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Banana muffins

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup honey

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups mashed, very ripe bananas (3 heavy ones should do it)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (you can use whole-wheat flour for up to half of the total quantity)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sliced nuts, almonds or your choice

Makes 12 muffins.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugar and honey, and beat till creamy and light. Add the eggs, one at a time; then thoroughly mix in the bananas.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt and blend thoroughly with a whisk. Adding flour mixture about 1/3 at a time, blend it thoroughly into batter. Fold in nuts.

Coat a 12-muffin tin with pan spray or line it with cupcake papers; spoon batter into muffin tin, filling nearly to the top. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven until fully risen and golden brown, about 30 minutes.