Banana Nut Muffins

28 Sep

I know… It’s been way too long since you’ve seen a Kristin’s Cravings post. Let’s chalk it up to a summer full of beaches, concerts, casinos, comedy shows, ferry rides, NYC adventures, a trip to Napa and a new boyfriend who doesn’t like desserts (Crazy, I know!! ha, sorry Rob!)

I have to give the boyfriend credit though, through constant begging and nagging I’ve made him some banana nut muffins. It’s also the start of the fall season which is my favorite season to bake because of all the flavorful spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that are used and of course the cooler weather to make my NYC apartment bearable!

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This is a very simple recipe and total time to prep and bake should be around 30 – 40 minutes depending on how fast you work.


What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1.5 Tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp of Salt
  • 4 Overripe Bananas (I used some that were slightly ripe and they worked just the same)
  • 1/2 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 sticks (3/4 Cups) unsalted butter, Softened
  • 2 room temperature Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup of Pecans, Chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter 2 muffin tins. Be generous, the last think you want is parts of the muffins stuck inside the pan! Make sure to also butter the top of the pan so that the portion that folds over the top doesn’t get stuck either.

Use a sharp knife and chop the the Pecans; set aside

Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture; set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.

With an electric mixture fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until smooth.

Switch to the whisk attachment and whit the remaining bananas into the mixture for a good 3 minutes. Put the machine on a higher level and make sure the batter becomes smooth. Add int he eggs and vanilla. It make look pretty wattery, but it’s OK. Once the dry ingredients are added it will start to firm up.

Switch back to the paddle attachment and miss in the dry ingredients in thirds until just incorporated. Take the bowl off the mixer and using the rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl and make sure the flour at the bottom of the bowl is incorporated.

Fold in the nuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula that you set aside earlier.

Spoon the batter (I use an ice cream scoop) into the muffin tins and fill them about 3/4th of the way and give them a tap on the counter to get out any air bubbles.

Bake for about 20 minutes, rotating halfway, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for a few minutes before devouring!

Be careful, these little guys are addicting!! I made about 2 dozen and they were gone in a day! Luckily I have quite a few people to take them off my hands!

Enjoy!

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2 Responses to “Banana Nut Muffins”

  1. Kimberly Howard September 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Taylor will enjoy making these yummy muffins and we will sure enjoy eating them!!!! Thanks Kristin

  2. Arielle September 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    I love your blog, your posts are amazing! just followed, it would be great if we can support each other 🙂 I am so glad I got to discover you ❤

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