Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Banana Crumb Muffins

 I think muffins were among the first things I was taught to make.  They are lesson packed, measuring, mixing, recipe reading.  They are fast and don't make a mess.  Make a muffin today!  Or better yet, teach someone else how.

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour.  I don't sift.  Do you? I scoop it in, then level it off. 

 You don't want to pack it.  Keep it as light as possible. 

Now 1 t. baking soda, 1 t. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt

Same process, dip in and level off straight at the top.

3 large ripe bananas or 4 medium to smallest ones.  mash them with a fork. 

Not a pretty job, but it can be fun.  Are you having fun?

 Add 3/4 c. granulated sugar, 1 egg and 1/3 c. butter melted.

There's that whole beautiful melted butter thing.  Can we have a moment of silence? 

Oh, and my favorite sous chef stops by just in case I need some help.  Or drop something good on the floor.

By now, you may be getting tried of pictures of the baby.  If so, you'll need to find another blog to read because I can't get enough of this kid.

And no, he isn't sticking out his tong.  He is giving me the raspberry.  Who teaches him this stuff.  In his hands, he has a shot glass inside a jam jar.  I couldn't make up this stuff.

When they are ready, maybe I could have one, Meemaw.

And here he is with the action end of the turkey baster.  Blowing and humming into it like a kazoo.  Who needs any other entertainment than a baby and a cat?

Now the topping for the muffins.  1/3 c. brown sugar.  You pack brown sugar into the measuring cup with the back of a spoon.  1 T. flour.  1/8 t. cinnamon, 1 T. melted butter.

Put a paper muffin cup in each cup.  Fill each cup about 3/4 full.  They use ice cream scoops on the food channels, which is cute.  But I use a measuring cup.  Sprinkle the topping over each muffin.  Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes.  Cool for a few minutes then move to a wire rack. 

I don't remember where I got this recipe, so I can't give proper credit.   It was during my yellow index card and blue gel pen phase and that's been quite a well ago.  I've been making it for a while.  

Remember to teach someone to make muffins. 


  1. When you can find the muffin recipe, make the muffin recipe and keep the baby in the picture, the dog on the side and not burn the muffins, life is good! Enjoy, they would also be good with some brown sugar cinnamon butter, 1 cube butter, 2 T brown sugar and 1/4 t cinnamon, beat until creamy, spread and enjoy!

  2. Your muffins sound really good and I can't get enough of that kid either. Love the raspberry shot!