Was peaking around pinterest for a muffin recipe and came across this From the kitchen: Banana Walnut Muffins . So I threw them together and they turned out great. I modified the recipe slightly as followed but am sure the original is just as great! They were said to be the best you have ever had, well they are probably the best banana nut muffins I have had.
I made some regular size muffins and some mini muffins for my mini family members. Reduce the cook time for small muffins. The original recipe yielded 16 muffins, I ended up with more than that. If I did anything differently I would reduce the cooking temperature to 350 and increase the cooking time.
Banana Nut Muffins:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 ripe bananas
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 2 Tbs butter, melted
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and prepare approximately 20 muffin tins with paper liners or cooking spray.
In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt sift or whisk together and set aside.
In a small bowl smash two of the five bananas with a fork until smashed but not smooth. Add pecans and set aside.
With a whisk attachment in your kitchen mixer combine the other three bananas and brown sugar. Mix for about 3 minutes, until nice and smooth. Add in butter, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in by hand the smashed bananas and pecans. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins until they are just half full.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.