Banana Muffins

We’ve been making a concerted effort to eat breakfast these days. I had a “worst mom ever” moment a few weeks ago, when the bambino told Jay that he wasn’t able to finish some of his math work because it was right before lunch and he was super-hungry. He eats like a bird, and most mornings, we’re running around trying to make it out the door on time. I pick my battles, and if there’s something available for him to eat, I let him have it, just so he’ll have something in his stomach. That morning, it happened to be a large sugar cookie. I know. The next time I went shopping, I picked up a couple bunches of bananas, so he and Jay could at least have some fruit. They ate most of them, except for these:

Overripe BananasI ended up using one and a half of them to make some Banana Muffins:

Banana MuffinsAs I don’t like bananas, I didn’t try them, but according to Jay, they were delicious.

Banana MuffinsHe wound up taking the bulk of them to work and pretty much polished them off the same day!

Yield: 12

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/4 C walnut oil
  • 3/4 C mashed banana (approximately 1 1/2 large bananas)
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans
  • Cooking spray or vegetable shortening, for greasing muffin wells

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray or grease the wells of a 12-cup muffin pan, and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and walnut oil.

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the egg/oil mixture all at once. Add the mashed banana and nuts, and mix until the batter is combined (it will be lumpy).

Using a large (3-Tbsp.) scoop, place the batter in each of the prepared wells, and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the pan on a wire rack, then remove. Serve warm.

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It is too bad that I don’t like bananas…They smelled really good while they were in the oven!

Banana MuffinsAt least I know Jay had something to eat during the day…Usually he eats once a day, and that’s at dinner!

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6 Replies to “Banana Muffins”

    • Nope, you can use whatever cooking oil you have/like. I just used walnut oil because I had it, and because I always think of banana bread or muffins having walnuts in them. I thought it would boost the nutty flavor a bit.

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