I needed a little sweetness in my life yesterday and didn’t have a lot of time, so thought that muffins would fit the bill. There were bananas in the fruit bowl, looking nice and ripe and calling out to be used before the grocey delivery arrives (today). I thought I’d look and see what Betty Crocker had in the way of muffin recipes and sure enough there is a nice quick recipe for Banana Muffins.
Banana Muffins (makes 12)
2 ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk (I put in 1/3 then needed to add more)
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
30g finely chopped walnuts
1. Heat the oven to 200C. Grease the muffin pan or line with paper cases.
2. In a large bowl beat milk, egg, oil and banana with a fork or wire whisk until well mixed.
3. Mix the dry ingredients together and add them to the milk mixture and combine just until the flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy)
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
5. Make the topping: melt the butter, add the sugar then brush the mixture over the warm muffins.
6. Put the chopped walnuts on a plate and dip the sticky top of the muffin in the nuts.
I can certainly recommend this recipe, it was quick and easy to make, the Betty Crocker book gives a selection of options for the basic recipe including Apple and Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry and Orange and Blueberry. I haven’t used this book very much although I bought it about 4 years ago when we visited California. I think I will have to investigate further!