Banana nut muffins
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.
- 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)
- 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!)
- 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!