Banana, Coffee & Walnut Muffins Recipe | Abel & Cole

Banana, Coffee & Walnut Muffins

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Serves8-12 people
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Banana, Coffee & Walnut Muffins

Banana bread meets coffee and walnut cake in these irresistible vegan muffins. Soft and squidgy, they make a brilliant breakfast or teatime treat.

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  • 4 large or 6 smaller ripe bananas
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk
  • 6 tbsp sugar (any kind)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 150ml (or 8 tbsp) freshly brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g wholegrain wheat, spelt or rye flour
  • A large handful of walnut halves, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp date or maple syrup (optional)

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 20 mins

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1. Warm your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Lightly oil a muffin tin, or use paper liners. This mix should make 8 deep muffins or 12 smaller muffins.
2. Mash the banana into a fairly smooth purée. Whip the coconut milk into it. Beat in the sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and coffee.
3. Sprinkle the baking powder and bicarbonate of soda over the mix and a pinch of salt over the mixture and mix them in. Add the flour and gently fold it through using a large spoon or spatula till it's just incorporated. Fold in half the chopped walnuts.
4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling the cases/tins right to the top. Dot the tops with walnuts. Tap the muffin tin down a few times on the countertop – this prevents the raising agents from working before they’re supposed to.
5. Bake for 20 mins, or till golden on top and cooked through in the centre. Pierce a small knife or toothpick through the centre of a muffin to test – . Remove the muffins from the tin to cool for 10 mins before eating. For added flavour you can drizzle a little date or maple syrup over the top.
6. Eat & Keep
These muffins are best eaten within 1-2 days of baking.
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