I hate to throw away a banana just because it's too ripe. When I have several I always throw them in the mixer and whip up a batch of my moist banana muffins with a streusel topping.
The streusel crumble oat topping is crunchy and sweet. It's the perfect addition to a plain banana muffin. I've got one kid that loves chocolate chips and the other, not so much. So I usually make half the batch with chocolate chips and the other half without.
These moist banana muffins would be just as delicious with chopped nuts instead of chocolate. They make a great after school snack or even a quick breakfast for those mornings when you're rushing to get out the door.
Bananas are so healthy for you, loaded with potassium and vitamin C, and a great choice if you're looking for a nutrient dense power food. And these muffins pack all that goodness in each morsel. I promise they will give you just the right amount of energy to keep you going.
So next time you are thinking about tossing those too-ripe bananas, think again.
Moist Banana Muffins With A Streusel Topping
Serves 12. Total time: 45 minutes. Printable Recipe
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup butter, salted
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners. Mix together the egg, bananas, milk, melted butter and sugar using a mixer until blended. Add in the flour and baking powder until blended, being careful not to over mix. If using chocolate chips stir them in by hand.
Fill the muffin tin with batter, filling each about 3/4 full. Mix together all the ingredients for the streusel topping including the 1/4 cup flour, oats and brown sugar and the 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the topping over each muffin and bake for 30 minutes until the muffins are golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and not gooey.
Allow the muffins to cool before serving.