Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs.
For more information, see the Welcome post on Beth Fish Reads.
For other food-related posts this week, click here.
I've been making these muffins on and off for over 20 years and I'm still not tired of them. It's my standard recipe when I want muffins.
3 bananas - very ripe
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine - softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup water (1/4 - 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tbsp white sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare muffin tin.
Mash bananas. Add sugar, margarine, egg and vanilla. Beat well.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add the banana mixture to dry ingredients and mix lightly.
Add enough water to make mixture moist. Fold in nuts. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full for small muffins (makes 12) or full for larger muffins (makes 9).
Mix white sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle on top of muffins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
Variation: For a slightly different taste, add 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (the baking kind) to the dry ingredients. Yum!