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Banana Muffins

Uncategorized | November 24, 2011 | By

I needed a little sweetness in my life yesterday and didn’t have a lot of time, so thought that muffins would fit the bill.  There were bananas in the fruit bowl, looking nice and ripe and calling out to be used before the grocey delivery arrives (today).  I thought I’d look and see what Betty Crocker had in the way of muffin recipes and sure enough there is a nice quick recipe for Banana Muffins.

Banana Muffins (makes 12)

2 ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk (I put in 1/3 then needed to add more)
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 large egg
2  cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

For topping
30g butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
30g finely chopped walnuts

1. Heat the oven to 200C.  Grease the muffin pan or line with paper cases.
2. In a large bowl beat milk, egg, oil and banana with a fork or wire whisk until well mixed.
3. Mix the dry ingredients together and add them to the milk mixture and combine just until the flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy)
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Make the topping:  melt the butter, add the sugar then brush the mixture over the warm muffins.
6. Put the chopped walnuts on a plate and dip the sticky top of the muffin in the nuts.

I can certainly recommend this recipe, it was quick and easy to make,  the Betty Crocker book gives a selection of options for the basic recipe including Apple and Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry and Orange and Blueberry.  I haven’t used this book very much although I bought it about 4 years ago when we visited California.  I think I will have to investigate further!

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    November 24, 2011

    That topping looks most delectable – could happily lick it off. Not really a great fan of bananas, but have just bought a load of cheap ones in need of using, so wondering what I can make that doesn't taste too bananary!

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    The KitchenMaid
    November 24, 2011

    There must be something in the air – I have a banana-related post today too! That icing does look fab.

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    Karen S Booth
    November 24, 2011

    LOVE the photos and that VERY pretty plate too Janice, and as for the muffins, pass one over please!
    The topping looks amazing….

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    A Trifle Rushed
    November 24, 2011

    Just perfect, I think I buy too many bananas just so I can use them in really delicious baking!

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    November 25, 2011

    We love Banana muffins over here.Thanks for sharing a quick and easy muffin recipe..

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    November 25, 2011

    Thar looks fab! The topping is oozing yumminess!

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    November 25, 2011

    I'm licking my lips and wishing I had one of those to enjoy with my cup of tea right now! They look fabulous – I think I might have to make some this weekend!

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    November 25, 2011

    They look great and I really like the look of that topping – lovely and sticky and sweet!

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    Jill Colonna
    November 26, 2011

    Janice, you know how to tempt us, don't you? I agree with Choclette: I'm desperately trying to will myself not to catch that sticky sauce from touching the cupcake case! Beauties.

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    Baking Addict
    November 26, 2011

    I love bananas in baking and banana muffins are definitely a favourite. Bookmarking this to try.

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    Quay Po Cooks
    November 28, 2011

    I still have some very sweet bananas "Pisang Raja" (King of bananas in Malay language) in my freezer. I will make these muffins. You muffins looks so inviting with the mouth watering toppings.

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