Thursday, April 28, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins (with chocolate chips!)

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup white unbleached flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1 /2cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 duck egg (yes, I said duck, we got them at the farmers market and they're perfect for baking they're very fluffy!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • Optional top with *chocolate chips* to taste - this is the more desserty option :)

What you'll do with it:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly butter 1 muffin tins. This recipe make 1 dozen muffins
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Mash 1 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together for a about 3 minutes. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in the nuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway. Give them a rap on the counter to get any air bubbles out.  Top with chocolate chips if desired.
Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes before turning the muffins out. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Original recipe from here

Happy Baking!

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