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!