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Banana Nut Streusel Muffins

1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 Tbs all-purpose flour
2 Tbs butter or margarine

15-oz. container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 ripe bananas
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a blender pulse pecans, then add brown sugar and flour, pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse to blend. Set aside.

In a blender combine cheese, oil, eggs, and bananas, blend until smooth. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl; add cheese mixture and fold in. Fill muffin cups half full and sprinkle a scant teaspoon of the streusel mixture over each. Bake about 20-25 minutes, until tops are light golden.

Makes 18