Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banana Muffins…with a little extra something

Have you ever kept putting your over ripe bananas in the freezer and then one day realize you’ve got more bananas than anything else in there.  Well today was that day.


I love banana bread but have a history of unusual baking experiences.  When I first started making it, it would come out so white.  I mean it tasted good but I could never get the flecks of brown that make it very distinguishable from other breads.  For years it was like this.  I tried everything from black bananas, to applesauce, to trying several different recipes.  Then one day it happened, I got the flecks.  There’s no rhyme or reason, it just happened.

Back to today, I had about 6 bananas in the freezer, it’s a cold weekend morning, my father-in-law is visiting and what the hell!

I didn’t want to use oil and didn’t have softened butter and I wanted muffins now!  So I decided I’d try a different recipe and I took a spin on Google and found this one:

Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins adapted from


  • 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 butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare muffin tins. I got 12.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. It’s very thick. Using a medium ice-cream scoop, scoop into muffin tins.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


Well these were a huge success!  The crumb really does make the muffin a little something extra.  So when you find yourself with too many bananas in the freezer, try this little recipe.  You won’t be disappointed!

I also finished one of this years Halloween costumes, here’s Rowan the Baby Jaguar:


Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Monday Dessert Party
Muffin Monday
The Kurtz Korner
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop


  1. Yummy! I love the crumble topping. And that costume is SO cute!

  2. She is so cute and you did a great job on the costume, Karen. The crumble topping is nice. Thank you for sharing your post at Joy of Desserts. :-)

  3. These look so yummy and your daughter looks adorable in her new halloween costume! Awesome job Karen!

  4. Looks awesome perfect. your princess looks cute. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  5. What great muffins, and I love your tiger! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul.