When my husband and I were married, my mom's 'little sister' through Big Brothers & Sisters gave us a cookbook from the McConnel Club in St.Marys, ON. It was a 95th anniversary cookbook of treasured recipes over the years.
Most of the recipes are very basic, and absolutely amazing. This banana muffin recipe has to be the shortest recipe I've seen, yet it is fantastic. It's original submission was from Barbara Brocklebank (I have no idea who she is). The only thing I changed personally was to add 1 tsp cinnamon as well.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup mashed banana (3 frozen, thawed)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose or pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg + 1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla
1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and banana and beat till smooth.
2. Add flour and nutmeg.
3. Dissolve soda in hot water and add to mixture. Add vanilla, mix until blended.
4. Bake in greased muffin tins at 375F for 18-23 minutes.