Monday, February 21, 2011

Banana nut muffins

Let me just say its so nice to be back - cooking, eating and of-course blogging! After many months of craziness I am basking in happiness at getting back my weekends, all the lost sleep and the desire to spend hours and hours planning and cooking something not-everyday. I know I have missed all the action in the past few months, but I definitely plan to get back in the saddle as soon as possible. Thanks to all of you blogger-buddies who left messages and encouraged me to continue to keep posting; you guys are the best :)

Today is a holiday in US and for a lazy brunch I made these banana nut muffins. These muffins are very similar to the banana bread recipe I had posted earlier. They are toasted and crunchy on the outside while still very moist inside. The original recipe called for 1/3C butter and 3/4C sugar; I reduced butter to 2Tbsp and sugar to 1/2C because I like my muffins very lightly sweetened, but you can increase to 3/4C if you like it better that way. As always I love anything baked with banana and walnuts so if you are anything like me, I am sure you will absolutely LOVE these muffins. 

Recipe:
Banana nut muffins
makes 9 large muffins
Source: adapted from this

Ingredients:
3 large ripe bananas
2.5Tbsp butter
1/2C sugar (note below)
1 egg
1.5C all-purpose flour
1C chopped walnut pieces
2tsp vanilla extract
1.5tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
dash of nutmeg (optional)

Recipe:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F
  2. Smash the bananas using a potato masher, meanwhile melt the butter (45sec in microwave)
  3. Add melted butter to the smashed bananas and mix well.
  4. Add sugar, egg, vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients - AP flour, walnut pieces, salt, nutmeg and baking soda.
  6. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix slightly to make sure every bit is thoroughly coated.
  7. Line a muffin pan with muffin wrappers (available at any supermarkets)
  8. Pour a couple of spoonful of batter into each of the muffin slots until the slot is full.
  9. Bake for 30mins or until a toothpick inserted at the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack.
Note: The original recipe called for 3/4C sugar. At 1/2C the muffins are lightly sweetened which is how I like them.

31 comments:

  1. yaay ure def back with a bang...im gonna try my hand at some banana muffins asap

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  2. Great to see you back. Where do you disappear in bet ? :-)
    These are my fav too.My daughter would say, the best muffins ever :D

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  3. Nice to See u back PJ... the muffins looks absolutely good.. with all goodness in it.. gorgeous.

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  4. Great to see u back PJ. Muffins look awesome.

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  5. Welcome back dear. You are back with a bang. Muffins look wonderfully delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Welcome back dear! Yummy and perfect. Love the changes you've made, this is absolutely my favorite kind of muffin..

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  7. Welcome back and what a wonderful treat to start with!

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  8. Nice to see you around .. yeah getting back after tiring work is pleasurable.. and cooking muffins is something more pleasant !

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  9. Good to c u back ....Muffins looks yummy with all the flaky nuts on the top:)

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  10. Welcome back dear!

    These muffins look so tempting!!!! Banana and walnuts combo is great..:)

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  11. Those muffins look like something out of a classy bakery- mmm. Kudos for finishing a challenging project and I hope you can treat yourself to lots of rest and good food.

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  12. Hi. Good to c u back, I was wondering if I was gonna get some good news from u, but it seems that the good news rt now is that u are back to a normal life.
    The muffins look perfectly baked, I normally use oil in all my bakes and have observed that the end result is much more moist.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  13. Its great to see you back, PJ and that too with a an awesome muffin and clicks...

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  14. lovely looking muffins.. They look so soft and yummy :)

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  15. Gald to see you back PJ. How are you doing?
    Muffins looks yum. perfect presentation and clicks.

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  16. Never tried muffins with banana...Thank you for sharing the recipe..Awesome click

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  17. Glad to see u back, muffins looks absolutely delicious and yummy..

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  18. i just made banana muffins today.. urs looks amazing

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  19. such a cute looking muffins...muffins r alltime favorites...

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  20. hey, missing you Pjjjjjjjj...feed us something.

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  21. Muffins look perfect. Nice pics.

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  22. welcome back. these muffins look very soft. how did you get that nice brown colour?

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  23. Muffins looks so yumm and tasty very tempting !!! first time here love your space...Happy to follow you!!!

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  24. muffins look perfect, nice pics

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  25. Good to see you back and posting :)
    Loved the presentation of the muffins...!

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  26. There must be something to it.
    I mean there are many in this world who goes Bananas about Banana (including me)

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  27. Hi Prajakta. just dropped in to say Hi and to check whats taking you away from this blog world. Hope everything is fine, and you are having good time. come back soon. love.Sayantani

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  28. Muffins looks perfect and tempting...beautiful clicks too...

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  29. i like your pictures and would like to invite you to share them on tastingspot.com

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  30. Wow muffins look perfect and tempting. Awesome click..

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