Saturday, June 29, 2013

Banana Macadamia nut muffins

We got some fun gifts from Hawaii this week! 

My daughter came back from Hawaii and brought my hubs and I some yummy Macadamia nuts! I love them in cookies and stuff. So I wanted to use them in some kind of muffin or bread. Doesn't this look good? Well it IS!

Banana Macadamia Nut's delicious!
 I looked around the kitchen and I had some bananas, some were overripe too! So this is what I came up with. I mixed up a couple of recipes I liked because I wanted this to be rich and dense, fruity bread.

Most of my bananas looked worse than these, but those dark, spotty ones make the best banana bread! Don't throw them out! 

 I hate it when my banana bread is dry. With the added applesauce and all that banana and egg it makes it really rich and yummy. I did NOT take a picture of my yucky brown bananas. But it is a GREAT way to use them up.

So I made this yummy Banana Macadamia Nut Bread with the Mouna Loa Macadamia Nuts!

Ingredients are all in my pantry, that's the kind of recipe I EASY ONE!! 
Here I added walnuts AND Macadamia Nuts from Hawaii to the mix....we love nutty breads! 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1  teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4  cups white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar 
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/4 cups mashed overripe bananas
2 eggs, beaten
1/2  teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Mix up dry ingredients and set aside. Then in a mixing bowl, add wet ingredients scraping sides. Then add dry mixture. Finally add nuts. (You can add 3/4 cup chocolate chips to the mix for a fun variation). Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes. It is done when top is browned and a few cracks show in the middle. 

It was DEEElish. My son Devin is home for a visit from Chicago and he and Caitlin liked it a lot. Well, we liked holding little baby Lena a LOT!

Here is Little Miss Lena! She smiles non-stop 24/7 

We took her to Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight and she sat smiling for over an hour in the high chair.
What more could you ask of a 6 month old? Not a thing! 

These 2 girls love their Uncle Devin a LOT! He plays chase through the house with them.  

Of course they had to do a silly picture too!

Yummy Banana Macadamia Nut Bread


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