Banana Apple Streusel Muffin Recipe…A Breakfast Favorite

Need an easy fresh, homemade option for breakfast (or a snack) on the go? Look no further than these perfectly light and delicious fruit filled  muffins!

This recipe calls for very ripe bananas…If your house is like ours, we can’t keep enough bananas in the house to ripen!  So, there are two handy tips to getting your bananas perfectly ripe, fast! Method 1- Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Place a single layer whole bananas, peel intact, on the baking sheet, into a pre-heated oven at 250 degrees for several minutes. Method 2- place whole bananas, with peels in tact in the freezer for a few hours. Using both methods, the peels will have dark spots…this is good, very good!

Banana Apple Streusel Muffins

1/4 cup Sugar
3 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tbsp. cold Butter
2 whole very ripe Bananas (skin should have brown spots)
1 cup blended apples (or chunky Applesauce)
1 large Egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
1 1/2 cups Flour
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 cup Sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper or foil cups, or grease pan.

For the Topping:
In a small bowl, use a pastry blender or pastry fork to cut 1 Tbsp. cold butter into 1/4 cup sugar and 3 Tbsp. flour. The mixture should resemble coarse cornmeal with no visible lumps of butter; set aside.

For the Muffins:
Mash bananas in a medium bowl. Stir in apples, egg and melted butter. In a large bowl combine the remaining flour and sugar with baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Pour the banana and apple mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just to combine. The batter should be lumpy. Divide batter among the prepared muffin cups and top each muffin evenly with about 1 generous teaspoon of topping. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 20 minutes.

Variations: Add up to 1/4 tsp. cinnamon to the topping, or substitute brown sugar for the regular sugar.

Handy Tip: Use an ice cream scooper for an easy way to fill muffin cups.

Enjoy!                                                       Romans 15:13

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This recipe and blog post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe adapted from a Chiquita Bananas recipe. Photo courtesy of The Galley Gourmet. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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