Lots of ripe bananas, cognac, spiced rum, and honey transform the simple banana muffin into a richer, sweeter, more scrumptious morsel of heaven.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup spiced rum
- 1/4 cup cognac
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease two twelve-cup muffin tins.
In a mixing bowl, mix bananas, 1/2 cup brown sugar, honey, rum, and cognac with an electric mixer until smooth.
In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, cream white sugar, 2/3 cup brown sugar, eggs, and melted butter. Pour banana mixture and creamed egg mixture into the flour, and stir until just combined. Spoon mixture into muffin tins, filling cups 3/4 full.
In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter in muffin tins.
Bake muffins in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until done.