Banana Crumb Muffin Tops

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The top of the muffin has always been my favorite part. And I must not have been the only person to think that way, some years ago, muffin top pans were in every cookware shop. Like many fads, muffin top muffins quickly went away. Soon after muffin top pans were found in most of the thrift stores I visited. There were so many, that I am sure most became metal recycling material....

Banana Crumb Muffin Tops, a whole grain recipe.
Banana Crumb Muffin Tops.
Then about 5 years ago when again I was shopping at my local thrift store, I found a set. They still had the original price tags on them, leading me to think that they had been bought during the heyday of muffin top muffins, only to be lost in the back of a cupboard.

I grabbed them up as fast as I could, where of course they have set in my cupboard, while only being used occasionally....

Whole grain banana crumb muffin top and a fried egg for breakfast.
Muffin top and an egg, make a great breakfast.

Truth be told, I am also a sucker for cookware shops and have bought my share through the years. I have used some, not used some, and used some out......I won't get rid of these, however, they are perfect for the small-batch baking I am hoping to perfect. Plus they are perfect for making hamburger buns, ensuring a nice round shape and a bit of crust everywhere.

Today we are making another version of the Crumb Muffins, those muffins still intrigue me, plus I had a really ripe banana that was baking material only....

Banana Crumb Muffin Tops
adapted from: More with Less Cookbook
375-degree oven

1 c whole wheat flour
1 c dry crumbs, I am using whole wheat crumbs
1/4 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 T baking powder

1 egg
1 really ripe banana
1/4 c oil
1 c milk (sweet, sour or buttermilk all work)

Banana Crumb Muffin Tops, whole grain flour and crumbs.
Whole wheat crumbs are used in Banana Crumb Muffin Tops.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, make a "well" in the center.

Drop the remaining ingredients into the well, beat the egg into the wet ingredients, then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Banana Crumb Muffin Tips, ready for the oven.
Banana Crumb Muffin Tops, ready to bake.

Drop into 8 prepared muffin top wells (you will probably have to use 2 pans, as there are only 6 wells on each pan) or you may use a regular muffin pan.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until done in your oven.


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  1. What an interesting bake pan, muffin top well pans. Great for cookies too I must add!


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