Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bacon Peanut Butter Banana Browned Butter Muffins

About a week ago I made Jack The Elvis Presley Sandwich and it got me to thinking a different dish with these ingredients.

Bacon. Peanut Butter. Banana.

The other day I made muffins with browned butter and decided to alter the muffin recipe and add The Elvis Presley ingredients to the muffins and alter recipe a bit.

I decided on mini muffins because I wanted to share these with friends and family to try one of my new concoctions. 

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 large eggs
5 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, melted and browned
6 slices cooked bacon, minced

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

To brown butter, Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Keep an eye on the butter.  Melt and cook down the butter until little brown bits appear in the pan.  The crackling will subside and butter will begin to brown fairly quickly after that.  Keep a close eye.  Remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, combine bananas, eggs, peanut butter and sugar over medium speed until smooth. Slowly add browned butter and beat until batter is well combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add flour mixture to the banana mixture 1/4 cup at a time on low speed.  Fold in bacon.

For mini muffins, measure 1 tablespoon of batter into each muffin cup.

For regular muffins, measure 1/4 cup of batter into each muffin cup.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.