Saturday, January 11, 2014

Banana Nut Muffins

What do you do when you have over-ripened bananas? You make muffins !!

Banana Nut Muffins
Banana Nut Muffins
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup mashed ripe banana
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, banana and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. Fill two-thirds full iwth batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes
before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 281.6 calories; 37% calories from fat; 12.1g total fat; 61.2mg cholesterol;
138.6mg sodium; 164.7mg potassium; 40.1g carbohydrates; 1.7g fiber; 20.5g sugar; 4.6g protein.
Cooking Tips
If batter does not fill all the muffin cups, fill the empty ones about halfway with water.
Try using half whole-wheat flour for a heartier muffin.
Make sure the bananas are very ripe and soft.


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