Friday, November 11, 2011

Banana Nut & Honey Muffins.

Banana Nut & Honey Muffins

Recipe makes 12 muffins.

What you need:

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup plus 1 tbsp honey
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1½ cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup whole or low fat milk

What you do:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour with the baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Use a whisk to combine, blend well.

3. In a large bowl, beat the butter with the sugar and 1/3 cup of honey, about 2-3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula if necessary. At medium speed, add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each egg. Beat in the banana and vanilla until blended. At low speed, beat in half the dry ingredients, add the milk, add other half of dry ingredients.

4. Fold in 1/2 cup of walnuts into the muffin batter. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin liners. I use an ice cream scooper because that makes it super easy for me. Sprinkle each muffin with remaining walnuts and a light drizzle of honey. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a rack.


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