Monday, June 4, 2012

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins!

So today's post was supposed to be my famous banana bread recipe, however I am cooking at my mother's currently and I couldn't find a loaf pan. So my banana bread became banana nut muffins! You can adapt this to be made in a loaf pan, just change the cook time to 45 min- 1 hr or until the center has set and a toothpick comes out clean. The muffins still came out terrific, hand held happiness! This is a really great way to introduce family members who may not be so into whole wheat baked goods to a healthier bread. I use a half whole wheat flour- half all purpose flour ratio, but you can certainly go all whole wheat if you're used to a wheatier bread, or all all-purpose if you are too nervous to try the whole wheat(or that's all you have on hand). A quick tip for banana mashing: I put my bananas in a gallon size Ziploc, zip the top, mash with my hands, cut a corner out in the bottom, pipe into the batter mixture, and toss the bag. No mess no stress mashed bananas!

Ingredients: (Makes about 18 Muffins or 1 Loaf)
1 C. Whole Wheat Flour
1 C. All Purpose Flour
3/4 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Baking Powder
1/2 t. Kosher Salt
1 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Oil (Canola or Vegetable)
2 Eggs
1 t. Vanilla Extract
1/2 C. Milk
3 Medium Bananas Mashed (or 2 large bananas)
1/2 C. Walnuts, chopped

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with paper liners. In a small bowl mix the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Step 2: In a medium bowl beat together the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk in 3 additions. Gently stir in the bananas and nuts.
Step 3: Fill muffin tray 1/2 to 3/4 full.

Step 4: Bake 15-20 min or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool, and enjoy! 

MMM! Banana-y, nutty goodness! 

1 comment:

  1. I had some ripe banana's so I tried your recipe. I did make some changes to what I had on hand. I was out of both flour's but had cake flour, so I subbed with 2 cups + 4 tbs. of that. I also added 2 tbs. of ground flax seed instead of the nuts (out of them) and added 1/8 tsp. all-spice, 1/4 tsp. cardamon, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Baked for 20min. They were delicious! Thanks for sharing.