Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping

I had three more ripe bananas waiting in the freezer to be made into something.  Banana bread takes a bit longer to cook and I was looking for something we could eat this morning.  I found this recipe in a cookbook and just made a few changes to it to suit my style :)

The ingredients....
 Lined muffin pans
 Mix together the dry ingredients in the first bowl
 Mash up the bananas in a smaller bowl
 Add the sugar, egg, and melted butter and mix.
 Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture.
 Combine together.
 Spoon into muffin pan (I always make a mess with that part.)
 In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, oats, and butter. 
 Cut in the butter until it resembles course meal.
 Top muffins with mixture.
 Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes. I started eying them after 10 minutes because my oven tends to cook faster than most cook times.
 Don't they look yummy
 Remove from muffin pans and let cool on wire rack for a few minutes.  Enjoy warm!!!!

Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping

  • Muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oats (next time I may add a bit more...chopped walnuts would also be good)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Line muffin pans with muffin papers.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mash together bananas then mix together sugar, egg and melted butter. 
  4. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.  Don't over mix. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and oats. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add topping over muffins.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean (mine did shortly after ten minutes).
  7. Enjoy warm!!!