November 15, 2012

Banana Nut Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

It's been a crazy couple weeks here. We had our first snow, it was pretty, then I wrecked my car. Not so pretty then. No damage to me... Yeay! The car is still waiting for the body shop and the insurance company to determine it's future. So, I switched over to my winter driver (which I should have been driving anyway), the brakes went out on that after work one night, and I got to carry groceries home. Again, no damage to me, and none to my jeep, but really?  My nerves are getting pretty rattled, and I can't get anything done when I can't get anywhere!

One of my days stuck home, I was going to make banana muffins with my VERY ready banana's. Enough of making the banana's wait another day already. I head for my killer muffin recipe and get ready to rock out some muffins. Nope, they call for a cup of oil, and I could at most get a third cup out of the bottle. Nothing is easy this week! I remembered a recipe I had bookmarked a long time ago, and pull that up. I didn't remember them being such a healthy muffin, but what the heck, at least I had all the ingredients for this recipe. O.M.G. They were one of the best muffins I have ever made! I don't think they surpassed my "unhealthy" banana muffins, but they really were super good. The recipe makes a dozen, and for the two of us, that lasts a couple days, but even that very last muffin was still moist and tasty.

Give 'em a shot, they can turn a bad week all around!



Banana Nut Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel (Source: MyRecipes)

Muffins:
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
2/3 c. packed light brown sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana
3/4 c. milk
3 T. canola oil
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/4 c. chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)

Streusel:
6 T. regular oats
5 T. all-purpose flour
2 T. light brown sugar
2 T. butter, softened
1/4 t. ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375°  Combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine banana, milk, oil, vanilla and egg in a bowl; stir well. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened; fold in walnuts (optional). Place 12 muffin cup liners in muffin cups. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups.

To prepare streusel, combine oats, 5 T. flour, 2T sugar, butter and 1/4 t. cinnamon. Blend with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle streusel over muffin batter. Bake at 375° for 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Store in air tight container.

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9 comments:

  1. These do sound good and I really like the streusel topping!

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  2. I can taste the texture of these muffins by reading the recipe. Please share them on my foodie friday party today they look so delicious.

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  3. Wow! I am not a huge fan of raw bananas, but I love anything that resembles banana bread! These look amazing! Thanks for sharing over at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  4. These sound so good! I love banannas, and have them on hand quite often.
    Following you from Weekend Potluck blog hop.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope your car problems get better.

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  5. Looks awesome. Love these with special breakfasts. Thank you.

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  6. Oh my goodness, these are made for me, since they only use ingredients I absolutely love!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza. Come by today to vote and also sign up for the Giveaway! http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/11/wednesday-extravaganza-5-giveaway.html

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  7. Wow...what a week you had but I am glad you are okay! I love banana bread and muffins but have yet to find the perfect recipe. I am definitely going to give these a try! I'm going to call them Kris' Turn Your Luck Around Banana Muffins! Keep your chin up! : )

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  8. YUM, these look fabulous!!! I love all things banana...and streusel! HA!

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