January 29, 2014

Banana Muffin With A Twist

I always buy a bunch of bananas but most of the time, they over ripe. I do not like to waste food so I thought of making them into muffins for my daughter and as husband's snack. I also don't want to satiate them with the plain old banana bread so I searched for other recipes to make it different this time.

I Google-d "what topping goes well with banana" and I saw this high-rated recipe from AllRecipes.com.
A view of the ingredients needed.
Before I started preparing the ingredients, I read the comments first. Most of them said this recipe is great but they did make alterations. As for me, I made the following changes:

(Batter) Original ~ Change/s Done
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

~ Added 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
~ Added 1 tsp vanilla
~ Added 1/2 cinammon

(Topping) Original ~ Change/s Done
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

The crumb topping really made a difference! I actually thought it wasn't a banana muffin... LOL! Just kidding! Anyway, I thought the muffin has just the right amount of moistness and it doesn't fall off when you bite it. I thought of sponge cake (mamon) when I tasted it. That's because the muffin's side is in tact and almost, but not quite, as soft as sponge cake. I wish I added crushed almonds in the batter, I will surely put a little next time. By the way, I made 14 regular-sized muffins.

So, having tried and tested the recipe, am I going to use it again? Definitely yes! I guess I already have a fan, my daughter! LOL! Seriously, you have to try the recipe and see for yourself. Just don't forget that most of the people who used the recipe made some changes or probably just added more ingredients. You may try the original recipe first and tell me how it went in the comment section.
I was not compensated in any way to do a review of the product/s or service/s mentioned above. I found the recipe online at AllRecipes.com. Everything was based on my 100% honest opinion.


  1. oh nice, that's wonderful, the next time i'll make a banana muffin will try your recipe..thanks for sharing.

  2. This is good recipe for banana muffin, a big one. Vanilla and cinnamon are added, great indeed!

  3. That looks like a winner! Can I have a muffin please? I hate baking so I admire those who does like you!

  4. oh, that looks so yummy, I don't throw over-ripe bananas too, i refuse to throw away foods :) i add them when i make our all fruits smoothie or allfruits-vegetables smoothie, and it actually adds to the flavor. i also make banana crepe. but have not tried banana muffins yet, i guess, i am simply lazy to bake these days.

  5. I have stopped baking for a while but I'm hoping to be back soon. Although, I made banana bread not too long ago perusing organic, more healthy ingredients and I didn't like it as much. I think, tweaking the ingredients may be my next project.

    Glad you liked your 'experiment'. Baking is fun!

  6. That's really nice! I love banana muffins or banana bread but plain. It's interesting to put toppings on them for a different twist.

    Allrecipes.com is also my go-to for easy to cook meals as I don't have any talent or whatsoever in cooking/baking. ;)

  7. That look so yummy! I love banana muffins and I love baking it. I never tried this kind of topping yet.I usually add pecans in my banana muffins. I will definitely try this next time for a change.

  8. Oh, how I wish I have all the ingredients so I can make some right now. Thanks for sharing the recipes!

  9. Looks so yummy and temping! I only make banana bread, not muffins. Guess your recipe will make me want to try some muffins one of these days. Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. How brilliant of you to have thought of this, Mommy! It looks so yum! Free tasting puede? Hihihi! ;-)


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