Banana Buttermilk Muffins Recipe

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Like my father, I love to spend time in the kitchen inventing new recipes. There are a few pleasures greater than sampling one of these warm muffins on a winter day. —Kimberly Kronenburg, New Lenox, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add bananas and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. For the topping, combine the flour, brown sugar and oats. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle a rounded teaspoonful over each muffin.
  3. Bake at 400° for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 15 muffins.
Originally published as Banana Buttermilk Muffins in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p42

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Added an extra banana .i like the topping. I'll use it for other things too:)"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Added cinnamon and a sprinkle of nutmeg to this recipe and left off the topping. Was very good and moist."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2013

"very bland"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"Very good banana bread, not too sweet. The crumb topping is delicious!"

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"Very good! I must not have it the butter in well enough because I had flour left on top of some. Tasty, but not pretty. I will melt the butter, I think. Didn't have any buttermilk, but added a teaspoon of vinegar to the cup of milk and let it sit a few minutes. Easy."

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