Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sweet Treat Tuesday- Banana Nut Muffins

One day, a couple of weeks ago, my oldest son looked at me and said, "Mommy, will you make me some banana nut muffins?" How could you refuse a 4 year old asking you to make something? I know I can't. He hadn't even had a banana nut muffin before, that's what was so cute about it! I got this recipe from a dear friend of mine, Nancy, who also has a cooking blog called Casual Cuisine. They turned out great. They were fluffy, and airy if that makes any sense. I also used King Arthur's White Whole Wheat Flour, and it was perfect. Give these a try, they were easy to make and really easy to eat!

Banana Nut Muffins
slightly adapted from Casual Cuisine

1-1/2 cup flour (I used White Wheat Flour.)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 large or 4-5 medium sized ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Adaptions- You could substituted the oil for apple sauce and substitute the sugar for honey to make this even healthier!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Next, add in bananas, egg, and oil.
Mix well, and then add half of the nuts. Fill muffin tins or paper lined muffin tins 3/4 full. Sprinkle the remaining nuts on top of each batter filled muffin tin.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean.


Avril said...

I love how your son asked for these muffins without ever having them before....he just knew that they are the greatest! And from your picture and recipe they definitely do! I look forward to making this recipe. :-)

Laur said...

YUM! i'm going to have to try these out!

Avril said...

Thanks for linking up Amber to my "Favorite Banana" recipes!

I am pregnant with our 2nd child. Jolie was 4 in June - we are excited for her to have a sibling. :-)


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