Candied Pecan, Kumara and Banana Muffins by Brett McGregor
Candied Pecan, Kumara and banana muffins
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 cups mashed orange kumara
2/3 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup melted butter
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans, PLUS A FEW EXTRA FOR GARNISH (OPTIONAL)
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 200 c. Grease 2 dozen muffin tray.
In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, allspice and salt.
In large bowl, combine kumara, bananas, butter, eggs and milk; mix well. Add flour mixture and pecans; mix well.
Fill prepared muffins pans two-thirds full. Bake until tops spring back when lightly touched, about 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Optional… place remaining sugar into a large saucepen to caramelise. when rich and golden dip remaining pecans into sugar and set aside to cool. top each muffin with a pecan.