Moist Banana Muffins


5 Ripe bananas, 2 chopped into small chunks
1 C Brown sugar
1 1/2 Sticks unsalted butter, melted
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 C All purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two muffin pans with liners.

In a large stand mixer, add 3 of the bananas and brown sugar and mix for 3 minutes.  Add the melted butter and mix.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.  Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into the wet ingredients.  Mix just until combined.  Remove bowl from stand mixer.  Stir in the 2 chopped bananas.  You could also add in some chopped pecans at this point, if you like them in your banana bread. 

Use a ice cream scoop to fill each muffin liner 3/4 of the way full.  Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until just set in the middle.  Do not overbake.

This recipe calls for a cream cheese frosting piped into the middle and some dolloped on top.  These would also be good with a streusel topping.  Enjoy!