Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Banana Crumb Muffins

Let me tell you... these look and smell amazing. Since I am sending them to work with John for his work meeting I didn't want to eat one of the 12 muffins so I didn't try them! I am anxiously awaiting reviews tomorrow but I can tell you based on sight/scent these are a winner. I got this recipe from Cathy, who ironically posts on the same cooking forum as I do AND works with John! What a small world. She told me these were a hit with her team and I decided to give them a shot. It will be a miracle if John makes it to work with 12 muffins tomorrow instead of 11... I think one of these bad boys is calling my name!

For the muffins:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bananas, mashed
4 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten

For the crumb topping:
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).
2. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
3. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
4. In another bowl, beat together bananas, applesauce, sugar, egg and melted butter.
5. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Using and ice cream scoop, scoop batter into prepared muffin cups and fill 3/4 full.
6. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle heaping teaspoonfuls of the topping over muffins.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


  1. Haha, I know what you mean about wanting to take a full dozen muffins (or cupcakes.) I usually eat one anyway and figure no one is really going to count to see if there are a full 12, haha. Or, sometimes if I have some extra batter I'll break out the mini-muffin pan and make myself one (or a few) to test.

  2. Muffin tops are my fave part of a muffin and these especially look delicious!

  3. Good job babe. The team loved the muffins. Everyone said they were delicious and told me to tell you what a good job you did.

    I loved these muffins.

  4. Mmmm tasty. If it weren't for those darn New Year's resolutions, I would have eaten many more.

  5. These rocked!!! If you and Cathy ever want to have a bake-off, I'd love to be one the judges. :)

    Thanks for making these!


  6. Hi Stephanie,

    I had the pleasure of tasting these delicious muffins today!SOOOO good!!! Thank you so much, you have quite a reputation around here--everything is always so tasty I always look forward to John's/Your breakfast week.

    Thanks again! :)

  7. these were great! It was a big hit too!