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Candied Pecan, Kumara and Banana Muffins by Brett McGregor

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Candied Pecan, Kumara and banana muffins

Brett McGregor



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.