28 Jun 2009

banana walnut muffins

Baked this while waiting for my pizza dough to rise. Didn't want to bake a cake because the margarine at home isn't good for creaming so decided to bake muffins instead. Bought a small bag of Californian walnuts for this and ended up using up the whole bag xD Yup, I'm a walnut freak, but I only like them in cakes and muffins.
banana walnut muffins
170 degrees Celsius
fan forced
makes 12 muffins
  • 1 cup + 1 Tb self raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    (plus extra for topping)
  • 2 sugar bananas
  • 1/3 cup sugar/ brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
1. Combine the dry ingredients (self raising flour, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, salt, walnuts) in a large mixing bowl.

2. Slice the bananas and mash them with a fork.

3. Whisk all the wet ingredients (milk, sugar, egg, melted margarine) into the mashed bananas. (I just did it one/two ingredients at a time for photo purposes.)

4. Pour the wet mixture into the flour mix. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until everything is just incorporated. DO NOT OVERMIX!

5. Spoon mixture into a muffin cup and top with chopped walnuts.
6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and comes out clean when poked with a skewer.