Thursday, June 21, 2012

CHOCOLATE BANANA STREUSEL MUFFINS

MUFFINS:
1/3 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners or grease; set aside.

Combine the brown sugar and butter in large mixer bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy.  Add the bananas, egg, and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed.

Combine both flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.  Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture just until moistened.  Divide the batter evenly among the 12 prepared muffin cups.

STREUSEL:
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

In a small bowl, combine the two flours, brown sugar, and butter mixing well.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Spoon evenly over the batter in the prepared muffin tins.

Bake 18 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.  Let muffins stand for 5 minutes then remove muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

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