Saturday, June 12, 2010

Can't Go Wrong with Banana Muffins!

I was craving some Banana Bread but since I only had 1 banana in the house, I decided to make some muffins instead. Same flavors, just smaller, and totally hit the spot! This is pretty much my go-to Banana Muffin recipe and I pretty much just add whatever nuts and fruits I have at the moment.

Ingredients: (6 muffins)

1 c all-purpose flour
1/3 c granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 c (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 ripe banana, mashed well (about 1/2 c)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 6 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

3. In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. Stir in the nuts and raisins.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins. (I use a large ice cream scoop). Bake about 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes and then remove muffins from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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