Sunday, April 3, 2011

Banana Walnut Muffins

Last month, one of my friends gifted me with a Wilton Baking Set. I was waiting to experiment with it. So, decided to start by using the muffin tray. Emily loves bananas and hence, I decided to make banana walnut muffins for her. We made the muffins together and had so much fun doing it.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Baking time : 20 - 25 minutes
Makes : 14 muffins

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 11/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • First put the bananas in a big bowl and smash it using a potato smasher or a fork. Ensure that all the bananas are smashed well are there are no lumps left.
  • Now, mix the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
  • To this, add the sugar, beaten egg, cinnamon powder and vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix it well.
  • Finally, fold in the flour gently in to the mixture with a spatula. Add chopped walnuts and gently fold it again.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
  • Grease the muffin tray and gently pour the mixture into a prepared muffin tray. Bake for 20 minutes. To ensure that the muffins are ready, slowly insert a knife in the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, that means the muffin is ready and done.
  • Cool on a rack and then serve it warm or at room temperature.