Friday, June 1, 2012

Banana Surprise Muffins With Toasted Pecan Streusel

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

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).

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).

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!"


  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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