Monday, February 25, 2013

Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

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I actually hate bananas.  I guess hate is a strong word, but I dislike them a lot.  If you've ever seen me try to eat a banana, you will see a very disgusted face if it's a plain banana.  A semi-disgusted face if I can smear peanut butter all over it.  peanut butter makes everything better.  Now that I'm thinking about it, I guess I should have made peanut butter banana muffins.  I guess that will be next on my to do list when I have overly ripened bananas.

Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

For the batter:
- 1-1/2 C. flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 small ripened bananas (or 3 large ripened bananas)
- 3/4 C. white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 C. vegetable oil
- 3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 C. walnuts (optional)

For the topping:
- 2/3 C. brown sugar
- 4 TBSP flour
- 1/4 tsp. Ground cinnamon
- 2 TBSP Butter

~ 16-18 muffins (or 12 giant ones like I did, oops!)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (or 190 degrees C)
2. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin tins and another with 6 (or grease muffin pan)
3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt 
4. In another large bowl, mix together banana, white sugar, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla (and optional nuts)
5. Mix the banana mixture into flour mixture
6. Spoon batter into muffin cups (tin should be 2/3 full)
7. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour and ground cinnamon for the topping.  Cut in the butter. Sprinkle and press lightly over the tops of the muffins.
8. Bake 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


  1. Lol, I love them instead!:) They look very tasty!! xo

  2. I can't eat bananas, either! But I can eat them in baked goods and small amounts in smoothies... weird, right?

  3. I've got ripe bananas waiting for a recipe like this! I make banana bread usually once a week. I will have to try these.

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  4. Oh my goodness these look SO good! I'm a sucker for banana muffins!

    Sorry I'm so late on commenting. Thanks for linking up for Monday Morning Gossip!!

  5. They look delicious if that's any consolation, I'm sure the cinnamon would have partially hid the banana taste for you :-)

    Vanessa x

  6. YUMMMY!!! These look super delicious!!


  7. god these sound delicious. i love anything with streusel on top

  8. These look so delicious, I can't wait to try them!

    xo jen

  9. I don't really like bananas that much either! But this actually looks good! I think it might be the streusel on top! I might have to try this!
    Jeans and a Teacup


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