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Healthy Dessert: Banana Walnut Crumb Muffins

Healthy Dessert: Banana Walnut Crumb Muffins

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  1. Muffin:
    1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 ripe bananas, mashed
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1/3 cup Earth Balance margarine, melted
    1/2 cup walnuts
  1. Crumb topping:
    1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 tablespoon Earth Balance margarine


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, and melted Earth Balance margarine. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Add the walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, two tablespoons flour, and cinnamon. Cut in one tablespoon Earth Balance margarine until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool muffin pan on a rack.

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