Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Yogurt Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping
Okay, these may be a more healthful version than many out there...particularly among the pre-packaged varieties.
But don't be fooled. These aren't health food.
Know what, though? I don't care. They're still darn tasty.
I had started out with a recipe at food.com, but honestly was so taken aback by the amount of butter and sugar I almost started over with another recipe. Thus commenced a lot of tweaking. Less sugar...and using more brown sugar than granulated. Halving the amount of butter. Increasing the yogurt. Adding some spice. And a streusel topping. Still not a healthy muffin.
muffin recipe adapted from Sharon at food.com and BHG
topping adapted from the BHG Cookbook
yields 12 muffins
for the muffin:
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (about 2-3)
3/4 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon