banana nut muffins

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These muffins started out as the Hana Banana-Nut Loaf recipe from "Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads Revised and Expanded", which I will have to review some time, but I like more crust on my banana breads, plus a bit more spice, so I adjusted the recipe a bit to make these muffins.

These muffins also freeze and thaw very well and are a great way to use up a couple of brown bananas when you do not have any ice creame in the house for banana milkshakes.

Servings:
12 muffins
Preparation Time:
20 minutes to preheat + 15 minutes to mix + 45 minutes to bake
Tools
  • butter knife + small bowl/plate
  • small baking sheet
  • cutting board and knife
  • one medium mixing bowl
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • whisk
  • two large mixing bowls
  • hand mixer
  • bowl scraper
  • mashing bowl
  • potato masher
  • #16 disher
  • 12 cup muffin pan lined with muffin papers
  • wire rack

Ingredients

A:

  • 6 T. room temperature butter (3/4 stick)
  • 2 room temperature eggs

B:

  • 1 c. chopped and toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 c. shredded and toasted coconut

C:

  • 1 c. white unbleached bread flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. vanilla powder
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt

D:

  • 1/8 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/8 c. light brown sugar, lightly packed

E:

  • 2 large brown bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 c. white unbleached bread flour
Cooking Instructions
  1. Place a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat the oven to 325F.
  2. Take out the eggs and cut the butter into 6 to 8 pieces.
  3. Chop the walnuts and spread them onto a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. If you need to, toast your coconut on another baking sheet at the same time.
  5. In the medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Cream the butter and sugars together for 4 minutes.
  7. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Scrape down and beat for 1 minute after each addition.
  8. Mash the bananas in a new mixing bowl.
  9. Stir the mashed bananas into the eggs & sugar.
  10. Fold in the flour and spice mixture. The resulting batter will still be fairly wet.
  11. Fold in enough of the remaining flour until the batter starts to look dry.
  12. Dish equal amounts of batter into each baking cup.
  13. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 325F.
  14. Cool muffins in the pan for 5 minutes before removing muffins to cool on a wire rack.
Source:
Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads Revised and Expanded
Notes


These muffins taste great warmed with a little honey or butter, and make a nice light addition to a relaxing weekend breakfast.

The original recipe does not call for any cinnamon but I find it to be a nice complement to the bananas and (the optional) coconut.

I tried doing a one bowl version of this recipe but the resulting muffins did not have the same amount of rise. Using three bowls to blend the dry ingredients, creame the sugar, and mash the bananas made quite a bit of difference.