Baking, Health & Wellness

Recipe: Banana Crumb Muffins

20140120_151858This recipe will make you feel like a professional baker in under an hour flat.  It will also have your place smelling like a sugary banana bomb went off.  Delicious!

This recipe will make 10 muffins!  Feel free to double the ingredients,  I even tripled the amount because I like to live dangerously.

What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

The Supplies:

2 large bowls

1 small bowl

1 mixing spoon

1 muffin baking tin

1 fork or toothpick


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all of the first section of ingredients in a large bowl.

Mix all of the ingredients of the second section in another large bowl.

Mix all of the third section together in a small bowl.

Slowly fold the banana bowl into the dry ingredients in the large bowl.  Do this until the mixture is has combined into a moist batter.

Divide the dough into the muffin tins evenly.   You will then sprinkle the brown sugar bowl’s contents in top of the muffins.  You will want to cover each muffin with this mixture.  This will give your muffins the crackled top you can see in my picture.

Place your muffins into the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.   Check to make sure the muffins are fully cooked by sticking a fork or toothpick in the center muffin.  If there is no muffin residue on your fork or toothpick, your muffins are done!


Baking, Food & Drink, Life

Recipe: Apple Strudel Muffins

20140108_172836I wanted to pick up a new hobby, so I have taken up baking.   Instead of picking up a muffin from Dunkin Donuts, I decided it would be easier to just make my own.  After a few searches,  I found something that sounded delicious: Apple Strudel Muffins.

I found the recipe from, but I changed it a bit for my preferences.

What You’ll Need:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped apples (I used Granny Smith!)

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon butter, softened

The Equipment:

1 Medium Bowl

1 Large Bowl

1 Small Bowl

Mixing Spoons

12-Cup Muffin/Cup Cake Tin

Cup Cake Wrappers

Toothpick / Fork

How To:

(Note: I doubled my recipe, so don’t be worried if your batch looks different from mine.)

Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.


For your prep work: Wash, peel, and chop your apples.

Then simply: Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt from the first section in a medium-sized bowl.

Put the (melted) butter, white sugar, eggs, vanilla and apples from the second section in the large bowl.


Put the brown sugar, flour, (softened) butter and cinnamon in a small bowl.  This will be the crumb topping of the muffins!  Put this aside until later.

Now, you’re going to slowly fold your medium sized bowl’s contents into the large bowl with the apples.  I emphasize slowly because the mixture will become more difficult to mix if you pour everything in at once.


After you have blended the ingredients, start putting your muffin wrappers in the tin.  You will then scoop the muffin mix into your muffin tins.  After you have done this task: sprinkle your crumble on top of your muffins.

Let your muffins bake for 15 minutes and then you can stick a toothpick or a fork in the center muffins to see if they are ready to come out.  If the muffins don’t leave a mark on your toothpick or fork, they are ready to come out!

After the muffins are finished baking, take them out and let them cool before you dig in!