In the process of having my SITS day, I found a new blog, Irresistible Icing, and I managed to win a giveaway Mimi hosted there, so I've got an awesome new cookbook coming my way. Make sure to visit Mimi, she's got a beautiful blog full of fashion, trying to watch her weight, and good old fashioned girlie fun! I was so excited to hear I won her cookbook giveaway! Talk about a jackpot - a new cookbook and a SITS day? Wow, it doesn't get much better than this for me!
When I started thinking about what to post next, I was honestly shocked that I hadn't already posted this particular recipe, since it's been around my kitchen for quite a long time - before I even started this blog! It was actually one of Toddler's very first favorite foods, back when he was not even 1 yet. I was obsessed with trying to make healthy "treats" for him, and fiddled with my mother's old banana muffin recipe to make it a little more healthy, little being the operative word. I've never been a huge fan of banana bread of banana muffins, even I like these...especially if you heat them up in the microwave for 10 seconds. These muffins also freeze beautifully. To defrost, just stick them in the microwave for about 10 seconds at a time until thawed nicely. This recipe makes 24 muffins, but you certainly can half the recipe and make just 12 if you like.
He's convinced they're blueberry muffins. He's also convinced that he can open the clubhouse door on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so much so that he tries to reach through the TV to open it. Oh well. At least he loves eating the muffins!
Banana Crumb MuffinsPrinter-friendly recipe
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, softened
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place muffin papers into 2 muffin tins, or thoroughly grease all 24 muffin cups.
2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients - flours, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, mash your bananas with a fork, and then use a mixer (hand or stand) to beat the bananas with the sugar, oil, and eggs. Stir the banana/sugar mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened - do not overbeat!
3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.
4. In a smaller bowl, mix together softened butter with brown sugar, then flour and cinnamon. Mixture will be crumbly, don't worry, this is a good thing. Sprinkle generously over muffins.
5. Bake muffins at 375 for 18-20 minutes, until tops spring back after a quick tap. Muffins will still be a bit moist.