Muffin recipes are a great introduction to baking. They aren’t fussy and a flat muffin is still a delicious muffin. Don’t get smug and try to pass these off as health food; they aren’t. They are however delicious and semi-portable. What is semi-portable? Great in a lunch bag, not so great while driving.
Just as an FYI the optional streusel topping isn’t so optional, in my opinion.
Optional Streusel Topping
- 2 TBSP cold butter, cut into small cubes or grated
- 1/8 cup rolled oats
- 1/8 cup white sugar
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- a pinch of cinnamon
Use a fork to stir these ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Simple Banana Muffins
Yields 9 – 10 muffins (depending on the size of your bananas)
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose or plain flour
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 medium bananas, mashedOptional Streusel Topping