When it comes to comfort food I’m typically an ice cream girl. That pretty much cures whatever the current ailment seems to be. Why can’t carrot sticks or mixed greens be my go-to for comfort?
Last week I had a friend in definite need of some comfort food and her request was banana nut muffins. Wow, she picked a good food for comfort.
I love a delicious recipe that can be put together with basic pantry items. Sometimes you just need to bake up a little something, like I did last week, but don’t want to head off to the grocery store one more time.
Those ripening bananas are begging you to use them in this recipe! Whether you need a little comfort or just a little something sweet, these are worth a try.
Oh, and I’m curious, what’s your go-to food for comfort?
Banana Nut Crumb Muffins
Adapted from Allrecipes
For the muffins:
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
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
½ cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional but you would be crazy to leave them out!)
For the topping:
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted (again, optional)
Heat oven to 375. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
In a large bowl, mix together 1 ½ cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, cinnamon and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in the pecans. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add in chopped pecans. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 16 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.