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Nutty Banana Muffins 2007/02/06

Posted by Mummy Ruth in baking, Cooking.

[nutty banana muffins]These Nutty Banana Muffins smell absolutely gorgeous, and are very quick and easy to make. You can substitute the walnuts for pecans, skip the coffee or use a dieting sugar substitute if you prefer; it’s all good.


Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cooking Time: 25/30 mins.
Makes: 12.


  • oven;
  • small saucepan;
  • whisk/ beater/ fork;
  • large mixing bowl;
  • wooden spoon;
  • muffin tin (12 hole);
  • muffin cases;
  • toothpick;
  • cooling rack.

Shopping List:

  • 1 medium chicken egg (about 58g) is the basic starting or indivisible ingredient;
  • 500g (3 or 4) ripe bananas;
  • 172g plain white flour;
  • 115g chopped walnuts [toasted or raw];
  • 143g white caster sugar [or granules as fine as you can get];
  • 75g butter (and a little extra for greasing the tins);
  • 5ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence;
  • 5ml (1 tsp) espresso or strong coffee [optional];
  • 5g (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda;
  • Pinch of table salt (sodium chloride);

How To Make Nutty Banana Muffins:

Preheat a fan-assisted/ convection oven to 135C or conventional oven to 180C/ 350 deg Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark #4/ ‘Moderate’.

Butter (‘grease’) the muffin tin and set aside.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan.

Peel and mash the bananas in the large mixing bowl.

Add the melted butter to the mashed bananas and mix with wooden spoon.

Crack the egg into the saucepan and beat with the whisk/ beater/ fork.

To the mixture in the large bowl, add the beaten egg then the caster sugar and mix with the wooden spoon.

Add the vanilla essence, and the strong coffee or espresso if desired.

Stir again. Sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda and table salt over the top and stir in. The mixture is now ready for all the flour — add in stages, quickly, mixing until it is just incorporated. Do not be thorough.

Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Pour the dough into the prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Check for readiness with a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins. If it comes out clean, they’re ready to remove and cool on a rack.

These really are quick, easy and really tasty — and hardly any washing up! We make them when we have less bananas, and they are more walnutty and still fabulous! We don’t go for the pecans, but we really do recommend the espresso. Enjoy!


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3. Linda - 2007/10/12

These turned out a treat!
thank you for sharing.

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