Banana Muffins…fit for a mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought I would share a great banana muffin recipe that would be perfect for breakfast in bed.  Doesn’t “a coffee, a muffin (or two), and some time to relax and enjoy them in peace and quiet” sound like a fantastic way to start Mother’s Day?

This muffin recipe is based on a {no fail} banana bread recipe passed down to me by my mom.  I modified it slightly and added a streusel top (based on Canadian Living’s cinnamon streusel loaf recipe that you can find here).

Here is how you make the muffins:

1)  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2)  Whisk together the following dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

3)  Beat together:

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas (and mashing bananas is a great job for little helpers)

4)  Mix wet and dry ingredients until combined, and scoop batter into lined muffin tins (about 3/4 full).

5)  Top each cupcake with approximately 1 tbsp of streusel mixture.  (3/4 cup light brown sugar, 2/3 cup flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 cold butter… mixed together with a pastry blender)

6)  Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful Mother’s Day treat?

And for the record… although I would enjoy my half hour of solitude… after 30 minutes on my own, I wouldl definitely be ready for some snuggles with my boys.


Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)

  • Ginger

    Gonna try these with my friend! Looks super simple!