Muffin Marathon

Yes – hopping on  my previous post about” breakfast in a muffin”, the story continues. Last night I went on to try a recipe on The Food Network site, a recipe by Tyler Florence. I adapted the recipe by adding walnuts, wholemeal flour and rolled oats for (again) a healthier version. Quite a healthnut I am not, but just trying to be…

If you’ve followed the previous post – you know I digress, as I have not found the right recipe for those pina colada muffins yet, so these banana wholemeal walnut muffins would  just have to do for now.

Method below is from Tyler’s recipe.

Banana Walnut Wholemeal Muffin

  • 1 cup all-purpose unbleached organic flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal organic flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 overripe bananas
  • 1 cup brown sugar minus 2 tbp  
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) , 170g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs (beaten slightly with a fork)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • a handful of rolled oats for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F or 180 degrees C and lightly butter 2 muffin tins or use muffin paper cups.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Mash 2 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 , for a good 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 remaining 2  mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins or paper casings to fill them about slightly more than halfway about 3/4 filled. Give them a rap on the counter to get any air bubbles out. Do not overbeat the mixture or it will get rubbery/tough. Sprinkle the rolled oats over the muffin mixture.

Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.

Next project – all bran blueberry muffins….unless I discover the perfect pina colada muffin recipe first! We shall see.

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