Banana Crumb Muffins

I’ve said this before: I really wish I liked bananas. Despite my efforts over the years, I’ve just not been able to become a fan. But, strangely enough, I love to bake with them. So today, I took some well riped fruit and made some loaves. After the house quieted down, I decided to end the evening by making some muffins.

These muffins are large, moist, and visually beautiful. Hope you enjoy them!

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Banana Crumb Muffins
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Regular Size Muffins
Ingredients
Crumble Toping
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Regular Size Muffins
Ingredients
Crumble Toping
Instructions
  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Grease 10 muffin tins or line with muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the bananas, egg, white sugar, and butter.
  4. Add the banana puree to the dry ingredients, mixing well.
  5. Using a 1/3 measuring cup, pour the batter into the 10 muffin tins.
Crumble Toping
  1. For the crumble toping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter. Using a fork, whish until a crumbled mixture. Spoon by the tablespoon full on top of the muffins, liberally.
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Elvis Muffins

True story: I woke up last week with Elvis on my mind. Actually, Elvis’ eating habits, his fondness for Fried Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches. Now, I have no interest in eating, let alone making, such a thing, but it got me thinking about banana muffins. Go figure.

So I started with a banana bread and added peanut butter. It was a colossal failure. It happens. Too many bananas, too little peanut butter, I really screwed up. But after discretely getting rid of the evidence, I went back over my notes, made a few corrections, and nailed it.

For a brief period, I thought about whipping up a marshmallow fluff frosting, but decided that was ridiculous. But hey, if you’re looking to end your days like The King, it might be worth considering.

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Elvis Muffins
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minues
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minues
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and prepare 12 muffin tins, either with baking cups or oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Mash bananas in a second bowl, mixing in peanut butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and egg.
  4. Gradually add the banana puree to the dry ingredient bowl, mixing well.
  5. Add in chocolate chips then scoop by 1/4 cupfulls into muffin tins
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick...you get the idea 🙂
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Cinnamon Pancakes

I have a confession to make. I’m not super dad. I know, I know, shocker, right? Like most parents there are days where I just don’t feel like being in the kitchen. Usually, this is 6-8am. And so I found myself in the frozen food aisle a few weeks ago buying (shudder)…..frozen pancakes. I’m so ashamed. Now, in my mind I tried to absolve myself of feeling guilty, but when I saw the look on my daughter’s face (“was I bad, daddy?”) I knew I couldn’t let this happen again.

And so I tweaked my traditional pancake recipe, then doubled it, making a batch large enough to keep them in pancakes for a while. By freezing them 2-per in sandwich bags, they can be easily microwaved or dropped in the toaster while I slumber.

I’ve included a buttermilk substitute here, because I rarely have it on hand and figure many of you are in the same position. Also, this recipe makes fluffy pancakes, which my kids prefer. I, on the other hand, like mine thin. About another 1/8th cup of milk will do the trick.

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Cinnamon Pancakes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
dozen
Ingredients
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