Friday, June 15, 2012

Using All The Things: Manky Bananas

When bananas were $16 a kilo (due to various cyclones wiping out the crop) my children could not get enough of them.  Now those dark days are over, and bananas are a reasonable price, they won't touch them.  

So, Manky Bananas is a regular occurrence here at Chez Nicholas.  I loath to throw any food away (the chooks get most of it, but they don't like bananas much either) so I have a delicious, easy, banana nut muffin recipe...

Manky Banana Nut Muffins

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt 
2 - 3 overripe bananas 
1 cup brown sugar 
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled 
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (any nut will do)

With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the bananas and sugar together - for a good 3 minutes. 
Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well.
Mix in the flour until just incorporated. 
Fold in the nuts. 
Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway. 
Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. 

Totally yum :)

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farmer_liz said...

yum! I'm still traumatised by those expensive banana days too, I put the old ones in the freezer to use in smoothies later....