Banana Graham Muffins – Cookies and Cups


This recipe for Banana Graham Muffins is utter perfection. The muffins are crazy soft, loaded with banana flavor, topped with a heavy helping of graham-crumb topping, and using graham flour gives them a deep, almost nutty flavor that I am obsessed with!

*I am excited to have developed this recipe in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. I have used their products for years, and love getting the opportunity to collaborate. All opinions expressed are my own.

I know you guys love a good muffin. I know that because I love a good muffin…and sometimes even a bad muffin. Life is hard sometimes, don’t judge me.

Muffins are a perfect little single serving cake, that is totally acceptable as breakfast food because there is no frosting. I mean, that’s really the only discernible reason I’ve been able to come up with after years of extensive research. And who am I to argue with cake in the morning?


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And what we’re doing today is taking a classic muffin recipe, the banana muffin, and turning it sideways. Adding graham flour to not only the batter, but ALSO the crumb topping, creates a soft, flavor packed (almost nutty) muffin. AND we get get call them Banana Graham, which might be the funnest thing I get to say all week. Banana Graham, banana graham, banana graham.

Banana Graham Muffins

Don’t be scared of using a new type of flour in baking, in this case graham flour…I promise, this is a great time to try new ingredients. Bob’s Red Mill is one of the largest lines of organic, whole grain foods in the country and is carried at most of my local supermarkets, so you don’t have to go crazy finding specific ingredients.

Banana Graham Muffins

Bob’s state-of-the-art milling, packaging and distribution facility is located in Milwaukie, Oregon where they are able to handle all aspects of the production process in-house, starting with inspecting the grain to ensure its quality, and ending with shipping the finished product to your door, or local store.

Bob’s Red Mill products are also certified Kosher, and made with ingredients grown from non-GMO seeds. So, beyond being flavorful, I feel good about the ingredients that I use to feed my family.

And like I said, not only did I use the graham flour in the muffins, I ALSO used it in the crumb topping, which was probably one of my best ideas ever.

Banana Graham Muffins

And can I just tell you, when you make crumb topping, I’ve decided there is no reason to ever worry about cold butter, pastry cutters, and all that nonsense. Use melted butter that is cooled, mix the ingredients together and let it cool completely while you make your batter. THEN you break it into crumbs. I am telling you, trust me on this. My whole life I thought, cold butter in a crumb topping. Nope, wrong.

Melted (and slightly cooled) butter is the answer. It’s so much easier. Stir it up and you’re done.

Of course I recommend going heavy handed with the crumb, so this recipe makes enough for a nice, thick crumb layer. If you prefer less, you can divide the recipe in half.

Banana Graham Muffins

And bake them until they are set and beautifully golden.

Banana Graham Muffins

These are phenomenal warm, but just as good at room temperature…which is the true sign of a solid muffin recipe.

Banana Graham Muffins

And of course I would never say no to butter, but it’s possible you don’t even need it on these.

Did I just say that?

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Banana Graham Muffins

Banana Graham Muffins

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins

Description

These Banana Graham Muffins are crazy soft, loaded with banana flavor, topped with a heavy helping of crumb topping, and the graham flour gives them a deep, almost nutty flavor that I am obsessed with!


Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 10 tablespoons salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Graham Flour
  • 3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White All Purpose Flour

Muffins

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Graham Flour
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White All Purpose Flour
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with 12 liners, or coat liberally with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Crumb Topping

  1. In a medium bowl combine all the crumb ingredients. Mix until it form a dry, thick mixture. As the butter continues to cool, you’ll be able to break this into crumbs easily. Set aside.

Muffins

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar together on medium speed for 1 minute. Add in the egg, vanilla, salt, and baking soda, and continue mixing until combined and smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Turn mixer to low speed and add in both flours, mixing until just combined. Fold in the mashed banana until incorporated. Do NOT over-mix.
  3. Fill the muffin liners 3/4 of the way through.
  4. Break the crumb mixture into pieces with your hands. Evenly divide the crumb mixture on top of all the muffins. You can use all the crumb topping, or as much as you desire.
  5. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, or until set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the muffins to cool in the muffin tin for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Store airtight for up to 3 days.



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