Bourbon Banana Walnut Muffins

  • 1 ⅓ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 ⅓ tablespoons butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.

Whisk the dry ingredients (flour through baking powder) together in a medium bowl; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together using a stand mixer or mixing spoon until it’s light in color and texture. Mix in the flour mixture until well blended. Gradually beat in the eggs.

Fold in the mashed bananas, walnuts, and bourbon. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the paper muffin liners ¾ full. Bake at 350° F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 – 10 minutes before removing them to cool completely.

  • Yields: 12 muffins
  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes