Jumbo Banana Nut Muffins

These muffins are intended to be mega – size, and appealing to those who want more. The muffins are nutritiously delicious, so you needn’t feel badly about eating the whole thing. However, you can make 12 muffins with this recipe instead of 9 mega (jumbo) muffins.

Over-ripe bananas are good to use to make these muffins so that you can cut down on the amount of sugar you use.  Don’t throw out your over ripe bananas, there are many other ways to get their healing goodness.

Bananas work well in almost any recipe. In the Caribbean countries, bananas are staples in everyday recipes. As an example, I eat boiled green bananas, with fish, meat and chicken; I use it to make casseroles, eat it as a ready to go snack, add it to baked items to supplement for sugar reduction, and more.

Best of all, this is one of my favorite foods I plant in my home garden that gives me abundant yearly yields.

Nutrition/Health Tip about BananasBunch of banana from my garden (4)

Bananas have a “bunch” of potassium and can help:

  • Decrease risk of stroke
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Relieve heartburn
  • Prevent ulcers
  • Speed recovery from diarrhea by replenishing electrolytes

Many studies show that people who eat foods rich in potassium have a significantly lower risk of high blood pressure and related diseases like heart attack and stroke.

More research needs to be done, but bananas may replace antacids in your medicine cabinet. It may be effective in quelling the inner flames of heartburn and indigestion and seem to act as a natural antacid.

Bananas restore balance especially when you have a bout of diarrhea, and you have to replenish all the vital fluids and nutrients that diarrhea depletes. A banana is just the right food to do it. Bananas contain some pectin, a soluble fiber that acts like a sponge in the digestive tract, absorbing fluids and help to keep diarrhea in check.

Most importantly, “bananas are a very good source of electrolytes, like potassium, which you lose when you become dehydrated,” attests Dr. Ruderman, Florida Gastroenterologist. He explained that electrolytes are minerals turned into electrically charged particles in the body, helping to control almost everything that happens inside, from muscle contractions and fluid balance to the beating of the heart.

Jumbo Banana Nut Muffins
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Servings
9 or 12 muffins
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings
9 or 12 muffins
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Jumbo Banana Nut Muffins
Print Recipe
Servings
9 or 12 muffins
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings
9 or 12 muffins
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: muffins
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12 count or 9 count muffin tins or (lined with muffin cup liners).
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flours, baking powders, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In another bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beating in eggs.
  4. Stir in banana, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Add dry ingredients and stir just to combine; stir in walnuts.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups; bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center of one muffin comes out clean.
  7. Remove muffin tin(s) to wire racks. Cool 5 minutes before removing muffins from cups; finish cooling on rack.
Recipe Notes

Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature. These muffins also freeze well.

 

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