Banana Buttermilk Pecan Muffin Recipe

I had a couple of very overripe bananas so I set out to find a recipe in which to use them.  I adapted this recipe from a Williams-Sonoma recipe for banana buttermilk muffins.  I substituted brown sugar for the sugar and pecans for the walnuts, and added cinnamon.  The resulting muffins were not too sweet or banana heavy and had a nice crunch due to the pecans.  Even Jaime, who normally does not like bananas, enjoyed these banana nut muffins.

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Inspired by Williams-Sonoma’s Banana Buttermilk Muffins

For 12 muffins, I used the following.

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces

I preheated the convection oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lined 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In a small bowl, I mashed two large bananas with a fork.

In a large mixing bowl I stirred together the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.  In a small mixing bowl I whisked together the buttermilk, mashed banana, oil, egg, and vanilla. I poured the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stirred just until the ingredients were blended.  I spooned the batter into the paper-lined muffin cups and sprinkled pecans over the tops of the muffins.

I baked the muffins for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin came out clean.  I let the muffins cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.

Banana Buttermilk Pecan MuffinsEnjoy!

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Banana Buttermilk Pecan Muffin Recipe — 4 Comments

  1. Marie,
    These sound and look delicious! I love baking with buttermilk. Keeps everything so moist and tasty. Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Thursday last week. I couldn’t do these parties without you. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great week.

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