I don’t think I have shared a muffin recipe for a long while. What is up with that, right? I think the last 2 muffins recipes I shared were these pumpkin pie cashew streusel granola muffins and vegan olive oil and blood orange muffins. Time to remedy this and get back into the swing of things with these, oh simple but oh so good, Banana Muffins with a crunchy Granola Streusel.
I know I know I have to start with these ones. I am calling them the double breakfast muffins. Ok, I am stating the obvious here, muffins are the perfect breakfast food. Banana muffins take it one step farther by being the breakfast food to write home about – oh that creamy banana’ey flavour in every bite.
But the clincher – well that is the granola. Topping these Banana Muffins with oh so crunchy, bursting with a million fruits in it granola – they become the just soooooo indescribably good breakfast food.
They are great for food on the go too. We recently had to lovey day in Ipswich with the girls where we spent ages opening every single drawer in the local museum exploring secret natural history treasures before settling down to read stories about said treasures.
We also managed to fit in some time at the local playground and a book shop where we got a thousand and one books including Harry Potter book 4 and 5 in preparation for our trip to the Harry Potter Studios.
And guess what kept us going the whole time – yeap, it was these Banana Muffins.
How To Make Banana Muffins
These banana muffins are sooooooooo easy to make. Especially since this mostly involves a blender.
Step 1. Add all the muffin ingredients (minus the granola) intoa blender and whiz into a muffin batter.
Step 2. Pour into a bowl, add the granola and fill your muffin cups.
Step 3. Then make a quick granola streusel / crumble using your favourite granola and top the muffins with as much crumble as you can. The messier the crumble topping the better.
Step 4. A quick 25 mins in the oven and you are good to go.
Cashew butter or peanut butter on these granola banana muffins is a must. Especially when served warm alongside a cup of warm smokey flavoured tea. Just the best thing ever.
Can I ask – do you guys like crumble topping on muffins or do you prefer them plain? And what amazing muffin recipe have you tried lately. Please do tell as I NEED more muffin recipes in my life.
Banana Muffins Variations
Banana and Chocolate Muffins
You can easily make these Banana and Chocolate muffins instead. Feel free to add 90g (1/2 cup) chocolate chip into the muffin batter or 3 tbsp of the best cocoa powder you can find.
Banana Muffins With Oats
Prefer Banana Muffins with Oats instead? Then simply swap the granola in the batter for some oats instead and you are good to go.
Banana Muffins With Sour Cream
If you prefer you Banana Muffins with Sour Cream instead, then simply swap the yoghurt in the batter for some sour cream.
Banana Muffins For Toddlers
If you want to make Banana Muffins For Toddlers, then make these muffins without the Granola Streusel topping. Toddlers definitely approve.
Gluten Free Banana Muffins
You can definitely make these into Gluten-Free Banana Muffins. You would simply substitute the plain flour with the brand of gluten free baking flour blend of your choice. Note that the texture of the muffins will change to be a little bit less light but just as moreish.
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Here is how to make Banana Muffins. Please do try it and if you do make it then please do tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter so that I can pop over and have a look. It is really, really awesome for me when you make any one of my recipes. You can also share it on my Facebook page.
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- 100 g (3.5oz) salted butter melted and cooled
- 250 g (2 cups) self-raising flour
- 2 ripe bananas peeled and mashed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 70 g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 150 g (0.6cup) Greek yoghurt
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 1 large handful of granola
- For the cashew streusel topping
- 100 g (0.7cup) cashews roughly chopped
- 55 g (0.5 cup ) flour sifted
- 150 g (1.5 cups) granola
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- A large pinch of ground nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4 and line a 12 cup muffin tray with paper cases or use a silicon muffin tray.
Add all the ingredients from the melted butter thought to the eggs into a food processor and whiz until just combined.
Then mix in the granola before equally dividing the batter into the muffin cups.
- Make the cashew streusel topping by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl and diving the topping evenly over the muffins.
- Bake in the oven for 25-27 mins or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.