Recipe by evelyn/athens
These are from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa book. They are wonderful!
Top Review by MommyWhoBakes
I made these for the first time yesterday morning and I must say they are delish! I have had them on my list of recipes to try for a while and I am glad I did. I only added 1/2 C coconut to the batter and used pecans instead of walnuts (what I had on hand). I live in Colorado and sometimes have a hard time with muffins here. These turned out beautfully and are even better the next day in my opnion. The banana flavor intensifies overnight. :) I am excited to try adding some healthier substitues and play around with this recipe. Thanks for posting!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 lb unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 extra large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 bananas)
- 1 cup medium-diced ripe banana (1 banana)
- 1 cup small pieces walnuts
- 1 cup granola cereal
- 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
- dried banana pieces (optional) or granola cereal (optional) or shredded coconut (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line 18 large muffin cups with paper liners.
- Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
- Add the melted butter and blend.
- Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla and mashed bananas, and add then to the flour-and-butter mixture.
- Scrape the bowl and blend well.
- Don't overmix.
- Fold the diced bananas, walnuts, granola and coconut into the batter.
- Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each one to the top.
- Top each muffin with dried banana chips, granola, or coconut, if desired.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the tops are brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool slightly, remove from the pan, and serve.