Monday, May 16, 2011

Yum Muffin Yum!

Muffins in general are delicious and you know you can't go wrong when chocolate is added to it but I think I found a perfect 3 way marriage of ingredients that makes this recipe so super delish and its turned out to become a favorite amongst friends and family.So much so,I had second thoughts about sharing the recipe and maybe call it my very own secret recipe but then it would be selfish of me and what good will it do if I didn't share such goodness.So here it is for all of you to try and enjoy and Yovania,this is especially for you.

Banana nut white chocolate muffins

You'll need:

1 3/4 cups All purpose flour
1/2 cup Stevia or other natural sweeteners like Agave nectar
2 1/2 tbsp Light brown sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) White chocolate chips or chunks
3 large Ripe bananas,mashed well (about 1-1/2 cups)
1/2 cup Crushed almonds
1/2 cup  Unsalted butter , melted and cooled
2 large Eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp pure Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg (preferably fresh grated nutmeg*)
1/3 cup Milk (optional)


 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the middle of the oven. Either line 12 muffin cups with paper liners, or you can butter or spray them with a non stick vegetable spray.It makes a nicer presentation and easier to serve when paper liners are used.

In a large bowl combine the flour,sugars,baking powder,baking soda,salt,white chocolate chips and crushed almonds.This is where my 3 year old comes in handy.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients in the larger bowl with the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky.Add milk if you think the batter looks too dry.Pour and mix gradually so you don't make it too watery.The key is not to over mix the batter. Over mixing the batter will only make tough, rubbery muffins.Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins.You want to fill it till its almost to the top for the muffin top affect. Top batter with either almonds or white chocolate or both. Bake about 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool for five minutes and then remove muffins from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature

The combination of the crunchiness of the almonds incorporated into the batter,the delicious fragrance and flavor of the ripened bananas and the sweetness of the melted white chocolate chips are just a wonderful burst of flavors in your mouth when you take the first bite.My suggestion,serve it warm for the full effect.Those are the 3 ingredients I talked about before.

This is a great recipe to share with friends and family or you could just bake for yourself and eat it all up.Whatever your preference is,enjoy the process and remember that how you feel during the process is how your baking will turn out.So have fun,stay relaxed,enjoy and know that you will be rewarded when you see the smiles on the faces (including your own) of the people you serve.

Our dear friends Luis and Yovania loving the warm muffins

These were gone in a blink
*You can get dried or fresh nutmeg at your local grocery store and if not I know whole foods usually has them.

With love for food and you,


  1. yummyyyyyy, Hey I want some toooooo

  2. Haha sure thing....I'd share some if only I knew who u are

  3. mmmm they sound and look really yummy Renu. Please feel free to visit my blog and become a follower as well.

  4. Yay! Thanks I can't want to try them. I'll keep you posted :)

  5. This is so cute! I love your blog Renu! It's amazing :) I can't wait to try some of your recipes.