Tuesday, August 16, 2011

mini banana nut muffins

Two reasons to make them mini.

1) They only take 13 minutes to bake so you can whip them up quickly for breakfast or a snack.

2) They are perfect for mini hands.

Banana Nut Bread

my adaptation of James Beard's recipe

1-1/2 C. flour
1/2 C. whole wheat flour
1 C. mashed very ripe banana
1/3 C. milk
1 tsp. lemon juice (or vinegar)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. softened unsalted butter
1 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. walnuts
1/2 C. mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease pan(s). Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl cream butter. Add sugar and mix thoroughly. Add eggs & banana. Combine milk and lemon juice in a small bowl. Slowly alternate mixing in flour mixture and milk mixture. Mix until completely incorporated. Add nuts and chocolate chips last. Sprinkle a little sugar on the top before they go in the oven for a sweet extra crunch on top.

Bake until toothpick comes out clean.

Loaf pan ~60 min.
Muffins ~20 min.
Mini muffins ~13 min.


jozen said...

this is too funny!!! i have some seriously over ripe bananas which inwas planning on making banana bread with but this looks so yummy!!! thanks for sharing

Sandy a la Mode said...

gah! super cute!! and yum!

Jenn Kirk said...

Maddie is so cute. So, do you and song have conversations about when your daughters come of age, what you'll have to do to stave off the boys? Because they are lookers.

Small Burst said...

Man, i wish i would've read your blog earlier! we're going camping and this would be great to take along. We're leaving in a few so I won't have time to make them this time around ;(

Sara said...

I have to tray these recipe as soon as possible, they look amazing and I bet they test even better and your little one is more them adorable, such a lovely beauty! Your blog is lovely and I'm a new follower! Hope you'll like my blog and follow back!

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Anonymous said...

Made these and they are delicious! I didn't add the chocolate chips and they were still awesome! Great recipe!

LisaT said...

So I made these tonight and I have to say the only problem I have is that you never say how many mini muffins it will make or how far to fill the mini muffin tins. I did 24 and clearly should have done 48!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried to freeze these? I don't think we'll eat them all before they spoil.

Becky said...

Lisa, I use the size small Pampered Chef scooper, which is the perfect amount when using a mini muffin pan.

Becky said...

I have never tried to freeze them, as they go quite quickly in my house!

Perfect Fit Personal Training said...

I just made these and they were delicious! So moist. I didn't have any dairy milk and I used almond milk instead. So yummy!