Can you add bananas to that?

This December we’re on to our next baking obsession – which seems to be centered around bananas. Banana bread, banana oat muffins, banana pancakes, and more. Want to cook along with us? If so, here’s our favorite recipes this month. Do you have any yummy baking obsessions to share? I would love if you would send them my way since we’re always looking for something new to try.

Banana Bread Recipe

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions

1. Set oven to 180 C (350 degrees F). Lightly spray pan with Pam.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt

3. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla

4. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts

5. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour

Banana Oat Muffins

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

For the Topping:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

2. Place 1 cup rolled oats in a food processor and process until ground. In a large bowl, combine ground oats with flour, 1 tablespoon rolled oats, chopped walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the banana and vanilla. Stir in sour cream. Mix oat/flour mixture into egg mixture. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans.

5. To make Topping: In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.

6. Generously sprinkle muffins with topping.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

NOTE: We noticed the muffins seem a little flatter than normal and think that it’s the topping causing it to flatten out a bit. Still tastes delicious so don’t worry!