10/21/11

Steve's Ahhhhhmazing Banana Nut Muffins!

This morning my wonderful Husband surprised the heck out of me and our boys by waking us up with the amazing aroma of his divine Banana Nut Muffins!!!



Ingredients:

3/4 cup sugar, divided (1/4 cup & 1/2 cup)
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, divided (1tsp & 1/2tsp)
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove
1 egg
1 cup mashed over ripe bananas (the browner & mushier, the better!)
1 cup French Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375* and in a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon & set aside for topping the muffins at the end.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, clove and the remaining cinnamon.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, egg, bananas, yogurt and butter until well blended.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir JUST until blended (DO NOT OVER MIX!!!). Gently fold in chopped walnuts.

Spray your 12 cup muffin pan with a baking spray (we use the Walmart Brand with flour added to it)

Divide batter equally among the prepared muffin cups and sprinkle with the cinnamon/sugar mix & if desired toss on a few more chopped walnuts to the top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 23-25 minutes or till the tops are golden brown and the toothpick inserted into the center pulls out clean.  Let them cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 3 minutes before transferring the muffins directly to the rack.

Serve warm with coffee, hot cocoa or your favorite tea & some softened butter & enjoy!!!

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