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Banana Muffin recipe please!

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chickstein Jun 2, 2007 04:48 AM

I have 3 large overripe bananas and need to do something with them soon. Does anyone have a good banana muffin recipe?

Thanks!

  1. PamelaD Jun 3, 2007 04:51 AM

    As stated above, you can just use a great bannana bread recipe.
    I always add chocolate chips (or cinnamon chips?)- about one cup for a single loaf (12 muffin) recipe.
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      bellywizard Jun 3, 2007 05:54 AM

      Laurendlewis,
      I use plain yogurt, but vanilla would probably be fine. (Though the vanilla flavour might detract from the banana-cinnamon idea.) I choose a higher-fat yogurt (around 5%) so that the muffins taste richer.

      Almond flour should be stored in the fridge, so it doesn't get rancid.

      PamelaD,
      For lots more almond flour (grain-free) recipes, check out:
      http://www.scdrecipe.com/recipes.html
      http://www.pecanbread.com/new/recipes...

      1. re: bellywizard
        PamelaD Jun 3, 2007 01:37 PM

        Thanks for the SCD info!
        P

    2. chelleyd01 Jun 2, 2007 08:04 PM

      go to allrecipes.com and search banana crumb muffins. Hold on to your hat, sister! I made 12. They were gone in about 6 minutes. (Spread them with a little maple-cream cheese-cinnamon-butter)

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      1. re: chelleyd01
        lollya Jun 3, 2007 10:05 AM

        I second this recipe. I made gigantor ones in my popover pan and HOLY BEJESUS were they delicious. And beautiful to boot. Good luck.

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        bellywizard Jun 2, 2007 09:04 AM

        *Healthy but Rockin' Banana Muffins*

        You probably won't want to bother getting almond flour (or grinding your own), but JUST IN CASE! This recipe tastes amazing, and has no wheat/grains in it:

        Makes 12 large or 24 mini muffins:
        1) combine 3 cups almond flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt.
        2) in a separate bowl, combine 1/3 cup honey (or use 1/4 cup sugar), 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 mashed banana, and 3 eggs (if you want - separate the whites, beat, & add back in).
        3) add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir together
        4) fill muffin tins (to the top - they rise less than wheat) & bake at 350 for about 30 min!

        These taste amazing, are simple to make. Love em!

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          laurendlewis Jun 2, 2007 02:35 PM

          I am SO GLAD I read this! I found a cookie recipe that called for almond flour in a magazine -- my husband insisted that I make them, and they turned out very "blah", but now I have all this almond flour and no idea what to do with it.
          Thanks!!!

          Is it plain yogurt or vanilla or what?

          1. re: bellywizard
            PamelaD Jun 3, 2007 04:49 AM

            Wow I cannot wait to try this... I am wheat-free and it's great to find yummy recipes!
            Thanks,
            P

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              xena Jun 3, 2007 10:04 AM

              Hi Pamela,

              My friend has celiac disease and when she made the maple pecan banana muffins for me she used her GF recipe. Her gluten-free muffins were absolutely delicious.
              The one I posted above is not the GF version but here is her recipe for you:

              BANANA MAPLE-PECAN MUFFIN

              FILLING:
              3 ripe Bananas, mashed
              1/3 cup maple syrup
              1/2 cup pecans, chopped
              Mix and set aside

              TOPPING:
              1/2 cup pecans
              1/4 cup maple syrup
              Mix to get crumbly texture

              MUFFINS:
              2 cups GF flour mix (My friend uses GF pantry French bread and pizza mix )
              1 tsp. zanthan gum
              1 cup packed brown sugar
              1 tsp. baking soda
              1/2 tsp. salt
              1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
              2 Tbls. buttermilk powder
              2 eggs, beaten
              1/3 cup vegetable oil
              1/2 cup water

              Combine all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center, pour in wet ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
              Gently fold in filling mixture. Cut in with knife. Spoon into muffin cups.
              Add topping mixture.
              Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

              Makes 15 large muffins.

              1. re: xena
                PamelaD Jun 3, 2007 01:35 PM

                Thanks! I will try these!

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            xena Jun 2, 2007 08:01 AM

            Got this recipe from a friend and she serves them warm, split open with honey poured in and that's how I do it, too. They are really wonderful. One person in the house claims to dislike nuts of any kind but can't resist these. I'm not a huge banana bread fan but these are so delicious I love them, too.
            Happy baking!

            BANANA MAPLE-PECAN MUFFIN

            FILLING:
            3 ripe Bananas, mashed
            1/3 cup maple syrup
            1/2 cup pecans, chopped
            Mix and set aside

            TOPPING:
            1/2 cup pecans
            1/4 cup maple syrup
            Mix to get crumbly texture

            MUFFINS:
            2 cups flour
            1 cup packed brown sugar
            1 tsp. baking soda
            1/2 tsp. salt
            1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
            2 Tbls. buttermilk powder
            2 eggs, beaten
            1/3 cup vegetable oil
            1/2 cup water

            Combine all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center, pour in wet ingredients. Stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
            Gently fold in filling mixture. Cut in with knife. Spoon into muffin cups.
            Add topping mixture.
            Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

            Makes 15 large muffins.

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              jinet12 Jun 2, 2007 02:54 PM

              Wow! This sounds like a great recipe!

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                4chowpups Jun 2, 2007 04:01 PM

                Just made these, thanks xena...it's hot as hell here but my house smells heavenly!! Just ate one hot out of the oven (minus the honey) and they are light and delicious!!!

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                  chickstein Jun 2, 2007 04:55 PM

                  I made them and they are beautiful. I can't wait to taste them.

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                    xena Jun 3, 2007 10:08 AM

                    jinet12, go for it, they're so good!

                    I am so glad you enjoyed them, 4chowpups! Yes, they smell amazing while baking.

                    chickstein, hope you found they tasted as good as they looked!

                    I have a few bananas ready for muffins myself and am thinking I might try chellyD01's banana crumb recipe for something new. Will report back if I do.

                    Thanks so much for letting me know you made them and how it went!

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                  tweetie Jun 2, 2007 07:11 AM

                  I often make my banana bread in muffin form and simply reduce the baking time to somewhere between 15-20 minutes. There are loads of recipes for bb on this site.

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