Friday, December 7, 2007

Banana Crumb Muffins

I have high hopes and a dose of stupidity. As a mom, I think it's my job to buy food for my family that is healthy and nutritional. And like a dummy, I keep buying bananas, thinking that my kids will suddenly develop a liking to them. Sigh.... They never do. So I'm always searching for tasty recipes that will sneak those bananas into my kids, one way or another. I finally came across a good one. This recipe is so good that everyone kept requesting another muffin long after the last one was gone. That never happens in this family. It also got rave reviews on Allrecipes.com, which is where I snagged it from. Five stars and two thumbs up from everyone!

Banana Crumb Muffins


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 Tablespoons all purpose flour*
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter*

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking power, and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugars, egg and oil. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 4 Tbl. flour, and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until it resembles course cornmeal. Sprinkle over muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


*To make this recipe gluten free/casein free, substitute the regular all purpose flour with gluten free all purpose flour mix:
2 cups white rice flour
2/3 cup potato starch flour
1/3 cup tapioca flour


To substitute butter, I use Smart Balance Light spread, which is gluten and dairy free.


"On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a banana it's just the opposite. Green means hold on, yellow means go ahead, and red means where the hell did you get that banana at..."
-Mitch Hedberg

2 comments:

Ms. Elenaeous said...

I feel your banana pain. I usually get stuck with them after having to buy the mega bunch from Sam's, only to watch them blacken away. This recipe sounds really good, thanks for the tip!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I do the same thing. The only good thing is that they are so cheap at Sam's, it's not as painful an ordeal :)
Thanks for the comment!