Now, after reading such a strong argument in favor of sifting, why not reach up on your shelf and find your cutest muffin liners,
and gather the ingredients together to make these easy and delicious banana nut muffins. I'll leave the sifting choice up to you.
Banana Nut Muffins
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups mashed, ripe bananas
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in mashed bananas. Add dry ingredients all at once, stirring just enough to moisten. Gently stir in nuts. Spoon into greased (or lined) muffin tins, filling 2/3 full. Bake in 350 deg. oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Makes 15-18 muffins.