Friday, January 21, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins

These muffins are scrumptious! I have been trying not to bake anything tempting and yummy in fear that I will eat it. I made Abby whoopie pies last week and wasn't one bit interested in them. Go me! But with no yummy delectable goodies around, a touch of the winter blues and PMS I was bound to crack. I had to bake something before I hurt someone or myself. Baking just soothes the savage beast within me. Luckily I had some over riped bananas and oatmeal. These muffins will be for Christopher and Haillie as I have something much yummier planned for myself. The original recipe is below and the only changes I made were to ground up the walnuts with the oatmeal. I'm a nut sneaker. Then I omitted the walnuts in the topping for I'm sure those would have been spotted.
Recipe from All Recipes.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup rolled oats
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, chilled
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. Place 1 cup rolled oats in a food processor and process until ground. In a large bowl, combine ground oats with flour, 1 tablespoon rolled oats, chopped walnuts, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the banana and vanilla. Stir in sour cream. Mix oat/flour mixture into egg mixture. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans.
To make Topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. Generously sprinkle muffins with topping.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

1 comment:

Paula said...

Yum, those look and sound so good! I haven't baked anything all week and I'm dying for something. I have bananas so I may try these. I'm ready to go get the bread machine going now.. it's my cheat day :)


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