Honey Almond Banana Muffins #BreadBakers

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                                                                                           SAY GOOD MORNING TO YOUR BODY
                                                                                                                           Eat Breakfast

And is there a better way to say Good Morning than having some healthy and tasty muffins? With a cup of hot coffee? I don't think so. These Honey Almond Banana muffins are moist and sweet, and the sweetness comes from honey which in turn brings out the natural sweetness of the ripe bananas.



I must admit baking in my kitchen does not include honey very often as I am so used to sugar, a strong inclination is required to go otherwise. So what's the occasion this time? It's #BreadBakers! 

The host this month is Mayuri and she blogs at Mayuri's Jikoni. #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.
We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient and this month Mayuri chose Natural Sweeteners as the theme.



A couple of honey bottles were lying around in my kitchen pantry for quite some time and I decided to use them rather than look for other options. Baking with honey is going to be a regular feature now, that's for sure. It imparts such color, moistness, texture and taste that sugar does not. Be sure to use ripe bananas here, over ripe in fact. Though I have used almonds here, you can substitute them with hazelnuts, walnuts or even pecans. Whatever your choice, enjoy these warm fresh baked muffins first thing in the morning and pop over any left overs in the freezer to be munched on later.



Recipe Source: Rachel Allen's Cake Diaries.

Makes 12 regular size muffins.

Ingredients
65 grams / 2.5 ounces / 1/2 cup plain flour.
1 teaspoon baking powder.
1/4 teaspoon regular salt.
90 grams / 3.2 ounces / 3/4 cup wholemeal flour.
180 grams / 6.5 ounces peeled very ripe bananas (about 2).
1 large egg at room temperature.
45 ml / 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.
80 ml / 3 ounces / 1/3 cup honey.
50 grams / 2 ounces / 1/3 cup almonds (skin still on) coarsely chopped.

Method
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C / 430 degrees F. Line the muffin tray with paper liners or grease and flour the tray.

In a bowl, sieve together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the wholemeal flour. Whisk the dry mixture using a hand held whisk until all the ingredients are thoroughly blended. Add the almond and mix.

In another bowl or measuring jug, beat the bananas, egg, oil and honey using the same hand held whisk.

Create a small well in the dry ingredients and pour all the wet mixture at once into the dry ingredients. Fold the mixture with a spatula and mix until just combined. It is absolutely fine if there are few small lumps in the batter but do not over mix it.

Divide the batter evenly among the cups. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees C / 390 degrees F and bake for another 10 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and are springy to the touch.

Place the muffin pan on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and place on the wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your home made Honey Almond Banana Muffins!

Happy Baking!!!

Storage Suggestions: Muffins are best eaten on the same day or they can be frozen in a ziplock bag or an airtight container for up to a month.


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21 comments

  1. Such gorgeous looking muffins you got there! They look so yummy. Great way to use honey to sweeten up the bread.

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  2. These look so pretty and inviting and I bet they taste as good as they look.

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  3. Lovely lovely muffins. Almond and banana is an awesome combination.

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    1. Yup I this flavor combination is pretty yummy.

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  4. These look beautiful! Love the banana, almond, honey combination :) Thanks for sharing. Pam - The Bread She Bakes

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  5. I would love to have one of these waiting for me in the morning when I pour my coffee.

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    1. And I would love to share them with you :)

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  6. These look so cute and sound delish! Don't you love using ingredients that are already in your kitchen?

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    1. That's correct Karen. Using ingredients already present makes life easier.

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  7. I would love to have one of these little beauties with my morning coffee!

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  8. Lovely looking muffins. I love baking with honey as it adds a distinct flavour to breads, cakes and muffins.

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  9. I'm a big fan of banana bread. Yours sounds delicious!

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  10. Love the almond and banana flavors!

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  11. Your muffin papers give this a just-fresh-from-the-bakery look and it is impressive! I'd love to start my day with these.

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  12. Gorgeous muffins, lovely pics.

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