Going Bananas with Banana Bread and Banana Crumble Muffins

Its the time of the month where i am much more interested to buy home and decor magazines instead of baking books.. its the time of the month where i wud spent hrs and hrs checking out websites of other bloggers that are so into home decorating.. xmas is around the corner and our preordered tree just arrived last night.. cant wait to deck it up.. Honestly, i miss doing that. err home decorating that is... it is after all my first love and someday i wud like to hv a blog just abt home decorating.. do check out The Essence of Home and Savvy Southern Style... huhu i cant describe how jealous i am right now looking at their home.. i mean who wouldnt especially when it reminds u of ur old home.. sob sob

While browsing thru one of the proud house owner websites i stumbled upon this recipe.. her muffins looked so amazing that i had to dig into my freezer to see if i could find a pack of frozen bananas.. hehe i did for sure for i managed to bake two types of cakes out of my pack of frozen bananas.. here is the recipe for this banana crumble muffins by Paula Deen..

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 bananas mashed
1 egg lightly beaten
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter - cubed
1/8 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 c flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tbsp butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 - 20 min. until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

This banana bread is perfect for brekkie.. i know for sure cos we just had it hehe

Banana Bread

1 cup (115 grams) walnuts or pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped (optional)
1 3/4 cups (230 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon - didnt add
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 ripe large bananas (approximately 1 pound or 454 grams), mashed well (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract - i used vanilla essence

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place oven rack to middle position. Butter and flour (or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray) the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan. Set aside.

Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop coarsely.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread.) Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. This bread can be frozen.

Makes 1 - 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf.

Recipe fm Joy of Baking


Min said...

hi kak rima, thanks for posting banana recipes! my husband loves anything with bananas. i made apple crumble, tak laku. but banana crumble licin! so i'm really excited to try out the banana crumble muffin recipe you posted! :) just to clarify - does it need THIRTEEN CUPS of melted butter? :)

Torviewtoronto said...

banana bread looks wonderful delicious flavours

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

Good morning to you and hope all is well at your end. Hope your hb is recovering well from his eye surgery.

I am drooling at the sight of this banana crumb muffins and have jot down the recipe and will make it this weekend :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Rima, the banana crumblemuffin requires 13 cup of melted butter?? Or was that typo? Hehe.

izahdaut said...

Kak rima... Kepantangan kalau tgok menu banana. Mmg sedap kalau dibuat muffin yg ada crumb. Makan masa panas2. Ada typo kan tu? 13 cup. :-)

Ummi said...

Salam Maal Hijrah buat Rima and family, moga apa yg bakal dilalui akan sentiasa membahagiakan Rima sekeluarga.... Waaaah banana bread, mmg sedap nih...akak penah try dulu, x igt resepi sape, nnt leh try ni lak... :))

KG said...

am going bananas looking at your banana bakes...errr me the opposite dont care abt rumah ...feel like getting a new bag, boleh?

Rima said...

hahaha alamak tu lah dinama kan bila mengupdate blog dgn keadaan kalam kabut hahaha.. bila si dia ade dirumah semua yg kita selalu buat terbatas.. tak per.. dah hujung tahun.. siapa tahu more incentive?? hahaha

Yes its 1/3 and not 13 cups of melted butter - pengsan!! kahkahkah

Rima said...

So true.. the smell the taste.. yums!

Rima said...

Good afternoon to u! pls do cos my hb loves it!

Rima said...

ahhh tu lah.. if orang tak tegur kita tak perasan pun.. ade ker 1/3 jadi 13 cups of melted butter - pengsan hahaha.. dah tu ade ker type beated instead of beaten hahaha.. ado ado ajer.. nampak sah age is catching up ahaks

Rima said...

Salam Maal Hijrah to u and ur family too.. moga tahun baru memberi semangat untuk kita sama sama lebih rajin mengupdate blog kita hahaha.. eh memang betul kata KUmmi.. banana bread memang sedap.. sebelum makan tu masuk kan kat dalam microwave.. sure lesap satu keping after another hehe

Rima said...

