Banana Walnut Muffins

22 Apr

I love, love, love banana bread. Whenever I am home in Washington, my mom makes it. When I was in college, my Obachan would send me boxes of banana and zucchini bread. At this point, you know I am not a baker. The other day, I tried making paleo banana nut muffins and they were dis.gus.ting. That’s why I am sticking to eating real banana walnut muffins (I just think muffins are so much cuter than bread slices) on the days when I am loving my carbs.

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So, this morning, I cleaned up my little apartment (how does such a tiny space get soo dirty?) and then baked banana bread. Not only did my apartment smell amazing, the muffins tasted amazing. As soon as they come out of the oven, I like to spread some butter on them and omg, perfection. After the first day though, they are best enjoyed toasted with butter and maybe a smoothie to drink it down with.

I can claim no fame to this recipe. It was given to me by my mama. And it was given to my mama by her mama. That makes it a family recipe. But don’t worry, I am not one of those people that freak out about sharing family recipes. It’s delicious, so I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredient List:
– 3 ripe bananas
– 1/2 C melted margarine
– 1 1/4 C sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2 C flour
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– pinch of salt
– 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
– 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
– 1/2 C chopped walnuts

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1. In a large bowl, mix together your bananas, melted margarine, eggs, and vanilla extract. Basically, the wet ingredients.

2. Then, combine all your dry ingredients – sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon.

3. Stir all ingredients together (do this by hand, not a mixer), add your walnuts. Give it a whirl to distribute the walnuts and then you can put them in your muffin tins.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

NOTE: You could also use those mini bread loaf pans. I think this recipe will make one small loaf. If you make muffins, it will make approximately 16.

The Boyfriend Rates It:5
This bread is delicious. The bread itself is light fluffy with just the right amount of banana flavor. And the walnuts always add that much appreciated crunch.

Extra Note from Dyane: I mean, really, why wouldn’t he rate this one highly?


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