Posts Tagged ‘Banana’
Since I have been in the US, I have taken several trips. I have flown to Virginia and Kentucky, and driven to/through North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida!!! Let’s just say I have hardly slowed down long enough to enjoy all the wonderful and endless ingredients around me. But every once in a while I stopped for just enough time to make something delicious, like these banana blueberry muffins with an oatmeal streusel topping!!!
Banana Bread Mini-Muffins filled with Nutella Recipe:Makes 1 loaf, 6 mini loaves, muffins or mini-muffins1 cup bananas (~2 cups), mashed1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use Greek yogurt)1 tsp. baking soda1/4 oil (canola or olive oil is healthiest)1/2 – 3/4 cup sugars (I use 1/4 brown, 1/4 cup white)1 lg. egg or 2 lg. egg whites, beaten1-2 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cups flour (I use 1 c. whole wheat, 1/2 cup AP)1 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. salt*Oats to sprinkle on top, optional.I like the oatmeal because I do not like banana bread the next day if the top is moist and soft, I think the oats help!
Preheat oven to 350° (180° C), and line or butter your loaf pan. In a small bowl, mix the mashed bananas, yogurt, and baking soda, then set aside. In a larger bowl, beat oil and sugars, slowly adding egg, then vanilla. I use a sifter, adding all of my dry ingredients and slowly adding 1/3 of the mix to the sugar mixture. Next, fold in 1/2 of the yogurt/banana mix, alternating with flour until everything is just moistened. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 35-45 minutes, watching carefully not to burn the top. If the top begins to burn, use a foil tent to cover and continue baking. Cool on wire rack in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan, continuing to cool completely.
Simple Banana Crumb Cake Recipe:1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup oat flour (simple ground oats)1 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1/2 cup butter, softened2/3 cup sugar (1/3 brown; 1/3 white)2 eggs1 cup bananas, mashed1/2 cup yogurt1-2 tsp. vanilla1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts, optional1/2 – 1 cup chocolate chips, optional
3/4 cup oats
1/3 cup sugar (light brown)
1/2 -1 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/4 cup nuts, chopped, optional
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix all of the dry ingredients together, I prefer to use a fine hand colander. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy, then slowly add eggs one at a time. Scrape the bowl well and sift 1/2 of the dry mix and fold until moistened. Slowly keep folding in the bananas, yogurt, and vanilla. Add the remaining dry mix and gently fold until just well mixed, finally add the nuts and/or chips if you choose to do so. Pour into a cake round/square pan that has been either buttered well or parchment added.