Lara Katz: Dreaming Up Delicious


It's Not A Cronut, It's Not A Crookie, It's A Cuffin!

What happens When You Combine a Cookie and a Muffin? You get Muffin-Cookies!

by: Lara Katz

My two favourite things to bake are banana muffins and chocolate chip cookies so I thought combining the two would make a delicious treat...a Cuffin!

I love the explosion of food mashups that have been appearing everywhere.  The other wek-end my friend brought Crookies to our cottage.  A combination of a croissant and a cookie, these crookies had an oreo in the middle of a delicious croissant.

For my cuffins the softness of the centre is pure muffin while the slight crispy edges and the shape are all cookie. Including half whole wheat flour, two bananas, and some oats makes the recipe slightly nutritious, a characteristic it achieves all on its own. I think this is the start of something beautiful.


3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter, softened, unsalted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
3 tablespoons old-fashion rolled oats
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

 Preheat oven to 350F.

 In a medium-sized bowl mix together white and whole wheat flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

 In a stand mixer or by hand, mix together the butter, white and brown sugar. Add in the egg, vanilla and mashed banana. Mix well.

 Mix in the rolled oats and chocolate chips until well combined.

 Drop batter by tablespoons onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes or until outer edges are slightly golden. Allow cookies to cool on cooling racks.

Makes 30 cookies

Looking for more delicious baking recipes? Why not try my High Fibre Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe?