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Streusel Topped Banana Muffins – mmmmm good!

Streusel Topped Banana Muffins

Have you got overripe bananas sitting on your counter begging to be used? Well . . . I’ve got the perfect moist muffin recipe for you. I always have good intentions when I buy bananas – but lots of times my good intentions don’t pan out and before I know it I’ve got REALLY ripe bananas lookin at me. I can’t bear to throw away a good banana – well, if it’s totally brown, it’s a goner. I found this recipe a while ago and tweaked it a bit for my taste. The great thing about this Streusel Topped Banana Muffin recipe, is that it’s so moist and full bodied that it begs for some add-ins. You could even add some grated carrot, or chopped dates!

Streusel Topped Banana Muffins

The Streusel Topping is an added bonus, but not necessary if you don’t want the extra sugar. I think I’m going to give coconut oil a try as a substitute for the butter, next time I make these muffins. If someone beats me to it, let me know how it turns out.

Streusel Topped Banana Muffins

In the meantime – enjoy these babies. They’re a snap to make. I suggested using a separate bowl to stir the dry ingredients before adding to the creamed banana/sugar mixture, but to be truthful, I just threw the flour and such on top of the wet ingredients. Only one bowl to wash.

Streusel Topped Banana Muffins
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Serves: 12 muffins
A moist and flavorful muffin with many add-in options
Ingredients
  • 4 large very ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Optional add-ins: raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, nuts, grated carrot, crushed pineapple, chopped dates. Use your imagination.
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In mixing bowl beat sugar, butter and egg until creamy. Add the bananas and beat until bananas are mashed. A few small chunks of banana are okay. In another bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add the dry indredients to the sugar/banana mixture and mix slowly just until all the flour is blended in. Overmixing makes for tough muffins.
  3. Stir in any add-ins you prefer.
  4. Spoon mixture into muffin cups or greased muffin pan 3/4 full.
  5. Mix together the streusel ingredients in food processor until crumbly, or mix with fork or pastry blender.
  6. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of streusel mix over each cup of muffin dough.
  7. Bake at 350° for 20 -25 min.

 

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