Streusel-Topped Banana Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin tin with papers or grease with shortening.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Use a pastry blender or two knives to cut the butter or margarine into the flour mixture until it looks like meal. Set aside.
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 large)
1/3 cup milk or 1/4 cup almond, soy, or rice milk
1/4 cup oil
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mash bananas in a medium-sized bowl. Add milk, oil, and egg. Beat with a wire whisk until blended. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix with a large spoon until just combined. Spoon into muffin tin about 2/3rds full. Spoon on streusel topping. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean when pricked in the center of the largest muffin. Good warm with butter.
Yield: 12 muffins