Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Best Banana Muffins - Ever!

Pin It
No one in my family can understand why I get so excited about over-ripe bananas! They're black & smelly and feel really gross! But hey - if you tried these muffins, you would be excited too! Believe me! This is the best banana muffin recipe I have tried.

They are sooooooo good & incredibly easy to make too! The crunchy streusel topping really takes it to another level.

I dedicate these muffins to the batch that burned & died so valiantly last week.

Banana Muffins w/ Oatmeal Streusel Topping

1.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp salt
1.5 cups mashed banana (about 3 large/4 medium bananas)
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter or neutral flavored oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Oatmeal Streusel Topping
1/3 cup soft brown sugar
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cold butter
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/8 tsp cinnamon

1. Line a 12-muffin capacity muffin tray with paper liners. Preheat oven to 180.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & oats. Stir well until combined.
3. In medium bowl, mix together the banana, egg, butter/oil, sugar and vanilla.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & stir until combined thoroughly. Do not over mix.
5. Spoon into lined muffin tray making sure you don't over-fill. Top each muffin with a generous helping of the streusel mix.
6. Bake about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

Streusel Topping
1. In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, oats and cinnamon together well.
2. Add the cold butter and using the tips of your fingers, mix together well till the mixture resembles crumbs. Do not over mix.

See! I told you it was easy! It is so ridiculously simple that even a child can make it.

It is a great recipe and always turns out well. Unless you burn it, of course!
Pin It


Mary @Delightful Bitefuls said...

YUM!!! This sure includes ALL of my favorite things!! Looks fab!

Mary xx
Delightful Bitefuls

Unknown said...

Thank you for the kind words. I assure you the cake isn't difficult at all. Especially if the hubby can do it, lol. Welcome to the blogging world. Count me in as a follower and friend.

Unknown said...

btw...I love overipe bananas!! They make the best cakes and smoothies..

The Harried Cook said...

Thank you both for your kind comments :)

Clover said...

Yummy! I have a very similar recipe for banana muffins with a streusal topping that my dad said was "unbelievably good" and i'm sure if he tried yours he would think it was "unbelievably GREAT"!

The Harried Cook said...

:) i'm sure yours are 'unbelievably great' too! all the stuff you make usually is!

Post a Comment

Real Time Web Analytics