Nutty Banana Jam Muffins

From: (Mostly Harmless)
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1993 00:45:22 GMT

1 1/4 cups ground walnuts		2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups sugar			1 1/2 tap. ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, softened		1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 extra-ripe medium bananas, peeled	1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg					1 ripe small banana, peeled
2 cups flour				3 Tbsp. raspberry jam

Line 18  2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper liners.

In shallow dish, combine 3/4 cup walnuts and 1/2 cup sugar; set aside.

In large bowl, beat remaining 1/2 cup nuts with remaining 1 cup sugar and 
butter until light and fluffy.  Puree 2 medium bananas in blender (1 cup).  
Beat pureed bananas and egg into sugar-butter mixture. 

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, netmeg, and salt.

Beat dry ingredients into banana mixture until well mixed.

Mash small banana in a small bowl; stir in raspberry jam.  

For each muffin, roll 1 heaping tablespoon dough in walnut-sugar mixture 
to coat.  Place in lined muffin cup.  Make a dimple in the center of dough
with back of spoon.  Spoon 1 teaspoon jam mixture into center.  Roll 1
more heaping tablespoon od dough in walnut-sugar mixture.  Drop over jam

Bake in 400 F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in
center comes out clean.  Cool slightly on pan; cool slightly on wire rack.
Serve warm.


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