Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Orange Spice Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Sorry, no TWD today as I am in New York. Instead, I am posting these muffins I made the week before I left.

This banana bread is spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and has orange zest strewn through the batter. Beneath its shiny, crispy, caramellized crust is a moist and tender muffin bursting with flavor. It is a refreshing change from the classic recipe without being too deviant. While baking this bread your home will be filled with an amazingly fragrant aroma and if you are like me, you will be hovering around the oven waiting for it to be done so you can have a taste.

Orange Spice Whole Wheat Banana Bread
6 muffins | adapted from Baking Illustrated

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp orange zest
3 very ripe bananas, mashed (1 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup sour cream
2 eggs
6 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (optional - I left them out)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 6-9 cups of a muffin tin (depending on the size of your muffin tin).

2. Combine flours, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and zest.

3. In a large separate bowl combine banans, sour cream, eggs, butter and vanilla. Whisk together until fully combined.

4. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared muffin pan and bake for approx 55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


Carolyn said...

I love banana everything. Thanks so much for posting even while on vacay!

Cindy said...

These look yummy. They are full of flavors i love. Thanks, I'll make them soon. Have a great trip!

Nicole said...

Looks good! I'm not that big of banana fan but I don't mind them in bread and muffins.

Flourchild said...

Have a fun trip to NYC! Is it for work or fun?
I love the look and sound of these muffins! I love baking with ww flour. I will have to make these asap!
Happy Fall Baking!!

Clivia said...

This sounds like a delicious recipe. Enjoy your trip to the Big Apple!

Anonymous said...

Tia- Thanks so much for your kind words, and for encouraging me in these blogging endeavors! It means a lot, esp. since I just started out. :)
I am so inspired by your blog, too! You've been so dedicated; keep the awesome posts coming!

Cakelaw said...

These muffins look and sound delicious. Have a great time in New York!

Rachel said...

these look delicious and healthy! hope you're enjoying my city!

Unknown said...

Thanks for going to NY with me!

Tia said...

flourchild - trip is purely for fun, although i wish i would get sent places for work!

rachel - i am LOVING your city!