Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Recipe: Moist banana and pecan muffins

At the start of the CNY break, I made these banana and pecan muffins as a special treat for my kids. Baby C has been doing well in school and Baby D has been a very good boy too so they both deserved a reward. :) As soon as the kids were tucked in bed for their afternoon nap, I started on these muffins. Prepping and baking these muffins took less than 45 minutes, hence they were ready by the time the kids were up from their nap. 

Moist banana and pecan muffins

Baby D was first to wake, and was delighted to see the muffins. Before I knew it, he was on his second muffin. Hubby commented that these muffins were very moist. They also keep pretty well, as they were still moist the following day. 




Do use overripe bananas for more flavour. Pecan nuts can be quite expensive to buy in KL, so as an alternative you can also use equal quantity of walnuts or a mixture of both. I reckon these would make wonderful breakfast muffins :) So perhaps you would like to give it a go this weekend and make it for your loved ones.



Baby D showing how moist his muffin is


Moist banana and pecan muffins
Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 22-25 minutes
Makes 10

Ingredients
150g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
55g butter or margarine, at room temperature
80g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 medium bananas, mashed
50g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
10 whole pecan, to garnish (optional)
5 tbsp fresh milk


1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Line the muffin tin with 10 paper liners.

2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a small bowl and set aside.

3. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Then, add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy. Mix in the banana.

4. Add the pecans. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Do it in 3-4 batches.

5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared liners, filling them two-thirds full. Bake in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean.

6. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Top each muffin with a whole pecan nut, if desired.



So cute, some of the pecan nuts resemble a heart ♥

28 comments:

  1. Hi Yen! Can I exchange some of my Ngoh Hiang for your muffins? :D

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    1. Sure! Would most definitely love to try your cooking/food.

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  2. Nice! Serve with ice cream, chocolate. Yum! Yum!

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    1. Thanks! Great with a glass of cold milk.

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  3. could have been for valentines!

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    1. Haha everyday can be Valentine's mah!

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    1. Hehe yes.. all good boys and girls should be rewarded! *sends a muffin over*

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  5. Moist banana and pecan go well with peanut butter? hehehe

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  6. Love banana muffins, especially with nuts like pecans!

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    1. I very rarely use pecan cos they're a little harder to find compared to walnuts and more exp, but I have to say they're very nice!

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  7. Yumm, these muffins not only look nice but also tasty too!

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    1. Thanks Jessie, happiest when kids give me their approval.

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  8. I give you a tin of my chichen biscuits and you give me two of your muffins? Pretty please? Jokes aside Yen, this looks really moist and fluffy. Good Job. Next time, don't use that handsome dude as your model. He over shine those muffins even with the shot that he is blur at the background. LOL!

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    1. Haha! Handsome boy was so pleased with his muffins that he volunteered to pose for the camera. :D

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  9. Great with a cup of milky coffee or tea or ice cream :D Those muffins look yummy !

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    1. Thanks Anne! Swap you for some choco cookies? ;)

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  10. Moist and yummy muffins. would be perfect with some milk

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  11. nutty-fruity treats! i like! though i wonder if banana could be substituted with a different fruit (i'm generally not a major fan of bananas in desserts) :D

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    1. I cant think of any other fruit which would work like bananas. Im not generally a fan of bananas but I like them in muffins and bakes.

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  12. Love these healthy and delicious muffins. Would love to share one with Baby D :)

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  13. OH YUM! Love to have some now ! These muffins looks so moist & inviting ! ;)

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    1. Thanks Kit! The kids enjoyed their special treat :)

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