ANZAC Crumble Banana Choc Chip Muffins

 

ANZAC Crumble Banana Choc Chip Muffins

Makes 16 regular size muffins or 30 mini muffins

My name is Sam and I am love all things ANZAC. Just type ANZAC into the bloggy search bar and you’ll see how much. Every year I try to come up with something even more ANZAC-delicious than the last, which is a pretty tough call, seeing as the humble ANZAC biscuit is deliciously perfect in it’s own right. This year I was determined to make an ANZAC muffin but the ripe banana muscled in on the action resulting in a light and fluffy muffin  and don’t get me started on that ANZAC crumble, it’s just the tops!

Ingredients

FOR THE TOPPING

45g rolled oats

3 tablespoons dessicated coconut

3 tablespoons plain flour

4 tablespoons brown sugar

45g butter, at room temperature

FOR THE MUFFINS

225g plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

115g  caster sugar

1 large egg

1/3 cup (80g) vegetable oil

3 tablespoons golden syrup

3/4 cup (180g)  milk, at room temperature

1 ripe banana

70g chocolate chips (white or milk)

ANZAC Crumble Banana Choc Chip Muffins

How to – Traditional

  1. Preheat oven to 180C /160C fan-forced. Grease or line (mini) muffin trays with paper cases.
  2. Make the crumble topping first. Put the oats, coconut, sugar and flour into a mixing bowl and combine with your hand. Cut the butter into small pieces and rub in into the dry ingredients with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Gently squeeze the mixture together until it forms pea-like clumps. Set aside.
  3. For the base, mix the flour, baking powder, bicarb and sugar in a large bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. In a separate bowl, mash the banana. Add  the eggs, oil, syrup and milk  and mix with a fork until just combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and mix the dry and wet ingredients together, stirring gently. Remember that when it comes to muffin batter, the lumpier the better!
  6. Drop 2 heaped tablespoons of  mixture  into the prepared muffin cases. If you’re making mini muffins, 1 heaped tablespoon will suffice.
  7. Cover the muffins with the crumble topping, dividing it equally between all the muffins, gently pressing the crumble down on each.
  8. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden. They should feel just firm when pressed in the centre.
  9. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
  10. Eat warm or if you can wait long enough for them to cool down, enjoy at room temperature.

How to – Thermomix

  1. Preheat oven to 180C /160C fan-forced.Grease or line (mini) muffin trays with paper cases.
  2. Make the crumble topping first. Put the oats, coconut sugar and flour into TM bowl and mix for 5 seconds on speed 4.  Cut the butter into small pieces, add to TM bowl and mix for 5 seconds on  speed 6. Transfer mixture to a bowl and gently squeeze the mixture together until it forms pea-like clumps. Set aside.
  3. For the base, mix the flour, baking powder, bicarb and sugar in TM bowl for 5 seconds on speed 4.  Set aside.
  4. Add the banana,  eggs, oil, golden syrup and  milk to TM bowl and mix for 5 seconds on speed 4. 
  5. Add  the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients into TM bowl. Add the chocolate chips. Mix for 5 seconds on speed 4, using the spatula to mix. Don’t over mix! Remember a lumpy mixture makes the best muffins!
  6. Drop 2 heaped tablespoons of  mixture  into the prepared muffin cases. If you’re making mini muffins, 1 heaped tablespoon will suffice.
  7. Cover the muffins with the crumble topping, dividing it equally between all the muffins, gently pressing the crumble down on each.
  8. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden. They should feel just firm when pressed in the centre.
  9. Allow to cool in tin for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Other info 

Prep Time:  5 – 10 minutes    Cooking time: 15- 20 minutes

ANZAC Crumble Banana Choc Chip Muffins

  • merilyn

    you are a delight sammie!
    they look great and you always bring a smile to my dial hun!
    i’ll give the recipe to my sister!;))
    much love m:)X

    • Oh they really are something special! David says it’s like a Golden Gaytime Muffin! Your comments always make me smile – you pop so much happy into my day! I hope your sister loves them as much as we do xx PS Hoppy Easter!

  • Yum! I would love these but I will need to make them coeliac friendly when I modify and cook them up I will send you the recipe how does that sound … xoxo

    • Perfecto – you so clever! I would love to try and make more recipes coeliac friendly but I have really bad gluten free flour karma!

      • That’s totes cool I will give them the coeliac run over eg oats are a no-no but sometimes I find quinoa flakes are not as soft if that makes sense. I usually have a pretty good success rate xo

  • You know I liked the anzac bar that we ve baked with Vicki! It was all new and surprising for me. Would love to try those ones! xx cathy

  • I have to admit that I didn’t know what ANZAC was but how nice to celebrate that day and with these amazing muffins!

    • I think it would be nice to celebrate any day with these muffins, they’re that yummy! Traditionally, we eat ANZAC biscuits on ANZAC day, but I like to think out of the biscuit packet!

  • What an awesome combination of flavours! These look SO good! xo

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    What a delicious idea Sammie! I had no idea that you were an ANZAC fan but you always surprise me in delightful ways 😀

    • Yes, I’ve been making up for lost time in the ANZAC department. I never had an ANZAC biscuit until I came to Australia and besides, they remind me of Hob Nobs. Have you ever tried one? Oats, so good!

  • what the what!!! I bet these smell as good as they look. You had me at banana. I am going to give them a go! Thanks Sammie! x

    • They’re so good! Even my banana hating hubby loved them, but only he because he says the topping tastes just like Golden Gaytime!

  • Yum! These look super yummy. AND your post made me realise my last week of work before mat leave will be a super short one. BONUS! Xx

  • Sammie I think you have out-ANZAC-ed yourself this time! These are genius. I love hybrid baked goods, and you have totally nailed this biscuit/muffin collision!

    • I took them to the hospital where the nurses thought I was a professional chef! LOL! There’s a lot of lovin’ for these muffins!

  • Yum Sammie – you cant go wrong with ANZAC in my mind.

  • Wow with all of that deliciousness in one muffin they are just begging to be made! Thanks for linking up to YWF too. x

  • That crumble!! I am in love with anything with a crumble topping…they look amazing 🙂

  • The Purple Ladle

    I am with Laura I love a crumble topping these sound amazing

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