Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nutty Crumb-y Banana Muffins

**The nuts are only in the topping, so omit the topping for your little little ones who can't have nuts, or the adults (like SPH) who just don't "do" nuts in things like this.**

For this recipe I took a couple different recipes, experimented with them, and lowered the fat and sugar content. Enjoy!

Nutty Crumb-y Banana Muffins

Wet Ingredients:
4 large ripe bananas, smashed
2 eggs beaten well
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 t vanilla

Dry Ingredients:
1 c all purpose flour
1 c whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:
1 T butter
2 T ground flax seed or flour (the ground flax seed boosts the nutrition and gives it a good extra nutty taste)
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/3 c walnut pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined (over-mixing will make the muffins tough). Pour into prepared muffin pans (either use papers or spray each muffin hole with cooking spray) until about 1/2 way full.

Optional: Mix topping ingredients (except walnuts) with the back of a fork, to incorporate the butter into the mixture. Blend until the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Add walnuts and mix. Put about 1 T of mixture on top of each muffin.

Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

(That's R's finger reaching for his muffin, making sure I didn't take it )



JerseyBaby said...

Yum! And I'm loving the new camera. What did you get?

Hope your toe's feeling better too!

whitneyingram said...

Cheers to a new camera! Jealousy is flowing through my veins.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

JB--I got the Canon Powershot 1100 Elph. I toyed with the SLR, but just couldn't give up the portability of the click and shoot variety.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Gosh, I have been MIA the past couple of days. These look delish but how's your toe???

Sweet Pea Chef said...

To all my wonderful blogging friends...my toe is still funky, but I believe it will be okay. Just still trying to take it easy.

After the advice of dr. Slacker Mama, Dr. BigBi, etc. I think there isn't much I could do anyway if it is broken.

Renee said...

I made these this morning. They were very tasty and we all enjoyed them. My husband actually expressed appreciation for homemade muffins. I couldn't find the ww pastry flour so I just used whole wheat flour.

Amer21 said...

SPC--these muffins were great. I'm glad I was able to use up some of my pastry flour and flax seed I had lying around!! You never know with these kind of ingredients how they'll taste but they were quite good. Thanks for the recipe!!