Friday, June 1, 2012

Banana Surprise Muffins With Toasted Pecan Streusel

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"These Muffins have a creamy delicious filling and a sweet crunchy streusel topping!  They are SCRUMPTIOUS!!!" 

Batter
1-3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup mashed bananas, approximately 2-3 bananas

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl, combine egg, milk and oil; add all at once to the dry ingredients.  Add mashed bananas.  Stir to combine.  TIP:  Stir batter just until moistened and still a little lumpy.  Don't over mix or muffins will be tough.  Prepare filling (Recipe follows).

Filling:
4 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar until incorporated.  

To assemble muffins:
Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.  Fill each cup 1/3 full with batter.  Spoon on 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture.  Top with enough batter to fill each cup 2/3 full.  Sprinkle with Streusel (Recipe follows).

Streusel:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 Tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted*

Combine brown sugar and flour.  Cut in cold butter with a fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles course crumbs.  Stir in toasted pecans.  Sprinkle streusel on top of batter.  

*TIP:  To toast chopped pecans, place in a dry skillet on medium-high heat and cook until they are a toasty brown color, about 3-5 minutes.  You will be able to smell the pecans when they are perfectly toasted.  We have also placed the pecans in the oven on a dry cookie sheet under the broiler for approximately 3-5 minutes to toast them. Whether toasting on the stove top or under the broiler, make sure to not cook at too high of a heat or for too long or the pecans will burn.  


Bake muffins at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes in muffin tin.  Remove from pan and place muffins on cooling rack to cool completely.  Makes 12 muffins.

These muffins are YUMMY served warm!
"Golden Brown Deliciousness!"

2 comments:

  1. These muffins are so yummy!! I made 6 jumbo ones rather than 12 small ones and I cooked them for about 25 minutes. I would suggest if you make jumbo ones to double the peanut butter/powdered sugar mixture. I will definately make these again. What's not to love, peanut butter and banana!!

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