Banana-Walnut Muffins

    A close-up of a pan of banana-walnut muffinsHomemade muffins provide a smarter portion size than commercial options, but low-fat versions often yield dry and tasteless results. But not in this recipe! Healthier fats keep these muffins moist, light and just as delicious, with fruit and nuts.

    The result? Less calories, less sugar, more fiber…and 100% great taste!

    Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    Cook Time: 20 Minutes
    Servings: 8 Muffins

    Ingredients

    1½ c all-purpose flour
    1/2 c brown sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 c mashed ripe banana (2-3 bananas)
    1 lg egg
    1/4 c 50/50 butter blend spread (we used Smart Balance), melted
    1/4 c 1% buttermilk
    3 tbsp canola oil
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1/3 c + 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, divided

    Directions

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 8 cups of a standard-size muffin pan with cooking spray.

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