Banana and Pecan Muffins

Ideal for brunch or morning tea.

Firstly I want to let you all know that, for at least the next month or so, I’ll probably only be posting once a week. Our house is currently for sale which means I’m banned from making a mess in the kitchen! Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon.

For this week’s recipe I am taking advantage of Australia’s current glut of bananas which means that they are very cheap. I only bought the bananas yesterday but that is fine as they don’t need to be over-ripe to make this recipe.

I love how the pieces of banana appear in each bite – it is a great texture combination with the crunchy pecan nuts. The muffins are light enough to enjoy in the morning with a cup of coffee, and would also be great for packing up to take to the office.

Ingredients – makes 12 muffins:

  • 275g/10 oz plain (all purpose) flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 125g/4.5 oz brown sugar
  • 2 medium bananas, peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped into small pieces
  • 150ml/5 fl oz milk
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

  • Heat your oven to 200C/180C fan forced/390F and spray a 12-hole muffin pan with a little cooking spray.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, diced banana and chopped pecans into a large bowl and stir to mix.
  • Put the milk, oil, eggs and vanilla into a jug and whisk to combine.
  • Add the liquid from the jug to the other ingredients in the bowl and stir until just combined. Do not over-mix as your muffins might come out tough.
  • Divide the batter between the holes of the muffin pan.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the muffins have risen and are golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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3 Responses to Banana and Pecan Muffins

  1. Pingback: Banana and Pecan Muffins | Just an Opinion

  2. Beon says:

    Wow! These look wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. SammyandSufi says:

    ah, I am going to experiment with this bannan bread recipe, hopefully it won’t be as dull as mine are usually 🙂 Thank you! keep the recipes coming.

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