Going to the grocery store has turned into an epic quest to find the perfect bananas. In the Clothier home, we like them to still be a bit green - they are firmer and have a better flavor. But there's a lot to consider: How many to get? How many do I think we will eat in the next few days? Is one a day good, or will my wife and I both eat one each day? What about if I want to put them in cereal or something else? And the most important variable that determines if I leave with a bunch or empty handed is how green they are. Occasionally, I will find some that will be perfect in a couple of days and pair them with a few that are perfect right now.

But no matter how hard I plan, there always seems to be one or two that go uneaten or ripen a lot quicker than expected. It is in these situations that I think banana bread was first conceived - a way to use those blackening bananas before they go to waste.

The best thing about these muffins is the crumbly coating that goes on top of them. The added texture and flavor is well worth the extra calories.

Since this is one of those things I don't make very often, I don't give much thought as to how bad it is for you. I'd rather be happy and plump than starve myself endlessly. If worse comes to worst, there's always the gym...

Step 1: Ingredients

For the Bread:
3 - 4 Bananas, Mashed
2 Cups all-purpose Flour
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Stick Butter, Softened
2 Eggs, Slightly Beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt

For the Topping:
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Cinnamon

1 Cup Walnuts, Chopped

Oven Temp:
Once you have everything, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
<p>Delicious! I can't wait to give these a go.</p>
<p>I found your recipe a little over a year ago and have been making these delicious muffins ever since. I absolutely love banana bread and make it quite well, but I wanted something people could easily grab at a gathering and I simply had plenty of bananas. Long story short, anytime I make these muffins EVERYONE loves them! Myself included :)</p>
<p>Awesome, I'm glad they have worked well for you!</p>
i forgot the baking soda,its not in the instructions :(....good instructable though :)
Thanks for pointing that out. I listed it in the ingredients, but forgot to mention when to add it as well as the salt! <br> <br>All things considered, I rarely use baking soda or powder when I bake unless I have a bunch on hand (which is rare, unless you count the box keeping my fridge smelling fresh). It's one of those things that has it's purpose but isn't all that necessary, like the &quot;pinch of salt&quot; found in all things sweet - I typically leave that out as well.
yeah i rarely use it either,thats probably why i forgot it...there still good though :)
How yum! I've had banana bread, but never with a cinnamon sugar topping! Sound wonderful :)

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