Friday, September 17, 2010

Banana-Praline Muffins

My daughter, Savannah discovered a joy of baking over the Summer (must have been all those yummy cupcake and baking shows we were watching!).  I searched through my recipes and found this one that I hadn't tried before.  Delicious!  These muffins don't have a strong banana flavor so I think most people will enjoy them.  If you REALLY love pralines, try doubling the praline filling (I haven't tried it yet).  I don't remember what magazine I clipped this recipe from but it was submitted by Coley L. Bailey of Coffeeville, Mississippi:

Banana-Praline Muffins
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon light sour cream
3 small ripe bananas
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups pancake mix (we used Bisquick)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Vegetable cooking spray

Stir together pecans, brown sugar, and sour cream.  Set aside.
Mash bananas in a medium bowl: add egg and next 3 ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Place paper baking cups in muffin pans, and coat cups with vegetable cooking spray.
Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling three-fourths full.  Carefully spoon pecan mixture evenly in center of each muffin.
Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.  Remove from pans immediately, and cool on wire racks.

Note:  You can freeze muffins, if desired.  To reheat, microwave at HIGH for 1 minute.  

Makes 1 dozen
Calories per serving:  181, Fat 2.6 grams (not too bad!)

I always heat my muffin in the microwave (for a few seconds) and add a dab of real butter to my muffins before I eat them...yummy!  BTW, the muffin is shown on my new dishes that I bought from Wal-Mart!  They are Better Homes & Gardens, see them here.  Ask my husband how much I love those dishes, LOL!

Have a fabulous weekend!


Unknown said...

Good to see you again!!!
the muffins look awesome! I just posted pumpkin muffins-it must be in the air.
and your dishes??? FABULOUS. Love them!

Amy Sutter said...

YUM! I am drooling over here, lol! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, i am such a random blogger,lol! hope you are well! xxoo

Couture Carrie said...

How delicious, darling!
Thanks for the recipe!


Curtains In My Tree said...

I just found you over on Chez FIFI site just love her. Anyway I love coco Chanel also I see you do. Wouldn't it be just devine to attend a show like you posted. In my dreams.
I did find a vintage COCO suit at an estate sale and I bought it for a friend at the time and she never wore it.
I am going to ask if she still has it. It was pink, loved it, too small for me that is why I gave it to Sherry darling.


rochambeau said...

Hi Julie,
Your muffins sound very delish!
Maybe one day we will meet in Texas and do some treasure hunting!
Are you making Halloween costumes for your kids?

Julie L. Light said...

Hi Constance,
Yes, it would be a blast to shop together for goodies!
Sadly, my kids are grown up now but my daughter is still going to dress up for Halloween. I may dress up when I hand out candy to the trick or treaters!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fabulous recipe! I am part Texan (my Dad is a Texan) and love anything praline, and anything with bananas! Thanks! Thanks!