I have two over ripen bananas sitting on my counter. I know nobody is going to touch it. So, I decided to put them to good use by making Banana Walnut Muffins. With the recipe below, you may use pecans or hazelnuts instead if you like.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- generous 1/4 cup golden superfine sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
|First, I preheat the oven to 375 F. Then I spray 9 muffins tins with vegetable spray. You may line the muffin tins with paper cups instead.Then I sifted the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Next I added the sugar and walnuts and stirred to combine the dry ingredients.
|I mashed the bananas in another bowl. In it, I added the milk, melted butter, beaten egg and vanilla extract and mixed them (wet ingredients) together.
|I then added the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stirred until just combined. Do not over-mix the mixture or the muffins will be tough.
|The batter is divided among 9 muffin tins and baked in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
|The muffins will be golden brown when ready and have to be transferred to a wire rack to cool.
This is a very fragrant muffin with good texture. It is best served warm and with butter.