>> Sunday, June 28, 2009
Yesterday we celebrated my oldest son's graduation party.
Out of a number of delicious desserts one of my favorites was the banana nut muffin, I decided to get rid of the ripe bananas that nobody wanted.
I love these muffins, they are moist and fluffy, and are sooo easy to make, I wasn't sure if the teenagers would like it, but they loved them.
Banana Nut Muffins (adopted from Joy of Baking)
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 ripe and mashed bananas
1 stick melted butter
2 beaten egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lining muffin pans with paper liners.
In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder , baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nuts. set aside.
In a medium-sized bowel combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important this is not to over mix the batter; you do not want it smooth).
Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins and bake about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
Cool for five minutes and them remove muffins from pan.