Sunday, 26 June 2011

Banana Crumb Muffins


To celebrate the beginning of my semester break I decided to bake yesterday afternoon. Okay, I must admit that that was only half of my reason. My best friend had been boasting about his alleged "amazing Nigella Lawson's 'Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake'" he'd baked the day before, so of course I stepped up to the unspoken challenge, ready to trump his cake with my newly discovered muffin recipe - 'Banana Crumb Muffins'! I've shared the link for both recipes in the text above, and here is the full recipe for my delicious muffins - mine definitely trumped his cake :)

Ingredients

Muffin Mix

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted (~80g)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Crumb Topping

1/4 cup white sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
1/8 cup butter, cubed (~30g)
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180'C. Prepare muffin tin with paper liners.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
3. Mash bananas with sugar, egg and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin.
4. In a small bowl, mix together the crumb topping. Liberally sprinkle it over the tops of the muffins while the batter is still raw. (I'm all for the CRUNCH factor :D)
5. Bake for 20-25min (mine took less - keep an eye on them, but you want them golden to caramelize the sugar in the crumb topping mixture), or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool on a wire rack.
6. Lastly, and most importantly, ENJOY!

This has been entered into Lisa's 'Sweets for a Saturday' party! Check out the others' recipes on her blog. Just click this link.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I just love your crumb topping. The idea of caramelizing sounds so good. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-23.html

Jeremy and Samantha said...

wow these recipes sound delicious and since I am allergic to nuts I am always looking for a nut free banana recipe