You know what is really cool? When you accidentally develop a really AWESOME recipe and you weren’t even trying to. You know, when you are out of an ingredient and you have to get creative and use an alternative ingredient, then it turns out being better than the original recipe. THAT is so cool!
So I was minding my own business, just trying to make my kids some banana muffins for a snack. But lo and behold we were out of milk. Ok, no big deal really. I had some coconut milk left over from a vegan cake order I just finished. That’ should be just as good for muffins, right? So I go about my business and start mixing things up when WHAM! Oh crud I’m out of vegetable oil too… BOO!
Well, that is when my brain kicked in and a little voice said “you know, mayonnaise is made of mostly oil and eggs”. Ok, let’s give it a shot. Not much to loose at this point because I already have a bunch of stuff mixed together. And of course I have seen cake recipes with mayonnaise as an ingredient, so I was pretty sure it would be fine. I though I might get a weird texture or something but I knew the kids wouldn’t care about that.
BUT, it was so much better than the original recipe! The whole family was like “man, those are really great muffins!”. I mean, they always like my muffins but usually it’s more like; me: “how were the muffins?” family: “they were good, thanks.” Definite difference in the reaction department.
I was wondering if it was just a fluke, or maybe the bananas helped do a little magic inside those muffins. So I decided to try again with the coconut milk and mayonnaise but this time I did an apple spice muffin. And they were AWESOME!! Definitely the best muffins I have ever baked, bar none.
Coconut milk and mayonnaise are the magic ingredients for the best muffins you will ever make!
You gotta try them. SERIOUSLY the best texture and moistness I’ve ever experienced in a muffin. So good they need a special name… Magic Muffins? noooo… that sounds like something you don’t want to give your kids! Mayonnaise Muffins? Yea, that just doesn’t sound super appealing. Moist Muffins? NOPE! That’s slightly pornographic I think, yikes! Hmmm. well I am open to suggestions! Maybe I should hold a naming contest. Comment if you can think of a great name for these babies, but you should make them first, you know, for inspiration sake!
I can’t even remember where I got the original muffin recipe from It’s been so long. Definitely pre-google era (omg how is that possible?!). I have tweaked it throughout the years but I think this is the end of my experimenting. Why mess with perfection?
PRO-TIP!! When making your streusel, grate your cold butter on the corse side of a cheese grater. Works prefect!!
And don’t forget to try some of the delicious flavor options, you’re family will thank you! Then come back and tell me what flavor combo you love best.
These are blueberry banana. YUM!!!
Have a Sweet Day!!