Sunday bake day. I love to combine leftovers and experiment with food. Today, I have 2 very ripe bananas, half a packet of walnuts and some yoghurt in the fridge. Not enough to make a loaf but enough to make some muffins. I find muffins easy to make, quick and you can mix quite a few ingredients to make wonderful things with them. So here goes.

Ingredients (makes 6 muffins):

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

How to make:

  • Mash the bananas, set aside.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients together (but the walnuts), set aside.
  • Whisk egg and sugar until it becomes lighter in colour and have creamy consistency.
  • Add butter, yoghurt, vanilla and bananas. Whisk until combined.
  • Mix the dry and wet ingredients together (don’t over mix). I use a spatula for this.
  • Add 2/3rd of the walnuts, mix.
  • Separate the ingredients into 6 muffin cases in a muffin tray.

To make the toppings:

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar to the remaining walnuts. Mix well. You can also just add the walnuts if you don’t fancy adding more sugar.
  • Sprinkle the mix on top of the wet muffin mixture.

Put the mixture in a pre-heated oven, 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. Always make sure to check the inside is cooked by pricking the muffin with a tooth pick and no wet mixture is sticking to it.

The muffins should rise, they should be soft, light and slightly springy when pressed. Let them cool off and enjoy!

Posted by:Fransisca

Writing memories about Food, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Fitness and Travel.

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