a sprinkle recipe to celebrate Sally’s upcoming wedding, the first thing I thought of was muffins.  Sally and I both love muffins, and when I think of Sally, sprinkles and muffins are probably the first two items to come to mind, so sweet sprinkle filled muffins it is!

Vanilla Banana Muffins

These sprinkle banana muffins have more than just sprinkles though, they also feature bananas, white chocolate chips and lots of vanilla flavor.  Who says you can’t start your day with a little sprinkle party?  Not me!  And I’m guessing Sally will support early morning sprinkle consumption.   :)

 Vanilla Banana Muffins

Vanilla Banana Muffins

Vanilla Banana Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP vanilla bean paste (you can leave this out if needed)
  • 1-1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sprinkles in color(s) of your choice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add in white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the sprinkles. Mix until combined.

In a blender, food processor or with an electric mixer, puree bananas until smooth. Add in Greek yogurt, mix until smooth. Add in vanilla, vanilla bean paste, sugar and eggs, mix until smooth. Stir in melted vanilla. Mix until combined.

Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring until just mixed, do not over stir. Scoop into muffin pans with liners, filling about 2/3 of the way full. Once all cups are full, top with a sprinkle of sprinkles.

Place in oven and IMMEDIATELY reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly brown, and a toothpick or knife inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool. Serve, celebrate and enjoy!

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Sally, I wish you all the best, and a lifetime of love, friendship, happiness, patience, peace and laughter.   You have such a very bright future together, and I have no doubt that your marriage is going to be amazing, as everything you do is!   XOXO Congratulations my friend, much love and well wishes!

Make sure to visit all of the other bloggers who are sprinkling Sally with lots of bridal well wishes today!

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Comments

  1. says

    Christi, I remember always commenting on your blog and in fact, I remember the first time you commented on my blog and how it was the biggest deal in the world to me that the famous Christi from Love From the Oven knows who I am and is saying all these wonderful things about my recipe! I felt like a super star. Seriously, I am so inspired by you and I love how much we have in common to our love for muffins, cookies, rice krispie treats, sprinkles, Greek yogurt, and more. And all the funny comments you leave me on Facebook always make me laugh. You are absolutely the BEST and I could not be luckier to have you all. These muffins – you know me too well. Vanilla, banana, white chocolate, and sprinkles. Four favorites. Thank you Christi! I have to try them xoxoxoxo

  2. says

    Just stumbled onto your blog via Sally’s shower, and so so glad! These look super cute and delish. Looking forward to following along with your recipes!

  3. says

    I love these muffins!! I will definitely have to make some for my breakfast this week :) I have to try out muffins that include bananas and greek yogurt! These would make any morning a celebration!

    I just want to say that Sally’s blog is my absolute favorite, and she has inspired me to become more involved in my kitchen (even though she doesn’t know it). I’ve also found so many awesome bloggers through her, and I just want to say that while I may be quiet, I really enjoy your blog as well!

  4. says

    Hi Christi! I just stumbled upon your vanilla banana muffins you baked for Sally’s virtual bridal shower and I simply love them. I’m a huge fan of Sally and of you since I started blogging and it makes me feel so happy to learn about your friendship! This post is full of generosity and it’s a pleasure to read! Cheers from the French girl behind Del’s cooking twist ;)

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