Banana-Macadamia Madeleines

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2 1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 madeleine)


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1 cup mashed ripe banana
1 tablespoon margarine, melted
2 teaspoons dark rum or 1/8 teaspoon imitation rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
3/4 cup sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped
Baking spray with flour
2 tablespoons powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 375°.

Place banana in a food processor; process until smooth. Add margarine, rum, vanilla, and egg whites; process until blended. Combine 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, and add to food processor. Pulse 2 to 3 times or until combined. Add nuts; pulse 2 times or until well-blended.

Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into each of 12 madeleine molds coated with baking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until puffy. Remove from pan immediately; let cool on a wire rack. Repeat procedure with remaining batter. Sift 2 tablespoons powdered sugar over madeleines.

Created date

March 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 53
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 1.6 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 31 mg
Calcium 11 mg