Happy weekend, friends! Fall is such a wonderful time for working outside in the garden as the weather is cooler and the sun has lost its heat making being outside just so much nicer. Fall is also wonderful for getting back in the kitchen and getting back to baking…
Today I am sharing one of my favorite things to bake in the fall and it is my mother’s Banana Bread recipe with a slight twist ~ turning them into Texas-sized muffins!
Basic Banana Bread Recipe
3 ripe bananas
2 cups flour (*I used 1/3 whole wheat but you can also use bran flour for more texture)
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup nuts (*I used pecans this time)
chopped nuts to add to the muffin tops
Take bananas and mash them very well. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until light then add to bananas. In another bowl, mix: the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.
Add this to the banana mixture then add 1/2 cup of nut meats, chopped. Stir well and put in buttered 9″ x 5″ loaf pans (*or muffins tins like mine!). Bake 1 hour for loaf pans and 20 – 25 minutes for Texas-sized muffins. For regular muffin tins, bake for 15 – 20 minutes. This recipe is perfect doubled, tripled or quadrupled for gift giving! Also freezes well.
These muffins are perfect for eating on the go and will stay moist even when you just want to eat only half of a muffin. I do this pretty often and just leave the other half in the basket or in a large Ziplock style bag until later.
I hope you will try making some banana bread for your family this fall or winter! Adding walnuts or chocolate chips to the batter changes the recipe enough to become a dessert muffin or loaf.
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Enjoy these yummy muffins,