Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins with Streusel Topping
It was time to make banana bread again. I purposely buy a cluster of bananas strictly to let them brown and then I make bread out of them. The bananas were ready, so today I got to baking. I usually make bread, but today I opted for muffins. The recipe I used is as follows:
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix 3/4 c sugar, 3 large bananas, 3/4 c oil and 2 eggs in a bowl. Once blended add in 2 c flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp baking powder. Every time I make banana bread I play with new ideas of add-ins and toppings. Today I went with adding the classic chocolate chips. Add 1 c of chocolate chips ... or more! Mix well.
Fill your muffin pans with liners or oil well to prevent from sticking. Pour your batter into the tins and bake for 30 minutes.
I decided to add a bit more sweetness to this batch so I made a streusal topping.
In a small bowl I added 1/2 c brown sugar, 2 tbsp cinnamon and 1/4 c flour.
Once I stirred these ingredients together I used a pastry cutter to cut in 1/2 c of butter.
After my muffins had been baking for 20 minutes, I topped them with the streusal and placed them back in the oven to cook for the remaining 10 minutes- for a total of 30 minutes baking time.
Remove from the pans within a few minutes so that the butter from the streusal doesn't over saturate your muffins.
I had a little batter leftover so I made bite size mini muffins for the boys to enjoy as a snack later in the day. These are a great option for a healthy snack since they are made with oil instead of butter and the chocolate chips satisfy the sweet tooth craving too!