Red Banana Walnut Muffins

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Adding red bananas into your diet will not only provide a low calorie snack, but add a substantial amount of fiber, potassium, Vitamin-C and Vitamin-B6. Unlike the yellow variety that we all are use to, these red bananas have a deep red exterior with a creamy white often times pink flesh. Combining this flavorful fruit with chopped walnuts and dark chocolate makes a moist and delicious muffin.

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Red Banana Walnut Muffins
 
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Serves: 6 large/12 small
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 medium red bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place baking rack in the center of the oven. Grease and lightly flour muffin tin, set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4-6 minutes. Begin adding eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute each. Stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the mashed bananas and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
  4. With the mixer running on low, all at once add the flour mixture. Mix until almost combined. Using a spatula, now incorporate the walnuts and chocolate chunks.
  5. Fill the muffin tins ⅔ (or ¾ like mine for a larger muffin top) and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool for 10 minutes, then remove the muffins and continue to cool on a wire rack.
Red Bananas are also included in our Harvest Club Exotic, where each month you will receive fresh fruit right to your door!

Ashley Marti is a blogger with a focus on simple recipes with big flavor that highlight seasonal and local produce. Styling for the family and home, a few DIYs, and our everyday Pacific Northwest adventures.

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