Recipe: Banana & Walnut Muffins

Sunday bake day. I love to combine leftovers and experiment with food. Today, I have 2 very ripe bananas, half a packet of walnuts and some yoghurt in the fridge. Not enough to make a loaf but enough to make some muffins. I find muffins easy to make, quick and you can mix quite a few ingredients to make wonderful things with them. So here goes.

Ingredients (makes 6 muffins):

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

How to make:

  • Mash the bananas, set aside.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients together (but the walnuts), set aside.
  • Whisk egg and sugar until it becomes lighter in colour and have creamy consistency.
  • Add butter, yoghurt, vanilla and bananas. Whisk until combined.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together (don’t over mix). I use a spatula for this.
  • Add 2/3rd of the walnuts, mix.
  • Separate the ingredients into 6 muffin cases in a muffin tray.

To make the toppings:

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar to the remaining walnuts. Mix well. You can also just add the walnuts if you don’t fancy adding more sugar.
  • Sprinkle the mix on top of the wet muffin mixture.

Put the mixture in a pre-heated oven, 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. Always make sure to check the inside is cooked by pricking the muffin with a tooth pick and no wet mixture is sticking to it.

The muffins should rise, they should be soft, light and slightly springy when pressed. Let them cool off and enjoy!

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