There was a time when I would toss over-ripe bananas into the garbage until I discovered this heavenly recipe for banana crumb muffin. Being the health freak that I am, I altered and added to the recipe to make my very own healthy banana muffin. I usually add the brown sugar crumb topping or leave it out depending on whether I crave a few extra calories or not.
So, now I have gone from being a banana tosser to a banana hoarder. Seriously, I hover over my bananas and wish them to ripen fast simply so I could make some divine banana muffins.
If I don’t have time to make them right away, I just cut them up and freeze them and I gloat over them with glee each time I open my freezer. Guess you could call me ‘banana over bananas’. Alright, so lets start going banana! (Ok, I am going stop the puns. Mash it before it starts. Oops I did it again. Anyways, I tried. 🙂 )
Ingredients for banana muffin
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup melted Smart Balance ( or any Butter substitute) or vegetable oil
3/4 cup brown sugar ( or white is fine too)
3 mashed or pureed ripe to over ripe bananas
Ingredients for crumb
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 tablespoon Smart Balance or as needed
1/3 cup brown sugar or as needed
Beat the egg in a small bowl and mix in the brown sugar and melted butter.
Add the mashed or pureed bananas and mix well.
In a bigger bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Now, add the banana mix to the bigger bowl containing flour and mix gently.
Preheat the oven to 375 F, and spoon banana muffin mix onto greased muffin cups.
If you want to make banana crumb muffin then follow the next steps as well. If not, continue to bake the muffins for 20 minutes. The muffins are ready when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Instructions for Crumb Topping
Mix the cinnamon powder, flour and Smart Balance and brown sugar until it forms a coarse mixture. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins for a delicious sticky crumb topping.
Enjoy Beth’s Healthy Banana Muffins with or without crumb topping !