Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
This past weekend finally felt like a weekend to me. I made some meals in, went to a brewery on Saturday, did some meal planning and grocery shopping, and hung out with Beans a lot. It felt good to just be home and chill.
A lot of the time, I’m really not that into cooking but lately I find myself craving time in the kitchen more and more. Sunday morning I wanted nothing more than some iced coffee and a yummy bakery treat. I asked my husband if he wanted to walk up the street with me to the local bakery, but that didn’t really rouse him so I decided to make do with what I had at home.
It was a toss up between some chocolate chip scones or muffins, but I haven’t had muffins in forever. I love banana crumb muffins – or any muffins with a crumb topping for that matter! This recipe is a little healthier than a standard muffin recipe – there is no butter or granulated white sugar in the batter. The crumb topping is what it is though – sugar and butter. Leave it out for an even lighter version.
Lightened Up Banana Crumb Muffins2014-08-10 06:36:14Yields 10A lighter version of indulgent banana muffins with a sweet, crispy crumb toppingWrite a reviewSave RecipePrintPrep Time15 minPrep Time15 minMuffins
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsbp. coconut oil
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp. flour
- dash of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- Mash bananas in a bowl and add egg, coconut oil, almond milk, and maple syrup.
- Add dry ingredients next: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Mix well. Batter should be slightly thick.
- Pour into a muffin pan lined with muffin cups or sprayed with cooking spray.
- Make crumb topping by adding brown sugar, butter, flour, and cinnamon together. Use a fork to break the butter into the other ingredients. The result should be a crumby dry mixture. Top all muffins with the crumb mixture.
- Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes until the crumb mixture is slightly browned and a fork/toothpick comes out clean.
- Leave the crumb topping off for an even lighter version – although it’s hard to resist!
By Melissa @ Freeing ImperfectionsFreeing Imperfections http://freeingimperfections.com/I find these are best with a cup of coffee or some fruit salad.
Other variations to make this healthier would be to use part coconut flour/regular flour, whole wheat flour, or add some oats. Yum!
Questions for You:
- What’s something you cooked over the weekend?
- What’s your favorite type of muffin?