Sunday, 17 November 2013

Awesome Banana Nut Muffins


We are two and a half months into the new school year and both kids are loving every minute of it.  Every minute.  They actually look forward to Mondays.  Me, I'm currently advocating for another day in between Saturday and Sunday.  I think we should start a petition.

With new schools, comes new friends, for both the kids and me.  And there is nothing better than becoming friends with a mom who loves to bake as much as I do.  Except when she sends over her baked goods and then follows it up with the recipe so you can make them whenever you like.  Now there's a keeper, thanks LM.


These are named Awesome Banana Nut Muffins for good reason.  Also they taste pretty close to exact as my favourite banana bread.  Great minds.


Awesome Banana Nut Muffins


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose, whole wheat, spelt or a blend)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
3 large bananas, ripe & mashed
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Method:
Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray 12 cup muffin tin with non stick spray and set aside.
In large bowl combine butter and sugar using an electric mixer until creamy.  Add in egg and vanilla and mix until well blended.  Add mashed bananas and mix again (it'll look gross, it's supposed to)
Add salt and baking soda, and mix together with a wooden spoon.  Add flour and nuts (if using) and mix until just incorporated.  Do not over mix.
Divide batter among prepared muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

yields: 12 muffins
recipe adapted from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine's Simply Healthy Cookbook

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