IMG_6245Hey everyone, guess what? It’s a snow day! We’re getting quite a bit of snow, and its coming down pretty hard so I decided it was best to stay home and not make the hour-long commute into work. Trevor was out in the dark this morning clearing the driveway and its already covered again. Snow days = the perfect baking days. 

I apparently over-bought bananas last week because we had quite a few super brown ones sitting on the counter this weekend. I usually make Banana Chocolate Chip Bread, which is a huge hit in my house, but I wanted to change it up a bit. These muffins are nice and moist and have a great buttery, crunchy top. 

They’re also really quick to make so something really easy to whip up for a brunch.

Read on for the recipe.

 

Banana Crunch Muffins
Yields 18
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups flour
  2. 2 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 2 cups sugar
  5. 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  6. 1 stick butter, melted
  7. 3 bananas, mashed
Topping
  1. 6 tbsp. butter
  2. 1/4 cup flour
  3. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  6. 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  7. 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin pans with liners or spray with baking spray.
  2. To start, mash the bananas in a bowl with a potato masher and set aside.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and salt) in a bowl with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, eggs and butter. Mix in the mashed bananas. Add the dry ingredients and mix (but don't overmix!).
  5. In a new bowl, mix the butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg with a pastry cutter. Once combined well, add the almonds and oats and mix with a spoon. Top each muffin with a layer of the topping.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for about 15 or 20 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
  1. You can use any nuts in the topping, but I used the almonds because that's what we had on hand!
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