Banana nut muffins

Makes 12 muffinsmuffins

These are quick and easy to make and taste delicious for breakfast or morning coffee. I tend to switch around ingredients depending on what I have in the cupboard but the basic recipe is my favorite. A friend asked me for the recipe so I decided to add it to our blog for posterity, then it can be shared by one and all.

Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 large (7 1/2 to 8 inches long) bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg – lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (or chocolate chips, cranberries etc. if you like)

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C
  • Mash bananas with sugar
  • Add melted butter and egg
  • In a separate bowl sieve flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
  • Lightly stir the nuts into the dry ingredients so they are lightly coated
  • Mix all together lightly

If you only use 3 bananas you will need to add a little milk or natural yogurt to make the mixture a moist drop consistency.

  • Spoon into greased/lined muffin pan
  • Bake for 25 minutes until nicely browned on top
  • Remove onto cooling rack for a few minutes to rest before eating (I mean the muffins! You can go rest too if you wish but I don’t recommend the cooling rack!)

Nutrition:

  • Carbs 28g
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 9.3g
  • Sodium 236mg
  • Protein 3g

I made these early this morning and I was still half asleep and forgot to photograph the stages or even the muffins until there were just the two left! They really are simple to make so have a go and then post your photos.

11th June 2015 – Update

Today I made the muffins but had run out of butter. I substituted coconut oil and the flavour was really delicious. I will be using coconut oil to make these in future!

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