The Great Australian Bake Off

https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/26499/banana-blueberry-and-walnut-muffins

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These banana, blueberry and walnut muffins will have your family going back for seconds.

Ingredients

  • Muffins

  • 440g plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 tsp bicarbonate soda

  • 1 tsp table salt

  • 310g caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 150g unsalted butter, melted

  • 6 bananas

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • Cream cheese frosting

  • 120g cream cheese

  • 60g unsalted butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 1 cup icing mixture

  • Decoration

  • The rind of 1 orange

  • 100g dark chocolate

  • 24 banana chips

  • 24 blueberries

  • 24 walnut halves

Method

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • 2.

    Line two muffin tins (24 muffins) with paper muffin cases.

  • For the muffins:

  • 1.

    Add the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt to a bowl, combine and set aside.

  • 2.

    Add the sugar, egg and melted butter into a mixing bowl.

  • 3.

    Mash the bananas and add them to the same mixing bowl.

  • 4.

    In the mixer, with the whisk attachment, mix until combined and smooth.

  • 5.

    Take mixing bowl off the mixer, and using a rubber spatula; fold the flour mixture until smooth.

  • 6.

    Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cups and cook for 25-30 minutes until the muffins spring back on the touch.

  • 7.

    Remove from oven and cool in the trays for 10-15 minutes, then transfer to wire rack.

  • For cream cheese frosting:

  • 1.

    Add the butter, cream cheese and vanilla essence to the mixer bowl and using the beater attachment, beat until smooth and pale.

  • 2.

    Slowly add the icing sugar until combined and smooth.

  • 3.

    Spoon the icing mixture into a piping bag with a 4D tip.

  • To assemble:

  • 1.

    Pipe a small curl of cream cheese frosting on the centre of the muffin.

  • 2.

    Melt the dark chocolate and dip the banana chips in, covering only half of the chip, set aside and allow chocolate to set.

  • 3.

    Top each muffin with a blueberry, a choc-banana chip and a walnut half.

  • 4.

    Grate some orange rind over the top of the muffins.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (54 servings)

  • Energy 399kj
  • Fat Total 23g
  • Saturated Fat 17g
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 49g
  • Sugar 29g
  • Sodium 75mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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