Well hello winter, I’m ready to have to leave now. It’s brutally cold here but as a reminder that Groundhog day will be approaching, I thought it would be fun to create these Groundhog banana muffins. These muffins are delicious and so much fun to make! And there’s no denying the fact that they’re delicious and wonderful to eat, too!
I’m a huge fan of adding fruit to dessert, I especially love them in muffins because they make them more moist. I will admit that I love to eat muffins at all times of the year but I’m a big fan of having them for breakfast and also an after-dinner snack.
While banana muffins are a favorite in this house, turning them into groundhogs was just a bonus. We could eat banana muffins all day long. Since there are so many fun added ingredients to these muffins, you don’t really have to worry about any other toppings.
Just make, decorate, and have fun eating every single bite!
Groundhog Banana Muffins
You can bake these on Groundhog day or as you’re learning about groundhogs in general. Maybe even see how this whole tradition started and see why there’s an actual Groundhog day.
You can combine this tasty treat with learning fun as well. Have the kids study on up Groundhog Day so that they know the purpose of it. Then you can make these easy banana muffins together and enjoy them and talk about the day.
While you’re learning, these are the perfect treat for any winter day because the kids can help you make them. They could probably do it on their own if you have older kids.
And can’t we all just agree that these muffins are just the cutest? Not only are they cute but they’re really delicious as well! You’re going to be so obsessed with how moist and delicious they are. (I personally don’t think that you even have to add on the other sweet treats because these muffins are just that good!)
But I also know that if you don’t add on the other sweet treats then these Groundhog banana muffins wouldn’t look like groundhogs at all!
Look how cute they turn out? You can’t help but want to eat them, they’re adorable. It makes this treat even more fun.
These would also make great homemade treats to deliver to someone to put a smile on their face. They’re easy to create and put into a cute box or baggie and deliver to family and friends. But make certain that you don’t give them just one – they need at least a pair of groundhogs to really enjoy that flavor and taste!
How to store these banana muffins
Make certain that you store them properly if you happen to have any left over. I like to make certain that these Groundhog banana muffins are in an airtight container and stored in the fridge. This keeps them moist and nice and cool. You can also freeze them for later as well if you want!
You need to be certain that you have a freezer proof container to add them to so that they don’t get freezer-burnt in the process. I also think it’s important to write the date on the outside of the container or the package so that you know how long you’re storing them for.
Check out the full list of ingredients and directions below!
- 1 1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour
- 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
- 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. Spritz with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Create a well in the center.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the bananas, melted butter, and vanilla. Add the egg and whisk until well blended.
Pour the banana mixture into the well of the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined.
Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter among the 12 cupcake liners.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Press the pointed end of an almond into the muffin to resemble a small ear. Repeat to create a second ear.
In the middle of the muffin, line up two fudge-covered mini Oreo cookies to be the groundhog’s cheeks. Press a chocolate morsel of the top where the Oreos meet to serve as the nose.
Above the nose, place a candy eye on each side.
To attach the miniature marshmallows, melt 1 tablespoon chocolate morsels and use a toothpick to apply a small amount of chocolate to each marshmallow. Press the marshmallow against the muffin below the “cheeks” using the chocolate as glue.
Have the perfect baked treat this winter with these cute Groundhog banana muffins. You can’t go wrong here. The perfect snack for any groundhog lovers.