one of my favorite things that we made for mother's day brunch this past weekend was our banana walnut muffins. since we knew that there would be a lot of food for brunch, we decided to make these muffins miniature, and they were just the right size.
these muffins have a great banana flavor. they have a touch of sweetness, but they are not too sweet for breakfast/brunch. the walnuts in them also provide a great crunch. if you're not a fan of walnuts, you could always eliminate the walnuts or substitute a different type of nut instead. (i bet these muffins would be great with few chocolate chips in them too!)
these mini banana walnuts muffins are the perfect addition to a breakfast/brunch gathering!
mini banana walnut muffins
prep time: 5-10 minutes
baking time: 16-18 minutes
yields: 20 mini muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. sift the flour and baking soda into in a large bowl. add the sugar, melted butter, egg, and vanilla. beat well with an electric hand mixer until combined. in a separate bowl mash the bananas with a fork. add the bananas to the mixture and beat well. stir in the chopped walnuts.
spoon the batter (approximately 1 tablespoon per mini muffin) into a well-greased mini muffin pan. optional: add additional chopped walnut pieces on top of each muffin. bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. once baked, allow the muffins to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them from the pan and transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.