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Banana Nut Muffins

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Here's how to bake banana nut bread in quick and easy individual portions. Stash some in the freezer so you always have breakfasts and snacks ready to go.

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  • Yield: Makes 12

Photography: Mike Krautter

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (5 ounces) walnuts, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 extra ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with baking cups. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant, about 12 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then coarsely chop. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, whisk together banana, sugar, eggs, butter, and milk. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients then stir in 1 cup walnuts.

  2. Divide batter evenly between prepared cups using a 2-ounce scoop. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup nuts and sanding sugar if desired. Bake until tops spring back when lightly touched, about 20 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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