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Eggless Banana Nut Muffins

8 Apr

During the brief hiatus from the blogging world, I did bake quiet a few times but either the pictures didn’t turn out perfect or I was so busy enjoying the bake, that I forgot to save any for the photo-ops 😀 . There were however times when I did take a few snaps, and saved them for a post. So, now that two of my consecutive posts are about muffins has nothing to do with my love for everything “Muffin”. Its just that, I have been too lazy and am publishing posts that I have been thinking about sharing with all you folks for a long time.

Banana nut muffin

Banana-nut muffins remind me of those cold winter mornings, when I would grab one of them from the campus center cafeteria while running late for a class. Good-old days 🙂  This recipe has been in my possession for some time now, and everyone who has tried up one of the bakes, always falls in love with them. Often, people don’t even realize they are home baked. They are that good!

Banana nut muffin

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 over ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4  cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces

Banana nut muffin

 

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit. Line a muffin pan with muffin cups and set it aside until needed.

In a bowl mix flour, baking soda and baking powder and set it aside. In another bowl, mash the bananas and add butter, oil and vanilla extract to it. Add sugar and mix it well. Now, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix in quick movements using a big spoon till all the ingredients are incorporated. Do not over mix. Fold in the chopped walnut pieces.

Banana nut muffin

Pour the batter into the muffin tins and bake it for about 25 minutes. The time required might vary depending on your oven, so the best test would to be to bake till a toothpick inserted comes out clean 🙂

That’s it, your muffins are now ready. Remove them from the pan and place them on a wire rack to cool, or…… you could eat one and enjoy all, after all you worked so hard work to bake them 🙂  

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Banana-nut Muffin

6 May

I have always loved banana nut muffins. I love the moist, spongy muffins with small crunchy pieces of nuts. Loved them even when I was in school, they used to be my grab and go snack between classes :), and love them even now, when we get them with breakfast every wednesday! So, I guess I can never get tired of these muffins.

Well, I won’t lie, I bought bananas last weekend and, let them sit there on the fruit stand, just because I wanted to bake these muffins :D.    The recipe source I followed mentioned just 3 bananas for the recipe, but since I had  4, I used them all. They turned out moist and yummy and slightly wet from the inside and I guess the extra banana is responsible for it. However, they are delicious.

Banana nut muffin

INGREDIENTS(12 muffins)

  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • zest of 1 lemon

Pre-heat oven to 350 degree fahrenheit.

Place the pecans in the oven and remove them in about 10 minutes or when they are lightly roasted.  Let them cool and later, chop them into small pieces.

Banana nut muffin

In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients together, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, zest, nuts and salt. In another bowl combine mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla. Lightly fold, the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Do not over mix the batter else, the muffins will turn out to be rubbery and hard.

Spoon the batter into lined muffin tins. Fill each muffin tin to the brim and bake them in the oven for 20-25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted,  comes out clean. Let the muffins cool on a wire rack.

So, I  now have my stash of muffins ready for the week  🙂  and, the only thing I need to take care of now is to make sure they last till the weekend 😛 !!

<Adapted from: Joy of Baking>

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