I loike dari dulu sampai lah sekarang but semenjak ku bernikah dgn mat salleh ni.. dia tak fav if the house kita do it in that style.. nanti satu hari akan ku convert dia to suka french country :op

Mama said...

salam kak rimaaaaaaaa....missing ur blog ALOT!!! ngan u skali la... time time raining..sejuk sejuk cam ni..its really makes me turns tu or page...hhmmm that day i made apam banana from cik mat pisang dah takde stok kat umah... anyway...i loike dis much...
hey..i made cheese tart with peanut butter ..chocolate n strawberry fillins....hhmm yummmyyyy..was really taste n im enjoy baking it... but the sad thing rosak!!!! so.. no pictures. :( yesterday i made ur pancake...memang sedaaaaaapppp sesangat....will catch u later...k...lav u.....

Trying To Be Muslim.. said...

Kak Rimaaaaaaaaaa...

Adoyai, banana and walnuts and bread.....erghh....dah PINGGGGG!!!! Dap dap dap yum..boleh pengsan sbb tak henti2 mkn ni...all fav!!!

Mieza said...

kat rumah ni pun ada byk ripe banana...TQ share recipe..nak try nanti :)

Cuisine Paradise said...

Gorgeous!!! Your banana bread look great! I have always wanted to try baking some of this.

Rima said...

Salam mama
woahhhh u hv been busy ey.. bagus tu.. harus selalu membusy kan diri or else badan nanti weak Op

Rima said...

eh benda yg kita suka makan harus kena buat cos if tak buat nanti kepunan pulak.. tak pasal pasal bangun pagi ade peta kat bantal tu hahaha

Rima said...

try ah.. i am pretty sure u sure suka one.. my personal fav.. both hehe

Rima said...

welcome welcome so happy to see u here .. u shud cos its easy peasy and u dont need any mixer for this recipe..

inahar ali said...

OMGGGGGG!!! Cannot tahan my eyes already woo!! nearly pengsannnn... lariiiiiiiiiiikkk!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

yummy muffins..i can't take my eyes off them. going to attempt to make them soon.

for the crumb muffins, are you using 3 large bananas or 3 small ones?


Rima said...

LOL Doc! u better or else nanti sakit gigi hahaha

Rima said...

I used 3 large bananas but if u dont hv.. u can use small ones lah.. not a big probs pun hehe

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,
Just wondering where I can buy the flour spray u mentioned above. I pernah nampak butter/canola/olive oil spray tapi tak pernah nampak flour spray lah. U beli dari overseas eh? If yes, which country cos I'm really interested to get one.

Rima said...

hehe i didnt use any spray.. never in my life did i ever buy any.. this recipe i copy paste fm joy of baking.. :o)

I think u can get it fm our local bakery store.. try to look for PAM

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I adore banana bread. One of my favorites. How sweet of you to mention my and my sister's blog. Thanks for sending traffic my way. I was looking at my stats and you are one of the top ones sending traffic my way. Thanks and have a super Sunday.

Rima said...

Me too! no worries.. good things must be shared .. tks for dropping by and loveee what u girls hv done to ur home.. congrats!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info Rima. Sekarang jugak nak pegi cari! Haha


cherry-cola said...

Since my Ibu likes to eat banana bread, i decided to make one using your recipe. And guess what? She said its goood :D thanks Rima :) here's a picture of how it turned out. unfortunately, i couldnt find my bread pan so i used my cake pan instead..

Rima said...

Well done.. looks good too! glad ur ibu likes it as much as i did :op

HAWA said...

Salaam Kak Rima! I'm addicted to baking ...or shud I say your blog/ pictures?! Hahahaaa.... Yesterday I did your COTTON SOFT JAPANESE CHEESECAKE and PISCOK CHIFFON CAKE and now I just did this BANANA BREAD! Yummy! Tq so much for sharing! Have a nice day!

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