Banana Nut Muffins

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For our first AAU game this season, I and another parent (C.T.) volunteered to provide snacks for the guys to have in between games. CT brought bananas, grapes and clementines while I supplied the Gatorade and granola bars. Although our intentions were good, we found out we could not bring food into the arena. Since it was a cold snowy day we could not organize the guys to go outside and partake of the goodies. Needless to say there was a lot of Gatorade and fruit leftover. CT suggested I keep the fruit and put it to good use so I left the games with a good helping of bananas.

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I thought about making some type of fruit salad but I ate quite a few grapes on our long journey home. My hubby ate most of the clementines which meant I only had bananas to worry about. I wasn’t in the mood for banana pudding and wanted to make something I had never tried before. As you know, I am still working on my baking skills and thought I could try out a banana nut muffin recipe.

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I found an old recipe in my recipe box for banana bread that I decided to turn into a muffin recipe. I just tweaked the banana bread recipe a little by adding golden raisins and nuts to the mix. Yummy… The muffins came out really moist and flavorful with a subtle crunch from the pecans. Plus, the golden raisins plumped up and added another layer of sweetness along with the ripe bananas. In the end, I was happy with my updated recipe and felt confident I could share this recipe.

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Thanks CT for providing the bananas and for helping me to stretch my baking wings once again to create a lovely banana nut muffin.

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Banana Nut Muffins

Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas peeled and mashed
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter softened
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp lemon or orange zest
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray then fill each cup a little more than half way. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until center is set. Place a tooth pick in the center of the muffin and if it comes out clean muffin should be done. If necessary, cook a few more minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edge of the muffin to loosen then gently lift out of the muffin tin. Dust with powdered sugar.

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3 thoughts on “Banana Nut Muffins

  1. Hi Donna,  Nice job!  I will have to make them! Have a great week! Chris From: dmarie-dining To: fourtarabas@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:57 PM Subject: [New post] Banana Nut Muffins #yiv9120133393 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9120133393 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9120133393 a.yiv9120133393primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9120133393 a.yiv9120133393primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9120133393 a.yiv9120133393primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9120133393 a.yiv9120133393primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9120133393 WordPress.com | dmariebates posted: “For our first AAU game this season, I and another parent (C.T.) volunteered to provide snacks for the guys to have in between games. CT brought bananas, grapes and clementines while I supplied the Gatorade and granola bars. Although our intentions wer” | |

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  2. Hello Donna,   I pinned this and a few others to my Pintrest Board.  I will try to pin some more.  Any more news about Coach Larry?   🙂 Chris   From: dmarie-dining To: fourtarabas@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2015 6:57 PM Subject: [New post] Banana Nut Muffins #yiv7361954329 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7361954329 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7361954329 a.yiv7361954329primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7361954329 a.yiv7361954329primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7361954329 a.yiv7361954329primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7361954329 a.yiv7361954329primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7361954329 WordPress.com | dmariebates posted: “For our first AAU game this season, I and another parent (C.T.) volunteered to provide snacks for the guys to have in between games. CT brought bananas, grapes and clementines while I supplied the Gatorade and granola bars. Although our intentions wer” | |

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