These muffins are, in the words of Marilyn Bush, "healthy, delicious and downright good for you!"

Ingredients

2 c. ripe bananas, mashed 1 tsp baking soda
1 c. sugar 3 Tbs buttermilk
2 eggs ½ tsp vanilla
1 c. melted butter ½ c. chopped pecans or walnuts
2 c. plus 1 Tbs flour  

Preparation

1. In a large mixing bowl, stir bananas, sugar and eggs until creamy and well-mixed.

2. Add flour, soda and butter; stir well.

3. Add buttermilk, then vanilla, then nuts, stirring well after each.

4. Pour into 12-cup muffin pan. Bake in 350° oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 450; Fat: 29g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 260mg; Total Carbohydrates: 46g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars: 23g; Protein: 6g.

Don't miss Marilyn's inspiring story about starting her own bakery (she shares another tasty recipe, too).