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Banana Split Muffins

 Banana Split Muffins
In Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Elaine Anderson and daughter Elizabeth pack all the goodies that kids love in a banana split into moist muffins. "Elizabeth likes to help measure and mix everything together. Her favorite part is adding the cherries at the end," Elaine notes.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 maraschino cherries, halves

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts, baking
  • soda and salt. In another bowl, combine bananas and mayonnaise. Stir
  • into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or
  • paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Press a cherry half, cut side down, into the top of reach
  • muffin. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 286 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 353 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.