Banana and Walnut Muffins

This is my first baking post of the New Year!! I received a silicone muffin mould for Christmas which I’ve been dying to try out.  So if you’re in need of quickish breakfast treat, try these Banana & Walnut Mini Muffins, this recipe is originally from the BBC Food website.  I used half of the ingredients which comfortably made 6 mini muffins.

What you need:

250g self-raising flour1
75g melted butter
115g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence/extract
2 large ripe bananas
125ml milk
2 medium eggs
10 walnut kernels

What you do:

  1. Heat your oven to 190°c.
  2. Melt the butter and allow to cool – I did this in the microwave, about 30 seconds should do it.
  3. Mash the bananas.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large bowl, add caster sugar and stir.
  5. Beat together the eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter and milk into a second bowl.banana-muffins

  6. Add the mashed banana and stir together.

  7. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the egg mixture, stirring with a fork until it makes a lumpy goo.

  8. Share the mixture between your muffin paper cases or mould until almost full. Top each one with a walnut kernel.

  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.banana-muffins

  10. Cool on a wire rack for five minutes then remove the muffins and leave on the rack for another five minutes before serving.

    banana-muffins

Well I’m dead impressed with the silicone muffin mould, no greasing or paper cases needed and the muffins just pop out of the tray when cool.  Ideally do them till they’re cool so they keep their shape and can support themselves on the cooling tray – genius idea which every baker needs in their life! 

Until next time…Happy Baking!

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