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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Banana and walnut muffins

Made these easy muffins last week with a couple of over-ripe bananas. Came out very soft,dense and moist. Read on for the recipe-

Preparation Time - 35 mins

Ingredients -

  • All purpose flour ( 3/4 cup)
  • Butter ( 1/2 cup )
  • Demerara sugar ( 1/2 cup, powdered )
  • Ripe bananas ( 2 nos, small ones )
  • Egg ( 1 no)
  • Chopped raisins ( 10-14 nos)
  • Chopped walnuts ( 5-6 nos )
  • Baking powder ( 1/2 level tsp )
  • Vanilla essence ( 3-4 drops)

Preparation - Break the egg into a bowl. Beat for 2-3 minutes. Add the demerara sugar and vanilla essence. Beat till light and fluffy.

Sift in the flour and baking powder little by little. Gently fold in (do it in one direction only).

Peel and take the bananas in a separate mixing bowl. Mash them very well.

Add the butter to the mixing bowl containing banana. Mix well.

Add banana-butter mixture to the flour batter. Fold in gently, moving in a unidirectional manner. Stir in the nuts and raisins, keeping aside a few to sprinkle on top.

Grease a non-stick muffin tray. Pour into the molds till 2/3 full. Sprinkle chopped raisins on top.

Cooking - Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Put the tray inside and turn down heat to 160 degrees after 5 minutes. Bake for another 10-15 mins ( since these muffins contain fruit, they take longer to bake and are a little more dense in texture ).

Insert a toothpick at the center of muffin and check if it comes out clean. Else bake for another 2-3 mins.

Remove from oven and keep on a cooling rack. Overturn the tray to remove the muffins while still warm (easy to come out).

Serve immediately or store in a airtight container for 1-2 days when completely cool.

As they tend to spoil early, hence better to have them on the same day or the next day at the most.

Note - Roll the raisins/nuts in a little all-purpose flour before sprinkling on top. This prevents them from sinking into the muffins


  1. Banana muffins look similar to the ones that I had in a star hotel here in Chennai. Excellent preparation of yours.

  2. I can have some muffins with my cup of coffee for my breakfast.


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