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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Banana Muffins w/ Almonds

It should come as no surprise that I love muffins! There's just something about their portability that gets me excited.  Plus, they fit into a child's hands so perfectly.  It's just cute, I tell you, cu-ute!!!  

Since Madison can't have my blueberry muffins too often due to her eczema (too much blueberry causes her to have flare-ups) and Mario doesn't like nuts, I've had to develop a muffin that we could all enjoy! So here's to the banana muffin (some w/ almonds on top, some without)!!! 

Banana Muffins
By the way, these are my best muffins yet! So much better than my banana nut muffin recipe so I can tell I'm learning and growing when it comes to this whole "made from scratch" thing!

Oh yeah, they are moist and delicious too...obviously :)! So have at it...

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15-20 min 

2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
1 Large Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
3 Ripe Bananas
Almonds, as desired (for muffin tops), optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Peel and mash bananas and set aside.
  • Combine the first six ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg) in a large bowl (incorporate completely).
  • In another bowl add softened butter and sugars and blend until smooth.
  • Add egg and blend.
  • Add vanilla extract and blend.
  • Add bananas to the bowl with sugar and use a spatula or spoon to combine. 
  • Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated (do not over mix).
  • Divide batter between ~12 muffin cups.
  • Sprinkle almonds on top of each muffin, as desired (optional).
  • Bake Muffins for ~15 to 20 minutes until tops are no longer wet and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Banana Muffins

Happy eating!

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  1. UMMM.. These look amazing! I wish I was your neighbor haha! I'm def gonna have to make these for sure. I LOVE baking from scratch and all that. I somehow feel that it's healthier and tastier as well! :)

    1. Thanks, Heather! They were definitely a hit with everyone in the house. And you're right it's so much healthier and tastier without all of the extra ingredients and preservatives!

  2. Look yummy. Can I get some? Love you guys~~~~~

    1. Don't you worry, I'll be making you plenty of treats during your visit next month! I can't wait! We love you too!!!

  3. I'm literally eating a muffin right now. They're my favorite! Pinning this so I can make it later!

  4. These look delicious! I'm going to have to give these a try for sure :)

    I wanted to invite you to join in our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Tuesday nights till the end of Saturday, come join in if you have some time :)

    1. Please let me know how they turn out for you, Laurie, they're so simple! I've stopped by to join your link-up, thanks for sharing!

  5. These look great. I wish I had one right now. I found you through the Meet and Greet Hop. Come visit me at Blue Plate Sundays. I'll be back!

    1. So awesome, Jill! Thanks so much for stopping by I'm headed your way now! Take care :)!

  6. I've been staring at these delicious looking muffin photos in the last two hours on and off and wished if I could have those for my breakfast!
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