Banana Nut Muffins

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This is the classic American quick bread, presented here in a conveniently portable shape.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat muffin pan with pan spray. Line with paper muffin cups. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Combine buttermilk and vanilla; set aside.
  • Beat together butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Fold in bananas and nuts.
  • Fill muffin cups to the rim with muffin batter. Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar and sprinkle mixture generously on top of muffins. Bake until risen and golden brown, about 20 minutes. A pick inserted into the middle muffin should come out clean. Cool muffin pan for 15 minutes before removing muffins.

Recipe Information

Serves: 14

Ingredients

  • 3½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat muffin pan with pan spray. Line with paper muffin cups. Sift together cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Combine buttermilk and vanilla; set aside.
  • Beat together butter and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Fold in bananas and nuts.
  • Fill muffin cups to the rim with muffin batter. Combine cinnamon and granulated sugar and sprinkle mixture generously on top of muffins. Bake until risen and golden brown, about 20 minutes. A pick inserted into the middle muffin should come out clean. Cool muffin pan for 15 minutes before removing muffins.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories410
Total Fat20g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium220mg
Total Carbohydrate54g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars24g
Protein6g