Sunday, January 11, 2015

Banana Muffins with Crunchy Oat Topping


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Do you like Banana Muffins?  Honestly, I didn’t think of making them, until one day my lovely Son requested some.  What happen was that he saw a cartoon and the characters in it were making Banana Muffins!  So, he decided he wanted to make some with me as well.  How cute!  I’m just so glad that my Kids love to join me in the kitchen aa we bake and make treats together.  That’s one of my favorite special bonding time for sure. 

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These Banana Muffins with Crunchy Oat Topping are pretty awesome.   They are not overly sweet, so you can taste the banana, the wonderful sweet aroma of vanilla, a hint of cinnamon and the slightly nutty oats on top.  Thanks to the mashed up bananas, the insides of these muffins are moist and soft!  I personally love adding chopped walnuts in mine.  But my Boy insist to leave it out so we didn't add any on this batch.  But the version with the walnuts would add a nice crunch and nutty flavors to these tender muffins.

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There are only a few steps in preparing these muffins.  Best of all, you don’t even need a stand mixer for the recipe.  They are so simple and quick to prepare that you can simply make some in the same morning that you crave them for breakfast!  They are wonderful and fresh out of the oven!  Your whole kitchen would smell great as well.

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I hope you’ll give this recipe a try!  It’s truly amazing.  Special thanks to my Little Boy for requesting these muffins so that I can share my recipe with you.  Hope you’re inspired to create something in the kitchen with your kids, or grand-kids.  Stay tuned for more fun and easy recipes.


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Props used in this post:

Core Bamboo Cutlery Set (Click here for more information)
Pink Chevron Wooden Cutlery Set (Click here for more information)
Wood Slice Serving Board (Click here for more information)
Floral Tea Cup Set (Click here for similar product)



Banana Muffins with Crunchy Oat Topping
Makes: 10-12 muffins (depending on using walnuts or not)**
 
Muffin Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
1 extra-large egg
6 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (from 1 1/2 small bananas)
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional**)

Crunchy Oat Topping:
4 tablespoons old fashion oats
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter, cooled

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix all the topping ingredients together with a fork, set aside.

Line 10 to 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the melted butter and blend until well incorporated.

In a large measuring cup, measure the milk, then, add the vanilla, egg, and mashed bananas, and whisk until well incorporated. With the mixer running on low speed, add the wet ingredients into the flour and butter mixture, until just combined. Scrape the bowl if necessary.

Turn off the mixer and fold in the walnuts, if using. With an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling up to 3/4 full to the top. Evenly divided the topping into each muffin. Bake for 2 to 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool slightly, remove from the pan, and enjoy!
 
**I highly recommend adding the walnuts, it’ll add a nice nutty flavor and crunch to your muffins. If you are using walnuts, this recipe should yield about 12 muffins. My kids prefer not to have walnuts and you’ll get 10 muffins without adding walnuts.
 
 
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24 comments:

  1. This look great and yummy! Love the setting, makes me want one NOW with a cuppa coffee!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Thanks, Fabby. Oh yeah, these were yummy,in deed. :)

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  2. I always love oatmeal muffins. These look beautiful!

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  3. These look amazing! I love banana in my bakes but the kids are not so fond and that's what holds me back...

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    1. Hm....really? Cos my kids love the natural sweetness from the ripe bananas. They even help me smashed them. I noticed my kids enjoy the food more when they help making it. You might want to give that a try.

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  4. I like to eat banana muffins. The ones you baked look absolutely delicious!

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  5. Anything with bananas in them - my family loves! So these are perfect for me to make. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2015! And thank you for being such a good friend this past year! xoxo anna and liz

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    1. Thank you, Anna and Liz. It's my pleasure and honor to get to know you! :) Hope you're having a wonderful 2015 so far and I look forward to seeing more great posts on your blog. ;)

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  6. lovely presentations.
    Yummy Muffins!!! x

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  7. My kids and I love banana muffins! Great breakfast to start a day. We don't usually put oats, but now you gave me a wonderful idea! :)

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    1. Thanks, Nami. I added the oat topping to add some crunch, since my kids wont' allow me to add walnuts in them! hahaha....

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  8. Amy, hope you are doing well.
    We love banana muffins a lot too. The crunch topping is a nice touch.

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  9. Oh my goodness, I can finally access your blog from my office again!!! Hooray! And it coincides perfectly from when I'm back from maternity leave and actually have time to comment. I have so many posts of yours to catch up on :) I love banana muffins and these ones sound totally delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Amy. And once again, Congratulations! Your bundle of joy is simply adorable. :) So happy for you.

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  10. I love muffins with crunchy top! Everyone will need some of these for breakfast!

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  11. Mmm, yum. I especially adore the topping!

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  12. Damn delicious banana muffin!!!
    the crispy topping really give a nice texture into it, great idea!!!

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    1. Thank you, glad you like it my Friend.

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