Banana Muffins

I had few over-ripened bananas left in my fruit bowl and so I was searching for ways to put them into use. I was browsing through few blogs for a banana cake recipe, when I came across this banana muffins recipe on Sharmis Passions.....I haven't baked a muffin to date, so when I saw this extremely easy recipe, I decided to bake it.....This was my first try with muffins and I totally loved baking it...More 'cos it involved less fuss (unlike cakes!) and the entire procedure was quite simple too....And, believe me it was tasty (reminded me of Bonda which we get in Kerala)....yum!!

Recipe Source: Sharmi's Passions

Flour - 3/4 cup
Banana - 2 big sized
Oil/Butter - 1/4 cup
Granulated sugar - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Walnuts/Almonds/Raisins - 2 tbsps, finely chopped

  • Sieve flour, baking powder and baking soda at least twice and keep aside.
  • Peel the skin of the banana and grind them in a blender/mixer to a smooth paste. Add oil and vanilla essence to the banana puree and mix well. Fold in the sugar and mix well until sugar dissolves completely.
  • Add the sieved ingredients and mix well until a creamy mixture is formed. Add the chopped nuts and reserve a few for the topping. {I used almonds and dark raisins}
  • Preheat oven to 190 C. Spoon the mixture in a muffin tray till 3/4th. Add the remaining nuts on the top and bake for 20 mins.