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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Banana Muffins

I needed a little sweetness in my life yesterday and didn't have a lot of time, so thought that muffins would fit the bill.  There were bananas in the fruit bowl, looking nice and ripe and calling out to be used before the grocey delivery arrives (today).  I thought I'd look and see what Betty Crocker had in the way of muffin recipes and sure enough there is a nice quick recipe for Banana Muffins.

Banana Muffins (makes 12)

2 ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
1/3 - 1/2 cup milk (I put in 1/3 then needed to add more)
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 large egg
2  cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

For topping
30g butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
30g finely chopped walnuts

1. Heat the oven to 200C.  Grease the muffin pan or line with paper cases.
2. In a large bowl beat milk, egg, oil and banana with a fork or wire whisk until well mixed.
3. Mix the dry ingredients together and add them to the milk mixture and combine just until the flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy)
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Make the topping:  melt the butter, add the sugar then brush the mixture over the warm muffins.
6. Put the chopped walnuts on a plate and dip the sticky top of the muffin in the nuts.

I can certainly recommend this recipe, it was quick and easy to make,  the Betty Crocker book gives a selection of options for the basic recipe including Apple and Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry and Orange and Blueberry.  I haven't used this book very much although I bought it about 4 years ago when we visited California.  I think I will have to investigate further!

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At 24 November 2011 at 16:20 , Blogger Choclette said...

That topping looks most delectable - could happily lick it off. Not really a great fan of bananas, but have just bought a load of cheap ones in need of using, so wondering what I can make that doesn't taste too bananary!

At 24 November 2011 at 17:34 , Blogger The KitchenMaid said...

There must be something in the air - I have a banana-related post today too! That icing does look fab.

At 24 November 2011 at 19:18 , Blogger Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Mmmmm the banana muffins look so delicious.

At 24 November 2011 at 20:20 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

LOVE the photos and that VERY pretty plate too Janice, and as for the muffins, pass one over please!
The topping looks amazing....

At 24 November 2011 at 21:46 , Blogger A Trifle Rushed said...

Just perfect, I think I buy too many bananas just so I can use them in really delicious baking!

At 25 November 2011 at 14:29 , Blogger Michelle said...

We love Banana muffins over here.Thanks for sharing a quick and easy muffin recipe..

At 25 November 2011 at 15:46 , Blogger At Anna's kitchen table said...

Ooo oh Janice, they look yummy!

At 25 November 2011 at 19:54 , Blogger Irma said...

Thar looks fab! The topping is oozing yumminess!

At 25 November 2011 at 21:10 , Blogger fiona maclean said...

can I come and stay? please? and will you make me some muffins? please?

At 25 November 2011 at 21:40 , Blogger Lynds said...

I'm licking my lips and wishing I had one of those to enjoy with my cup of tea right now! They look fabulous - I think I might have to make some this weekend!

At 25 November 2011 at 23:44 , Blogger C said...

They look great and I really like the look of that topping - lovely and sticky and sweet!

At 26 November 2011 at 14:02 , Blogger Brownieville Girl said...

Oh I just love the caramel oozing on the top - scrummy

At 26 November 2011 at 18:18 , Anonymous Jill Colonna said...

Janice, you know how to tempt us, don't you? I agree with Choclette: I'm desperately trying to will myself not to catch that sticky sauce from touching the cupcake case! Beauties.

At 26 November 2011 at 22:32 , Blogger Baking Addict said...

I love bananas in baking and banana muffins are definitely a favourite. Bookmarking this to try.

At 27 November 2011 at 21:54 , Blogger Working london mummy said...

this looks lovely and the topping makes it so attractive! really lovely

At 28 November 2011 at 00:28 , Blogger Quay Po Cooks said...

I still have some very sweet bananas "Pisang Raja" (King of bananas in Malay language) in my freezer. I will make these muffins. You muffins looks so inviting with the mouth watering toppings.


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