This is a blog about my adventures trying to discover a "Life After Diapers." To prove to myself (and hopefully other women) that we can have a fulfilling life while raising and nurturing our children and husbands.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Brown Sugar Crumble Banana Muffins
The BEST banana muffins ever!!
This is a mixture of like 3 different recipes...I took my favorite parts from each and made this delicious treat
And no, the pictures don't do it justice!!
These are a moist and yummy banana muffin topped with a brown sugar crumble....with a powdered sugar glaze on top.
Here is the recipe:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 ripe bananas mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg slightly beaten
1/2 cup butter melted
BROWN SUGAR CRUMBLE
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. melted butter
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
POWDERED SUGAR GLAZE
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp. milk
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
-Mix the dry ingredients (flour,soda,powder,salt) in one bowl.
-Mix everything else in another large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined.
-Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix with the mixer until well combined.
-Fill 12 muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter (this recipe should make 12 muffins). Make sure you don't overfill the muffin cups!!
BROWN SUGAR CRUMBLE
-Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a fork (it works great when you push with the back of the fork to combine everything.) Stir it up until everything has been mixed evenly and it looks uniform.
-Using your hands (it works best) simply "sprinkle" or attempt to evenly distribute the brown sugar mixture over the tops of the muffins. There is enough topping to cover them completely, so don't be stingy, lay the stuff on!!
Place the muffin pan in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Make the glaze while the muffins are in the oven and set it aside...stir it with a small whisk or a fork. You will want to mix it up again right before you drizzle it because it will start to harden a little while you're waiting.
When completely cooked, remove from the oven and place the pan somewhere for them to cool. Take them out and place them on plates or a cooling rack with wax paper or foil underneath when they are still warm, but cool enough to handle.
Drizzle the glaze over the tops of the muffins, like the brown sugar crumble, don't be stingy!! Just like the picture, you can really be gracious in your drizzling!! Then just let the muffins sit and cool. They do not need to be refrigerated when cooled, but I doubt any will last long enough for you to worry about that!
OVERALL TASTE: 5!!!
EASE OF PREPARATION: 5
THIS ONE IS A WINNER AND WILL BE MADE MANY, MANY MORE TIMES!!