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Our Favorite Banana Nut Muffins

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To sour milk, combine 1 tablespoon vinegar with 1/2 cup milk and let stand 5 minutes.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup walnuts

Instructions

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, eggs and bananas. Beat 2 minutes on low speed; add sour milk and vanilla. Beat 2 more minutes. Add walnuts. Bake in 2 well-greased and floured loaf pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Donna Whiting, East Moline



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