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Monday, September 17, 2012

Banana butterscotch chip muffins


It's been a while since I baked anything with bananas  .....

I seldom buy it as I'm the only one who's going to eat it all tsk tsk

Bananas here are cheap especially at the market , a bunch ( about 5-7 pieces ) for 5 bucks ....

It's my first time to try Dole bananas , I usually buy Del Monte but if I get to choose between the two , it'll be Dole ....

Come to think of it , I love Dole canned pineapple compare to Del Monte which I find a little bit mushy -__-

But it's neither here nor there , let's go back to banana muffins lol

Instead of using chocolate in this muffins I used my remaining butterscotch chip and I like this combo more ; I also reduced the sugar as both the bananas and the chips are already sweet and let's not forget the sweet crumb topping !

If you like you may omit the crumb topping but I like the crunchy texture of it in contrast to the soft almost cupcakey texture of the muffin .


Recipe from Clinton St Baking Company Cookbook

Makes 10 standard-sized muffins

1/2 stick / 4 tablespoon / 56 grams unsalted butter , softened
1/2 cup sugar ( I used 1/4 cup ) 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks ( butterscotch chips ) 
2 perfectly ripe to overripe medium-sized bananas , cut into 1-inch chunks ( smaller is way better )

10 tablespoon **crumb mix

** Crumb mix : Makes about 1 1/2 cups , enough for 2 to 3 batches of muffins

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 stick unsalted butter , cubed

* Mix the dry ingredients with the butter by hand until mixture is pea-sized ; the mix can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks .

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* Preheat oven to 190°C ; lightly grease muffin tins or use paper muffin cups .
* In an electric mixer on medium speed , cream together the butter , sugar and vanilla .
* Sift the remaining dry ingredients together in bowl .
* Add egg to the butter mixture and blend until combined .
* Add 1/4 cup of the sour cream to the butter mixture , then half of the dry ingredients , mixing and repeating with the remaining sour cream and then the remaining dry ingredients until the batter is combined . Be sure to end with the dry ingredients .
* Fold in the choco chunks and bananas until evenly mixed .
* Spoon batter into muffin tins , leaving room on the top for the Crumb Mix ; top each muffins with 1 tbsp of the crumb mix . Bake for 25 to 33 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean .

21 comments:

  1. Chocolate chips and bananas, a lovely combination. I have two bananas in freezer, will see when their turn come. No, I will keep the crumbs topping actually I like it.

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  2. These muffins look so moist and crumbly. Never added sour cream to muffins before (usually use yoghurt), think that will make it even more delicious!

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  3. you remind me i also too long did not use banana in baking..Like your banana muffin, sound light and good, good to have it over a cup of coffee.

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  4. YUM...I love any kind of banana cakes becoz they smell and taste good...and your crumble mix topping adds even more texture to it...lovely idea:)

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  5. wow, that's a great looking muffin and i especially like the crumbles on top and the sound of butterscotch chips makes me weak!

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  6. Wow! Those muffins look perfectly baked! Love the combination of banana and butterscotch! Soooo yummy!

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  7. Love these muffins with the crumble top! Sounds so perfect with banana added.

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  8. Hi Anne, your muffin look so moist and delicious. Love the combination, look like to die for..... yum yum I love the butterscotch chips.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

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  9. O.kay now you make me melt with these tempting banana butterscotch chip muffins! So moist & with yummy chocolate chips! I mean how can anyone resist these goodies! I obvious can't!! How nice to have you as my neighbor ! hehehehehe

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  10. Butterscotch and bananas sound like the perfect combination! And that streusel topping also looks wonderful :)

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  11. Looks great, and yes, I think if I make this, I will not miss out the crumbly topping.

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  12. mmm there is something so comforting about banana muffins. and love the butterscotch chips! nice touch!

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  13. Looks wonderful! Omit the crumb topping? You must be kidding! I would pick on the crumbs as well! Yum!

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  14. I'm not sure my first comment made it to you. I just wanted you to know that the muffins sound delicious and would be appreciated by my family.Have a great day. Blessings....Mary.

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  15. Your banana butterscotch muffins looks very delicious!

    Omit crumb topping??? Totally agree with Joyce and baby Sumo... I must be crazy if I omit the crumb topping.

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  16. these look out of this world good!!!! simply gorgeous - love those muffin cup holders!
    Mary x

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  17. These muffins look scrumptious! Streuesel topping has to stay!

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  18. Wife made this yesterday and the kids love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  19. These look so yummy! What a great tasty combo, I want to make some for me!!!! As i am on a low-carb diet, I will try your recipe with soy flour instead of normal flour, wish me luck, I really hope they will turn out as good as yours!!! x

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  20. Gorgeous! These look super super tasty. I love banana and butterscotch...totally a match made in heaven. :)

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