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Banana Walnut Muffin Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A delicious muffin that the kids will love.

Ingredients

3 ripened, mashed bananas
3/4 cup sugar
2 T. cornstarch (or arrowroot)
2 T. water
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
2 T. baking powder
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 Tbsp. milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare your muffin tins by either lining with cups or spraying with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl or mixer combine the mashed bananas, sugar, cornstarch, water, melted butter, salt, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the banana mixture, until all is incorporated.

Pour batter into muffin tins about of the way full.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Prepare frosting by beating butter with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until creamy.

Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla and 2 Tbsp. milk, adding additional milk, if necessary, for desired consistency.

When muffins are cool, spread on frosting and sprinkle with walnuts.

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