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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

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.
Editor's Note
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise may not be substituted for regular mayonnaise in this recipe.
Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 286 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • wendafrog
    Feb 1, 2012

    Filled the tins with an ice-cream scoop which made them be a good size. Made 11. Using the mayonnaise, made the texture moist, but doughy and not cake-like. Should have not added so many choc. chips, drowned out the banana taste.

  • jrait
    Feb 1, 2011

    These went over very well - I forgot the nuts and everyone still liked them. Didn't take long to disappear!!

  • baking mama
    Jun 30, 2009

    These are soooo good!!! Wow, moist and yummy everytime. I substituted chopped cashews for the walnuts and they just disappeared.