I got this recipe off the Gold Metal flour bag. I must say, the kids and family were skeptical when I told them it was made with Buttermilk. Yet it is by far the moistest, flavorful banana nut muffins I ever made. The texture was perfect and the flavor was just amazing. I actually use this recipe all the time now. Its a 2 loaf recipe but I make muffins and 1 loaf with it.
You will need 2 bowls, one for dry and one to mix everything in. Depending on if your making loafs or muffin pans grease just the bottom of pans, cooking spray works just fine. Muffin pans, I use the muffin liners.
This is a 2 loaf recipe. I make one loaf and 6 large muffins (I have a large muffin pan) so how many muffins you get depends on the size of your pans and how full you fill your muffin pan
First mix all dry ingredients together. I sift mine all together to incorporate them well but you do not have to sift.
In second bowl the bigger one that you can use a mixer in first beat softened butter and sugar together till almost creamy
Next, add eggs one at a time. Then add buttermilk, then mashed bananas and vanilla... beat with mixer till creamy on medium speed. Add in 3/4 cup of walnuts walnuts.
Slowly beat in the flour mixture till you get half of it incorporated. Then you will need to stir in the rest of flour.
Split the batter between two loaf pans or 3/4 way full in muffin pan. Sprinkle remainder walnuts on top of batter after it is in pans then place in oven
I put my pans on a cookie sheet. When I bake these. I believe it keeps my bread and muffins from browning to fast on bottom.
Now depending on what your making will make a difference in how long they will be in the oven. The muffins take about 20-25 minutes no longer. Bread loaves take 40-45 minutes. The recipe calls for alot longer and we found that it just dried them out. I also find that it depends on the oven and wether your using gas or electric. Check it and use toothpick in center for doneness. As long as the toothpick comes out with no batter on it, its done. I have a great gas oven and stove . I have tweaked this to my preference after we got our new stove. Please enjoy this is really a great recipe. For me, I have enjoyed watching my family gobble them up and baking this for them for years.