Baking with bananas again? I know, I know, but I couldn't resist. I love baking with bananas and the left over bananas were extremely ripe (black), which is when they're best to bake with! So, me being me, I couldn't resist to NOT bake something. I almost flipped out when I saw that my father was about to just throw them away! I was about to go total ninja on him when I saw him do that! He definitely learned something from this...
Since I'd already made cookies with bananas in the past couple days, I decided to go with what people would normally bake with bananas; muffins. Easy and delicious. I was going to make regular muffins, but I'd realized the my mini muffin pan was beginning to look lonely (since I hardly ever use it!), so I wanted to put it to go use and make cute little banana muffins. The recipe very simple and they come out so good.
I love baking mini muffins. Something about mini or tiny things always make me squee and say "They're so cute!" Maybe thats just me though... But these mini little muffins were cute. :]
For the Muffin
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
For Crumb Topping
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
3/ tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a standard or mini muffin pan with muffin papers.
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, beat together sugars, butter and egg. Add bananas and vanilla.
3. Slowly add the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
4. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add butter and combine until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
5. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes (about 13-15 minutes for mini). Let cool for about 5 minutes before taking out of muffin pan.
Makes about 10-12 standard Muffins (16-18 mini muffins)