On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents “Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.
Making banana bread at home is all the rage at the moment. A quick-bread thrown together with leftover bananas is an easy bake no matter where you are in the galaxy. Even bounty hunters have a taste for sweets, and these little muffins are perfect for fighting those cravings.
Baking individual snacks allows you to share the wealth of your baking. A touch of frosting adds just the right amount of sweetness, and when it’s detailed to look like feared bounty hunter Boba Fett, it makes the victory of baking that much sweeter. Plus, with this year marking the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back — and Boba’s first appearance in a Star Wars film — there’s never been a better time for a Fett-themed snack.
Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Green food gel dye
- Edible shimmer dust
- Red food gel dye
- Black food gel dye
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a muffin tin with liners.
Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Step 3: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the butter, sour cream, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla, until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Step 4: Spoon the batter into the prepped muffin tin. Bake for 17-19 minutes, until a toothpick test comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
Step 5: In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt, until fluffy.
Step 6: Separate the frosting into three bowls, placing 1/2 in one bowl and stirring in the green food gel dye and shimmer dust to create a metallic icing. In the second bowl place 1/4 of the frosting, stirring in the red food gel dye. Into the third bowl stir the remaining frosting with black food gel dye.
Step 8: Spread the icing onto the muffins to create Boba Fett’s signature look.
Enjoy your Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins — perfect for the Fett faithful in any galaxy!
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