Saturday, September 22, 2012

Banana Walnut Muffins

Bananas are like a super fruit. Unfortunately, I hate the texture of raw bananas and cannot just sit around and eat a regular ole banana all by itself. Don't get me wrong, I love the flavor...but I'm more a banana bread girl. One of my favorite kinds of muffins is a banana nut - I've never made banana nut homemade, so I was a bit nervous about it. These were the perfect muffin to start out. I filled my cups a little full, but it turns out these don't necessarily puff up as much as others do. It was also my first time using cardamom!

What you need:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 10 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 cups chopped bananas
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Beat together butter and sugar on medium high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla.

Beat in 1/3 of the yogurt. Then half the dry ingredients. Then 1/3 more of the yogurt. Then half of WHAT IS LEFT of the dry (not the other half, half of what is left). Then the last of the yogurt. Then finally the last of the dry.

Fold in bananas and walnuts.

Scoop into muffin tins. I added a walnut on top for good measure!

Bake at 350* for 25 to 30 minutes.

Recipe from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

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