Banana Pecan Muffins
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- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375°F Grease 18 standard muffin pan cups (or use paper liners).
- Beat butter and sugar together at medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Beat in bananans until smooth.
- Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
- Alternately stir flour mixture and buttermilk into egg mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened.
- Stir in pecans and vanilla.
- Do not overmix batter; it should not be completely smooth.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling two-thirds full.
- Bake until lightly golden, 15 to 18 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.
- Serve warm.
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Delicious muffins! Buttermilk keeps them moist. Pecans are a great addition too. I made 12 regular sized muffins and 12 mini ones. I baked the larger ones as instructed at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, and their sides were dark brown. I baked the mini ones at 375 for 20 minutes or so, and their sides were pale golden brown. I wanted to compare temperature and times, but after I ate a muffin from one batch and then one from the other, I couldn't decide. So I had to taste-test again...and the next morning yet again; you get the picture. Great muffin, either way you bake it! Thanks, Sharlene~W!
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