Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Berry Banana Crumb Muffins

I saw a banana muffin on Pinterest and thought I'd add my own little touch to them and make them Berry Banana Crumb Muffins. I have so many bananas thrown in my freezer, that I need to start using them up. I thought I'd make the kids some banana muffins. You could call these a smoothie muffin with all the fruit and yogurt in them. Well since I cannot taste test these, I can tell you how wonderful they smelled as they baked. The kids and even Mr. say they like them so I hope you will too.  =)

Berry Banana Crumb Muffins
Adapted from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
1 1/2 cups finely diced or mashed bananas (about 3 small)
1 cup frozen mixed berries

Crumb Topping:

1/3 C granulated sugar
1/4 C flour
2 TBL butter
2 TBL chopped pecans
 -Combine sugar, flour and nuts, cut in butter until resembles coarse crumbs. Add 1 Tbl to each muffin when ready.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and light brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract. Beat in one-half of dry ingredients. Beat in one-third of yogurt. Beat in remaining dry ingredients in two batches, alternating with yogurt, until incorporated. Using rubber spatula, gently fold in bananas and berries.

Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle on crumb topping. Bake until muffin tops are golden brown, 25 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time. Set on wire rack to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove muffins from tin and serve warm.

Yields: 20 muffins

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Nichol said...

Yum! I have never added berries to banana muffins. They are probably incredible.

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