9.16.2010

jumbo maple banana muffins

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I know, I know. There is a bit of muffin madness going on over here lately. I can't help myself. Muffins are so warm and comforting. They are perfect for cooler autumn mornings along side a nice cup of coffee or tea. These muffins get their splendid sweetness from ripe bananas and pure organic maple syrup. They also have just the slightest sprinkling of raw sugar over the top for texture.

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I find that school mornings run much more smoothly if I have lunches put together the night before and a healthy grab-and-go breakfast ready ahead of time. My kids are not big cold cereal eaters like I was as a kid so I have to be a bit more creative with my breakfast ideas. Muffins usually go over really well. When they are made with whole grains, whole wheat flour, little or no sugar, fruits, nuts... I feel confident that I am sending them out with a great start to their day. Breakfast is such an important meal! It gives our metabolism a jump start and helps with concentration. I'm sure it helps with a whole mess of other things as well. Bottom line- Don't forget to eat your breakfast!

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Jumbo Maple Banana Muffins
by theUngourmet

Makes 6 jumbo muffins

1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed
3 tbsp low fat milk
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Raw sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a jumbo muffin pan with 6 liners or grease muffins tins.

In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, maple syrup, eggs, banana and milk. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Fold in the pecans.

Fill muffin liners to top. Sprinkle with more pecans and raw sugar. Bake for 22-25 minutes.

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27 comments:

jacqueline said...

Banana muffins...one of my favorite. I just had them this morning. :) I am also not a big fan of cold cereal eaters. So happy all of us have something in common. Thanks for sharing this recipe...very yummie! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

You are right... I should definitely eat my breakfast, but I very often don't. I wish I had these muffins sitting in my kitchen... I bet they would remind me to eat in the morning!

ck said...

Delicious! I've been looking for a muffin recipe to make for my daughter's class next week. (Yay for snack rotation...) and these are perfect!

Stella said...

Hey Kim, I was thinking about you yesterday and just people who have kids that are trying to do better than the standard way of eating. And it looks like your are doing this for sure btw...!
When I saw this pretty, I thought brown sugar must be in there. They are lovely-I'm definitely making these this weekend. Ooh, and I bet they would be killer with some organic cream cheese;) Yikes...
p.s. I made some cookies with maple syrup and organic, whole grain spelt. They were wonderful. I'm going to post them soon.

5 Star Foodie said...

These sound so yummy with the addition of maple syrup!

Joanne said...

I'm always up for muffins so I don't mind this muffin overload of yours. And maple banana sounds perfect for fall!

Emily Z said...

These muffins look delicious! I am with Kika, I do not eat breakfast as often as I should. You'd think with me being unemployed and all I'd do a better job of it. I just don't always have much of an appetite in the mornings for some reason!

Jeannie said...

I am drooling over the jumbo muffins! Looks really delicious and love the fact that it's healthy too!

Randi Troxell said...

i like muffins anything.. and i think i would SO LIKE these too..

have a wonderful wkend!!!!!

Pam said...

Pass the plate, please! They look delicious and what a great combo! Have to give this a try!

Angie's Recipes said...

I would need two breakfasts! These muffins look wonderful!

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

Amen to breakfast! My favorite meal of the day... and I agree, the most important! I'd be happy to start any day off with these. Perfect for those busy, on-the-go mornings.

Evan @swEEts said...

Delish! I love muffins too! Since I'm on business I have to stop myself every morning from buying a muffin at starbucks- they just look so good! And your look even better!!

tasteofbeirut said...

I can't imagine something more delicious and comforting to the palate than these banana muffins; I wish I had some ripe bananas to make them at once.

Megan said...

They look like a perfect breakfast. I'm all for the portable healthy breakfast!

Crystal Escobar said...

ooh, ooh, ooh, I'm just so excited about your awesome blog! I followed you over from Kristin's blog. So glad I did, lot's of great food idea's here.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I'd love these muffins for breakfast tomorrow. :) They look scrumptious!

Monet said...

I'm all about breakfast, and I"m all about muffins (especially when they are jumbo and studded with bananas and nuts and swirled with maple syrup. Thank you for sharing such a delightful recipe!

Dajana said...

My mom got me and my brothers used to having breakfast every morning before school, and I never got out of this habbit. My kids on the other hand like to drink a lot of milk, and later eat something, so I make sure they always have something delicious and healthy in their school bags.
And muffins are just the perfect choice, and all kids love them.

Sophie said...

Your jumbo muffins look amazing & so pretty too!

MMMMMM,..I love them a lot!

Emily Z said...

You HAVE been making a lot of muffins! These look just as fantastic as the rest! I really, really need to make muffins soon, with all the options you are presenting me, I really see no excuses not to.

Mother Rimmy said...

Fantastic pictures! I really like the addition of maple. Good idea!

Magic of Spice said...

These are glorious...great recipe :)

Cooking Gallery said...

The banana muffins look so good and your photography is beautiful!

newlywed said...

Oh my! I love muffins all year round, but I agree, this time of year, they are the hardest to resist!

Faith said...

I love all your muffin recipes, Kim! These sound delicious, especially with the maple and pecans!

Foodessa said...

Kim...how can we not enjoy this madness with all these muffins waiting to be baked ;o)
Love the ingredients...I can just imagine the aroma in your kitchen.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

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