Mini Expresso Banana Muffins
Know what’s my favorite part about being legally married? That my parents (who also happen to be my next door neighbors) don’t give me such a hard time when Mr. Heartmade “accidentally” stays over da’ night.
I know right? What is up with Panamanian tradition? If you have anything to pledge in my favor please call my mom + dad at (507) 223-3809.
Rant over. For now, at least.
Where was I? Oh yeah, so sleep overs + pajama parties with my man. Oh goodness gracious! I’m crazy in love with bed time now + mornings too.
And because Martha Stewart taught me well, I whipped out these decadent Mini Expresso Banana Muffins to lure us right out of the sheets. The chunky walnuts + smooth banana finish make these the perfect breakfast treat, no question.
And because it’s only fare, I’ll share the recipe with you. It’s an alteration from Heidi Swanson’s version in Super Natural Cooking.
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 1 tablespoon expresso powder
- 1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
- 3 medium overripe bananas mashed
step by step
Step 1: Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.
Step 2: Combine flour + baking powder + expresso powder + salt + 3/4 cups of walnuts in a bowl.
Step 3: Mash the bananas with a folk.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, cream the butter until light + fluffy. Beat in the sugar + the eggs, one by one. Stir in the vanilla + yogurt + mashed bananas. Gently mix in the dry ingredients.
Step 5: Prepare your mini muffin tins. Fill to the brim for a big top version + top with remaining walnuts.
Step 6: Bake for 15 minutes approximately, until golden brown.
Step 7: Cool in the tin for 5 minutes + then take them out to cool completely.
Oh + did I mention they have smitten powers? I’m not even kidding ya’.
David ate 3 this morning (only because I stopped him from eating the whole batch) + kissed me a three times more than usual on his way to work.
So, looks like we’ve got ourselves a keeper recipe!
If you give these one a try, please do let me know how it goes.