Thursday, October 8, 2009

Banana Nut Muffins at Heart and Home

Hi there! It's Foodie Friday, when everyone shares their recipes over at Designs by Gollum. Once you've finished here, go there and check out more wonderful food ideas!

Lately almost every week I've been baking at least one Banana Bread. Seems like we always have so many ripe bananas sitting around, and I've gotten really good at whipping up a bread in no time. But, if you're anything like me you've forgotten how quick and easy it is to bake up a batch of Banana Nut Muffins - and they are delicious!

They taste great first thing in the morning for breakfast, and make a nutritious snack for hungry kids after school, too. They're easy to pack in a brown-bag lunch, or to grab when you're in a hurry and heading out the door.

This recipe is so easy, it takes only minutes to throw together, and only 20 minutes or so to bake. You'll be enjoying the wonderful aroma and their delicious taste in no time.

You'll get a dozen decent sized muffins, or more if you use a mini-muffin pan.

The hardest part about this recipe is waiting for them to bake.....

My kids love them,and unlike the banana bread, they can eat a muffin as soon as they have cooled enough to be handled.  ( I always wrap and store the bread for 24 hours to increase it's flavor. Drives the family nuts!)

Here"s the recipe:


1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Grease a 12 cup muffin pan, set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center of dry mixture, set aside.

In another mixing bowl combine egg, milk, oil and mashed bananas. Add mixture all at once to dry ingredients, stirring until just moistened. Add nuts and stir lightly.

Spoon batter into prepared pan, bake in 400 degree oven 20 minutes or until light golden. Cool in pan 5 minutes, remove muffins from pan. That's all there is too it! Quick and easy, and delicious.

For extra healthy muffins, replace some of the flour with whole wheat flour, and replace most of the oil with applesauce. Or you can do what  I do:  add 3 heaping tblsp. of flax seeds to the dry ingredients to give an added crunch and extra healthy boost.

Warm one of these in the toaster oven while your tea is steeping, and sit down  and enjoy a nice little guilt-free snack!

Happy Fall Everyone, thanks for stopping by.  If you'd like to see more Fall decor it's easy! Just go here, here, and here.  And remember, come back soon!.
Until next time


Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Sweet Heidi!

Adore Banana Nut Muffins...I can just taste yours with a little butter melting over them and a cup of tea!

I so appreciate having you for a blog friend!

love, kelee

xinex said...

Thanks for the recipe. My granddaughter loves banana bread so I will bake it with her when she visits. I love your arbor with the climbing roses in your header pic....Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Heidi! This look scrumptious, and I love your fall decorations, too. This has put me in such a festive fall mood! I wish I could reach through the screen and taste one of those muffins!

Happy Foodie Friday...


Sheila :-)

Julie said...

I love Banana Nut Muffins... I make them all the time.. love to make them with big chunks of banana and nuts... Your muffins look wonderful

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love banana nut muffins or bread - I need to go to the store. :)

bj said...

These look so great, I can almost taste them...and I;m pretty sure I can smell them, too. Yum...I am going to make some tomorrow. Mr. Sweet loves bananas any way they are served. He will LOVE these....
You have a sweet blog and I am signing up to follow...

honeysuckle said...

This sounds like a great recipe to make on the spur of the moment using only things in your house (and assuming you have the bananas). Thanks for sharing this idea!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Heidi, I have all the ingredients in my kitchen. I'm going to make these muffins tomorrow morning. Thanks for the recipe!

Poppedijne said...

I love bananamuffins! Thanks for sharing your recipie.

cindy@cottage instincts said...

drooling, drooling. Off to the kitchen!
peace, cindy

Heidi said...

Another great recipe Heidi! I just made your recipe for plum tartlets last night and wrote about it with the recipe on my blog. DH loves them! I linked to your blog.

Hugs ~

Mary said...

What a lovely recipe, Heidi. Your tutorial is also great. Thanks for sharing your muffin recipe with us. Have a great day.

Mrs. P. said...

Your muffins look delish!!


Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Heidi, these look delicious! Perfect for a fall day! Just thought I would stop by and say Thank you for being a follower of Tales from Bloggeritaville.Have a wonderful weekend!
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Regina said...

Hi Heidi
I found your blog trough Heidi.
Your muffins looks very delicious,I love muffins.Last week I have made Chocolate-Banana-
Muffins they are very good.
Have a nice weekend,
Greetings from Germany,Regina