Friday, March 15, 2013

Food For Thought Friday

Food For Thought:
Banana Muffins

These muffins are divine.  They are fluffy and banana-y and everything that is right with the world.  Please enjoy liberally!

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 - 1/2 cup chopped nuts, depending on your affinity for crunch
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup mashed banana (about 2 small bananas)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 and prepare 12-cup muffin pan (either with paper liners or grease the pan).  Stir together flour, nuts, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cooled melted butter, mashed bananas, sour cream and eggs until thoroughly combined.  Fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture just until combined; do not over-mix or you will have banana hockey pucks!  Divide among muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Happy Friday everyone!