Banana Nut Muffins
If time and waistline permitted, I could wake up every morning to the smell of fresh muffins baking in the oven, especially these banana nut muffins. This recipe is based on our popular banana bread recipe, with a cup of chopped walnuts and a dash of coffee. Lest you be tempted to snatch the muffins pictured here right out of your computer screen, you should know that they’ve long since been consumed, minutes after the photo was taken. ;-)
No need for a mixer with this recipe.
- 2 to 3 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tbsp strong brewed coffee or espresso, or a pinch of instant coffee granules mixed with a Tbsp of water (optional)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
2 Mix in the sugar, egg, coffee and vanilla.
3 Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
4 Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
5 Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Cool on a rack.