Anna came and spent the night with me last week on her way to Nashville for fall break. I decided to make some muffins for her arrival, which was very funny because when she walked in the door she said "Steph, I brought you a surprise!" And it was pumpkin muffins! I made banana muffins, which was fitting because we all call her "banan" but I decided to make the recipe because I had some bananas going bad! So here it is...
First, preheat oven to 250 and bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan for 8 to 10 minutes.
Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
Stir together mashed bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Stir together flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with banana mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition.
Spoon batter into lightly greased 12 cup muffin pan, sprinkle with toasted pecans. Next time I think I'll mix pecans in with the batter as well.
Brown Sugar Banana Muffins:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups AP flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt