This recipe came to me from a friend and fellow author, David Lee Summers. The recipe is eggless and sugarless and uses honey instead of sugar, but you’d never know it. The muffins are delicious. It’s also a great way to use up over ripe bananas, so Rosie would have approved.
By the way, I used regular all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour, and it came out nicely. Bread flour will also work.
BANANA MUFFINS (makes 12+ muffins)
- 5 or 6 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cup all-purpose whole wheat flour
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 12-cup muffin pan or use paper baking cups.
Combine flour, nutmeg and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. Stir together the bananas, oil, honey, and vanilla in another bowl. and stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture. Blend with a spoon until moistened. Add chopped nuts, if desired.
Spoon the mixture into muffin cups, filling to the rim. Bake until golden brown-about 20-25 minutes. Serve warm.
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