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Banana Muffins With Sour Cream and Toasted Almonds

Updated on April 10, 2015

The Origin of Banana Sour Cream and Almond Muffins

I almost always have overripe bananas and when that happens, if I'm not ready to do anything with them just yet, I mash them and put them in freezer tight containers and mark them for later use. Well I needed something to go with coffee tonight, because that is a custom my husband and I have ever since we were married; coffee and dessert in the evening.

So I took out the mashed bananas I had in the freezer and didn't want to make the same old banana muffins (although they are good) so I wanted to chang the recipe. I was thinking about what other flavors would compliment bananas and thought of sour cream and almonds, so that is how I came up with this recipe.

Muffins are great because they take no time at all to make and are good for any time and last several days on your counter, wrapped, of course. Hope you enjoy them. Bon Appetit !

The Benefits of Bananas and Almonds

  • Both bananas and almonds have a few similar benefits which include: lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attack.
  • Also they lower the rise in blood sugar and insulin after meals.
  • Bananas also are high in potassium and low in salt
  • Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps buy eating a banana a day
  • Improve you mood and reduce PMS symptoms; among a number of other benefits
  • Almonds help lower 'bad' cholesterol
  • Protect artery walls from damage
  • Help build strong bones and teeth
  • Provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss
  • Nourish the nervous system and help increase high intellectual level and longevity; among other benefits also.

Photos of Banana Muffins with Sour Cream and Almonds

Muffins read to eat
Muffins read to eat | Source
Baked muffins
Baked muffins | Source
Almonds lightly toasted
Almonds lightly toasted | Source
Dry ingredients
Dry ingredients | Source
Wet ingredients
Wet ingredients | Source
Muffins before baked showing almonds on top
Muffins before baked showing almonds on top | Source

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5 stars from 3 ratings of Banana Muffins W/Sour Cream and Almonds
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 15 or 16 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup almonds, sliced and lightly toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tins with non-stick spray or baking spray
  2. Toast the almonds in a small dry pan at medium heat just until lightly toasted, they will toast more in the oven. Toss them occasionally.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  4. Combine the bananas, sugar, egg, melted butter, sour cream and both extracts in another bowl.
  5. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients just until all is blended. Don't over mix, muffins have a different texture then cup cakes.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins and top with the toasted almonds. Bake for 20 or 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Peachy, Thanks for visiting. Yes, you could use plain or vanilla yogurt or think applesauce would even do. It's meant to keep them moist. If it's the taste of sour cream you don't like, you really don't taste it, but try the other two alternatives.

      Blessings to you.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      any way to replace the sour cream?

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you so much, Mike. I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Uzochukw Mike 2 years ago from Oba

      Hi Rachel, your teaching is very great. Shared and voted up.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Cornilia, Bananas make muffins or cakes so moist, plus you get the health benefits from them. Thanks again for visiting,

      Blessings to you.

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Yummy and awesome, love bananas but have never tried to prepare something from them. It's a high time to start :)

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Susan, I'm always happy to see you stop by. Thanks for the vote.

      Blessings to you.

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Wow... These looks so yummy. I just can't wait to try them. Thanks Rachel for sharing this. Voted up and awesome.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks, Alicia for visiting and for the comment. I appreciate it.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Muffins are my favourite thing to bake. Your recipe sounds great. I love the idea of combining banana with sour cream.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks Peggy, What a nice comment for my hub. It is especially encouraging when I make up the recipe myself They are very moist too.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks again, Pat. You are so kind and thoughtful with your comments.

      Blessings to you.

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      Chris Mills 3 years ago from Missoula, Montana at least until August 2018

      I'll definitely try this. Thanks.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a delightful sight to greet me this morning when I opened HubPages! I have often added mashed banana to my bran muffins but would never have come up with this combination. They look and sound great. Gave it 5 stars, up votes and will pin to my cakes and sweet breads board for future reference. Thanks! Will also share!

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      These sound like a delightful little muffin. I have had banana muffins and banana bread many times but without almonds. And I do adore almonds.

      So I, of course, am pinning this so that I can refer to it later. YUM...

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

      Voted up and shared

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Jackie, Thanks again for the great comment and for visiting. Your comments are always appreciated.

      Blessings to you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Looks and sounds delicious; I only have a couple of bananas for cereal or I would make it tonight; but I will real soon and thanks for the idea of freezing overripe bananas! ^+

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Missy, thanks for the reply. They are easy to make too. I'm sure you'll like them.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Marinda, Yes, there will be some. It's only daddy and me here. Thanks for commenting.

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      Missy 3 years ago

      I can't wait to try these!

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      Marinda Seiwell 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      They do look really good ! You should save some for Sat when we come over :)

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thanks again Poetryman, you are always so faithful and I really appreciate it. Thanks for the vote.

      Blessings to you.

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      Rachel L Alba 3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Thelma for visiting and for the nice comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      poetryman6969 3 years ago

      You make beautiful food. Voted up!

      I like the word toasted.

      Bananas and bread--it's a good thing.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Yay! I'm the first to comment. Yummy! I have to try this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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