I am a poet, I am very fond of bananas.
I am bananas, I am very fond of a poet.
I am a poet of bananas. I am very fond.
A fond poet of ‘I am, I am’ – Very bananas.
Fond of Am I bananas? Am I? – a very poet.
Bananas of a poet! Am I fond? Am I very?
Poet bananas! I am. I am fond of a ‘very’.
I am of very fond bananas. Am I a poet?
– Wendy Cope
The weekend was a blur of unproductive yet entertaining activities. When I woke this morning, I saw a bunch of bananas perfectly dressed in their yellow jackets on the kitchen counter screaming ‘eat me’. Torrential rain for 12 straight hours made it the sort of day you want to call in sick at work, watch movies and indulge in some RnR. While it seems to be a bad day to get out of the house, fumbling to protect your bag and keep your laptop dry while commuting to work, it sure seems to be the perfect day to bake.
One such indulgent treat that I offer today is Banana Streusel Muffins. The combination of perfectly ripened bananas and a thick layer of streusel. The streusel adds a wonderful crunch before you actually sink your teeth into the tender muffin. I simply love the addition of streusel to muffins, coffeecakes, bars, et al.
I’d like to welcome Nelly, author of cooking with books, a pastry chef and bread baker who’s joining me in the kitchen this week for Muffin Monday and spreading the muffin love. Nelly is a graduate from Culinary Institute of America, currently residing in Santo Domingo. She has adapted this recipe and incorporated delicious flavors including coconut oil and chocolate chips. Click here to view her post.
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 large bananas, mashed (reserve 1 tbsp for crumb topping)
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp reserved mashed bananas
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line with paper cups a 12 hole muffin tin
- For the crumb mixture: In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tbsps of mashed bananas and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
- In a large bowl, mix together 1½ 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 and mix until incorporated.
- Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups and distribute the crumb mixture evenly.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
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24 Responses to Muffin Monday: Banana Streusel Muffins
Oh, yours look gorgeous! I should’ve left that crumble as is, it looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe with me, this was so fun to do!
Hey are you sure Nellie didn’t bribe you!!she is bananas over bananas!! lol You two are the bestest girlies and am so happy to see you cooperate on your brilliant muffin Mondays!! geat post An and yeah Streusel!!
I’m with you. I love streusel on muffins, loaves, coffee cakes, etc. Those really look awesome. yay to you and Nelly =)
I adore Nelly, and so excited to enjoy your beautiful blog:-) The muffins look soooo good! I wish I could reach through my screen and grab one;-) Love the addition of coconut oil, it would give the muffins such a beautiful flavor.
Take care, Terra
Thank you for stopping by Terra. The coconut oil is a great addition. :)
Sweets are finally growing on me ;-) and I cannot wait to bake my first muffins. I love bananas, so a muffin or two will be a welcome treat. Coffee or tea would be fabulous!
Thanks for sharing and I love the collaboration!
Holy cow you’ve done it again!! These look SO good !!
i love the streusel on top!! banana muffins are my favorite :D i want to try veganizing this recipe!
Thanks Junia! I hope you will try it and share the recipe.
Looks like there is new muffin queen in town! :-) Great recipe An!
My love for Banana continue……….:-) Love you Nella and An! Great going,
i love bananas !! muffin monday sounds great :D good going you two
Saw this on Facebook just now while having latte, they look so good I headed downstairs to make them. Only one banana left..ugh. I will be making these and I am sure my kids will like them as well.
Oh no .. I hope you do make them. They go perfectly with your morning coffee. Let me know how they turn out.
Bananas and a crumb topping?? You can’t go wrong!!
Happy Muffin Monday!!
These look so tasty-the pics really do those muffins some justice. I am sure they are good-I like bananas in baked goods. Simply delicious-buzz.
Oh yum, I love a streusel topping on muffins. These sound fabulous!
They look so fantastic! Also the pics are gorgeous. Glad to find your blog, u have a beautiful space :)
Awesome. i love bananas .. i just stumbled on your site through twitter and i have to say i love it.
I just happened upon your blog. I absolutely love reading your posts.
Scrummmmy banana idea. Im going to make it rightaway! Thanks for a top idea.
Wow, these were delicious, just one little thing to add. If your bananas are overripe do not add any to your crumble topping. It becomes a gooey mess that’s far from crumbly…
Thanks Jo! Glad they turned out well for you :)