Yep, they taste just as amazing as they sound. Light and moist, and not overly sweet. They are appropriately muffin-y, not like some banana muffins that just taste like banana bread in a muffin cup. Perfectly delicious.
Muffins are one of my favorite breakfasts on the go. I must admit that I love all breakfast foods, but I especially love the convenience of something that is already baked and ready for me!
I highly recommend browning the butter, it adds a slightly nutty depth of flavor that I especially love with the banana flavor here. If you aren’t sure how to do it or how to know when your butter is browned, there is an excellent tutorial on how to brown butter from How Sweet It Is, complete with pictures for each step. That said, simply melting the butter will suffice. You can leave out the chocolate chips or walnuts or swap in whatever you’d like.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp cold butter
- 2 Tbsp old fashioned oats
- Prepare Oat Crumb Topping: Mix brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly. Add oats and combine.
- Grease or line a muffin tin with paper liners. Preheat oven to 375.
- Brown the butter. (you could just melt it if you don't want to take the extra step to brown it). This can be done on the stove or in the microwave. To use the stove, just heat over medium heat until fizzing and cracking stops, the butter turns brown and has a nutty aroma. In the microwave, microwave high for a minute, then stir, then continue to microwave at 20-30 second intervals and stir, until the same (should take about 5 minutes).
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and oats with a whisk.
- In a separate bowl, add mashed banana, sugar, egg, and brown butter and mix (you can use a beater, but a wooden spoon works just as well).
- Add the dry and wet ingredients together and mix until just combined (don't over-mix), then fold in walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with crumb topping.
- Bake for 18 minutes.