Home DIY Projects + Tutorials DIY Brunch Weddings: Muffin Favors

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I love breakfast! Over the next few weeks I will give you DIY ideas for sharing the best meal of the day with your wedding guests. This banana muffin recipe makes about 20 edible favors for a bridal shower or intimate brunch wedding.

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Banana Muffin Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas (mashed)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt set-aside.

Step 3

Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in large bowl.

Step 4

Fold in flour mixture, mix until smooth. If you are adding nuts, fold in until evenly distributed. Fill lined muffin cups a little over 2/3 full. Bake large muffins for about 18- 24 minutes.

You can bake these ahead and freeze. Allow the muffins to cool and place in a freezer storage bag. A paper towel over the muffins will prevent moisture from building on the tops.  (Also, make sure you get all the air out of the bag.) When you are ready to prepare the favors, let them defrost for a couple of hours. (If you decide to sneak one for yourself just pop in the microwave for about 15 seconds for a warm muffin.)

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Now we are ready to dress up the muffins for your special guests.

Materials 

  • Muffin cupcake template <- click to download
  • Decorative paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Decorative Edge Scissors
  • Cellophane wrap
  • Ribbon

Step 1

Use a cupcake template to cut your liner from your decorative paper. I used the straight edge scissors to cut the bottom and sides, and scalloped edge scissors to trim the top.

Step 2

Wrap your new liner around the muffin, and tape where the two sides meet.

Step 3

Cut wrap to gather around the muffin and form a “poof” at the top. Then, secure with ribbon and this completes your custom breakfast favor.

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