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Banana Crunch Muffins

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I was looking for a good banana muffin recipe a few years ago, and came across this one, I was intrigued by the idea of adding granola, hoping that it would produce a heartier muffin, and I was very happy with the result! This muffin comes out smooth and light; a texture that is enhanced perfectly by the granola.

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I changed the original recipe, which also included chopped walnuts and banana chips, as well as instructions to leave pieces of banana in the batter. I chose to completely blend the banana for a smooth batter. I like the addition of coconut, but my family wasn’t very enthusiastic about it, so I usually leave it out.

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  • 3 cups flour
  • 1  1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten or egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 bananas, blended
  • 2 cups granola

OR

  • 1  1/2 cup granola  PLUS  1  1/2 cup shredded coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin cups with paper liners,

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in eggs, milk, vanilla, butter and bananas. Fold in granola (and coconut). Scoop into muffin liners.

3. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yield: 24

{Kudos to allrecipes.com!}

Cowboy Coffee Cake

Cowboy Cake from Kaye's Cupboard (2)Ah, cake for breakfast. It’s such a great way to start the morning, right? This cake is a delight; it’s light and crumbly, with the perfect amount of cinnamon and nutmeg. I really like the extra brown sugar, butter, and flour crumbs on top, because it adds such a great texture.

Cowboy Cake from Kaye's Cupboard (4).I put this together one morning when my husband was out of town, and I wanted something special to get the day off to a good start. It comes together quickly and gave us just enough time to finish an obligatory bowl of cereal before digging in. I love that this isn’t overly sweet; it’s perfect for a cozy morning!

Cowboy Cake from Kaye's Cupboard (3)

  • 1  1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten or equivalent egg substitute

1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease an 8 x 8 pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs; reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture to sprinkle over the batter. To remaining crumb mixture, mix in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add buttermilk and egg.

2. Pour evenly into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake about 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve warm.

Yield: 9 servings

{Kudos to Better Homes and Gardens’ “Our Best Recipes!”}