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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

mini banana walnut muffins

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.

love, laurie

1 comment:

ma pa camlet said...

They were good. I had two last night and gave dad two for breakfast with his eggs this morning.