I found a half eaten banana in Lauren's lunch box last night. Cut off the chewed end and saved it. Then remembered that I had some others in the freezer and a bag of California Walnuts that was sent to me while I was away on vacation last month. So this morning I gathered everything together and made these delicious little banana walnut muffins!
Banana Walnut Muffins (from Simply Recipes)
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee (optional/I skipped this but would love to try it next time)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)
Directions1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
2 Mix in the sugar, egg, espresso (if using) and vanilla.
3 Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
4 Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
5 Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Cool on a rack.
Yield: Makes 12 muffins.
***A big thanks and shout out to the folks at California Walnuts for supplying me with walnuts!!! Check out their website for some cool ideas and info.