Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe

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Wendy Masters reports from Grand Valley, Ontario, "This is one of my very favorite recipes - and it's the only kind of muffin our 4-year-old will eat."
Recommended: Top 10 Muffin Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 243 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Combine bananas, sugar, egg and butter; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine the first three topping ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins.
  3. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Crumb Muffins in Taste of Home April/May 1996, p12

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 265531
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"The topping is what makes these banana muffins stand out. The only thing I did differently with the recipe was push the crumb topping slightly into the batter. These are delicious!"

Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 263176
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

"These are wonderful banana muffins! I followed the ingredients and instructions exactly. Baked them as indicated at 375 degrees for 20 minutes and they came out perfectly. They were moist, had great banana flavor and we loved the crumb topping. This recipe will be my go-to banana muffin recipe from now on!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 259195
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"easy and delicious!!! Waiting for them to come out of the oven right now!"

Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 234815
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015 Edited Apr. 22, 2017

"Excellent topping! Made 11 muffins with the blue scoop. I baked them at 350 for 17 minutes. I reduced the sugar to between 1/2 cup and 2/3 cup. I added nuts. This is a keeper!"

JadoreDuGateau User ID: 8288729 222661
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"These muffins turned out great and I made everything according to the directions. I did a tsp of cinnamon and vanilla extract for some added flavour. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 215386
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"What a light muffin! A flavorful light cupcake-like muffin topped with delicious crumble. This simple recipe delivered on a great crumb top. They looked pretty and kept nice for a few days. Great for a mid-morning snack. Made according to directions, using paper-lined cupcake wrappers. Tasty treat!"

Mommaneecee User ID: 7338582 9437
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"I have used this recipe for over 15 years as a go to for my over ripe bananas. They are delicious! I triple the cinnamon because my hubby loves cinnamon."

grmaniac User ID: 3687101 5534
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"Made these for a camping weekend with friends ,they did not last long. People of all ages love these muffins. Thanks for sharing these recipes."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 16191
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012 Edited Aug. 2, 2014

"I've prepared these muffins a # of times before & I have adjusted the recipe as follows: I'd used 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas! I'd gotten 1-1/2 dozen of these muffins! Thank you, Wendy Masters, for sharing this recipe! These muffins are delicious! delowenstein"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 9435
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012 Edited Aug. 2, 2014

"I have made this recipe before & these muffins were delicious!"

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