Streusel Topped Banana Bread Muffins
So good! Make the big banana bread recipe into delicious individual muffins! These are perfect for lunches, or on the run snacking! Let your kids choose the fun muffin liners! They make so many cute ones now! #Bananabreadmuffins #Sonomnom4u #Sonomnom
WARNING: After making this, your house will smell delicious!
We eat bananas often, but don't like them when they are no longer greenish yellow. When our bananas turn, I peel them, food processor them until they are mushy, and pour them into a zipper bag and place it in the freezer. Any time I want to make banana bread, I pull a bag of banana puree out and it simplifies the process so much! #SoNomNom4u #bananabread #vegetarian
2 cups of flour
1-1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP Cinnamon (This is not a typo!! People never write the amount large enough. I do. Trust me, its much better.)
1 TBSP nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
5-6 bananas, ripe and smashed into a puree
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°F
Set rack in the middle.
STREUSEL TOPPING (Below)
1 stick (8 TBSP) Butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
TO MAKE BANANA BREAD Muffins:
In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mix until blended. Set aside.
In a stand alone mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer, add brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. After it is well blended, add melted butter and banana puree and mix completely. Slowly add flour mixture one cup at a time until it is all mixed and well blended.
Place cupcake/muffin liners into each of the muffin tin spaces. Pour batter into greased pan and fill each liner about 3/4 full. Sprinkle streusel topping all over the tops of each muffin.
NOTE: There will be extra batter! MAKE a smaller loaf, or fill two of the same size pans only half way. Batter freezes well, too--you can pour it into a marked zipper bag and freeze until you are ready to bake it! Make sure and save some struesel topping for the other loaf!
Place muffin pan full of banana bread batter into the preheated oven. Make sure oven rack is in the middle position. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes, check it often after 40 minutes. Banana bread muffins will be ready to remove from oven when you insert a toothpick in the highest point and it comes out clean.
NOTE: Ovens vary, pan materials vary and amount of batter in pans vary. Cooking time will vary due to these variances.