Banana Nut Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

  • chefmaggie Posted: 06/03/09
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    Easy, quick and great tasting with a very light texture.

  • baker13 Posted: 09/27/09
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    These muffins came out quite nicely for me, for whatever reason. Not gummy at all - good blend of moist and firm. I used old bananas that had been in my freezer for a couple months. Agree that more walnuts should be added. I didn't have any oats (whoops), so I sprinkled a few mini-chocolate chips on top of each muffin. They added a little flavor and texture without making it too sweet or adding too many calories. Without the chips, the muffins might have been a tiny bit boring.

  • ZelJoy28 Posted: 02/22/10
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    I love this recipe! The muffins came out moist and tastes hearty. Not too sweat yet tastes like a treat! I didn't have regular milk so I replaced it with coconut milk that I had in the pantry. I also used whole wheat in the streusel and added 2 tblspns flax seed flakes to the dry mix. This one is a great muffin for those wanting a yummy snack that's not too sweet yet filling.

  • amolsson Posted: 08/01/10
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    This is a very low rating for me. The muffin topping had way too much flour -- leaving a dry bland topping. The muffin itself lacked flavor. It seems the individuals that have provided a 4 or 5 star rating altered the recipe in some way. I am open to trying the recipe again -- take out half of the flour in the streusel, add another banana to the muffin mix as well as some extra vanilla extract.

  • sofronia22 Posted: 12/27/10
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    the ingredients in here are sooooo high on the rate chart, banana, oatmeal, thats good for you. the taste is so yummie. i just love them and they are easy to make. a good way to use those bananas that we cant seem to get to fast enough ;)

  • rmiller2 Posted: 07/21/11
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    These muffins turned out pretty well. I do agree that there wasn't as much flavor as I would have liked and were a tad gummy, but also moist and not too heavy. I substituted low-fat plain yogurt for the milk (which I don't think made much of a difference in the final product). I also did not make the topping because I prefer muffins without added sweetness/garnish.

  • jessicamorris Posted: 09/26/11
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    tasted good but the bottom was a little over cooked!

  • dawnhersh Posted: 01/02/12
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    A good use of bananas that are too mushy to eat straight up. Added a pinch of cardamon to the batter to give it a bit of kick. Didn't have brown sugar, so used white sugar. Added some grated ginger to the topping - which made way too much. Threw at least 2/3 of it away. Also, didn't have walnuts, so used slivered almonds.

  • hljpolson Posted: 07/29/12
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    Should spray the muffin liners. Made a triple batch and they turned out pretty good. Next time I might add a litte banana extract to boost flavor.

  • GoBucks Posted: 09/12/12
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    Simply delicious. If you follow the recipe and don't make substitutions, it won't disappoint!

  • wgcorbett Posted: 08/05/12
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    These muffins were great. I used all whole wheat flour, added some ground flax seed and a scoop of protein powder to the dry ingredients. I also added more walnuts, based on others' ratings. By mistake I ended up making the streusel with melted instead of softened butter and I actually preferred it. The streusel-ish topping was tasty, but not crumbly.

  • maddypotpie Posted: 02/10/13
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    As other reviewers mentioned, this recipe makes way too much streusel topping and is too "floury". Cut the flour by half. These were slightly bland and didn't have enough banana flavor. I won't be making these again because I have a lot better recipes for my overripe bananas.

  • lauribear Posted: 09/08/12
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    These are delicious and incredibly moist! I would have given them 5 stars, but the recipe made way too much streusel for 12 muffins. If I hadn't had to throw out half of it, I would have given them 5 stars for sure. I added some freshly grated nutmeg to the dry ingredients and swapped in allspice for the cinnamon in the streusel topping. I also replaced 1/4 cup of the white flour with flaxseed meal. I kept the rest the same and muffins are wonderful. I will be making these again for sure.

  • Peggeo Posted: 05/24/13
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    These were easy to make and okay. Way to much streusel topping and was too floury. I used pecans since I didn't have walnuts. I also thought they were a little bland, maybe more vanilla and another banana.

  • JessicaAnnLewis Posted: 10/23/13
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    The muffins/bread were good but a little bland. If you are looking for a less sweet version of the standard banana bread this is the recipe you've been looking for.

  • sweetette Posted: 10/07/13
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    My batch had a mild banana flavor and were very nice. Yes, they were a bit gummy on the bottom, but truthfully, most low-fat muffins are somewhat gummy. I'd up the spices and maybe even add finely diced pineapple and ginger root next time, but will make them again soon. I did without the streusel topping as well, as The Honey isn't into that. I bet they will be YUMMY with a little peanut butter tomorrow morning:)

  • adoglesby Posted: 08/04/13
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    Very gummy on bottom, sticking to liner.

  • Gettinthere46 Posted: 01/13/14
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    These were delicious. I added some blueberries also, and used bread flour. It seems to make for a better texture. They came out of the oven looking like they were from the bakery and my kids devoured them...mom too!

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