Back To School Banana Muffins

So many of us have sent our kids back to school.... or to their rooms to be in front of their computers. And it has been such a rush to try and pull it all together. We've had to set up make-shift class rooms, workspaces and art studios. We are expected to be parents and teachers. And now we are also expected to be cafeteria workers, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. I'm here to save you a little bit of stress! Make these back to school banana muffins and your kids (and you) will have a quick and tasty breakfast that you can feel good about.

I'm not going to lie, meal planning is my jam! But I'm used to planning only for dinner. We usually have the necessary items on hand for breakfast like cereal and fruit, but I've never really planned it out. Until recently.... I discovered during quarantine that my children would rather skip breakfast than have to create something for themselves. (Teenagers!) So I discovered that if I made something that was "grab and go", they would eat it. And my husband would snag one on his way to the office (all that way to the other room).

If you have some over ripe bananas in the kitchen and don't know what to do with them, this is your solution. I've got your breakfast covered for the next few days!

Banana Muffins

1 1/2 C. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

3 large, very ripe, bananas - mashed

3/4 C. sugar

1 egg

1/3 C. salted butter, melted

For the oat topping:

1/2 C. brown sugar

1/3 C. oats

1/4 C. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use fun paper liners to add some interest for your kids and line your muffin tins. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set that mixture aside.

Combine the bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Add in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans, filling them about 2/3 full. I like to use an ice cream scooper for just the right amount!

Place them in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes. Test the center of one with a toothpick and add a little more time if the pick doesn't come out clean.

While they are baking, mix together the ingredients for the oat topping.

After the muffins have finished baking, sprinkle the tops with the oat mixture and bake for 1 minute more.

I hope your family enjoys these as much as mine does. And don't sweat this teach/work/eat from home thing.... you've totally got this!