Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin with Crumble Crust

It's been some time since I last posted a baking entry, and this one is not only simple to make, but simply delicious.

Hubby had stuffed a bunch of 6 Del Monte bananas in my bag after Day 1 of Ethan's fencing tournament, and when we got back home, imagine our shock horror surprise when the bananas looked so bruised and battered! ;P

What to do? What to do? I had made Jemput Jemput Pisang just a few days prior, and I didn't want to make something fried for Ethan's fencing tournament the next day. Therefore, I decided to make banana muffins for him to eat in-between bouts to boost his energy. Banana muffins were ideal and what better energy boost than adding chocolate chips to the mix? ;P


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line a muffin/cupcake tray with 12 muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and canola oil. Stir the banana mixture, chocolate chips into the flour mixture just until moistened - don't over-stir, otherwise the muffin might be hard. Spoon batter equally into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In another small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut/crumble in 1 tablespoon of solid butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping equally over muffins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Enjoy!

I'd love to claim that my muffins helped Ethan do well in his tournament - he was placed joint-3rd - but I know that the hardwork belonged to him alone. =)

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