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Banana Buttermilk Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


15 muffins

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


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. 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 for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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    Feb 23, 2021

    Thought recipe was was really bland and hard to taste the banana. Would add another banana if I made this again. Also I sprinkled walnuts over top. Might add some cinnamon too. Texture was nice.

  • meliss.beyer
    Nov 30, 2020

    I made these because I had "made" buttermilk for a different recipe then realized I didn't have a key ingredient! These were pretty good. I added chocolate chips and used only sugar in the raw for the topping since I was trying to make them quickly. They could have used cinnamon. Next time.

  • angela32
    Oct 30, 2020

    Very good, I added pecans to the topping

  • Squeaky
    Oct 7, 2019

    This is a nice simple tasty muffin recipe but it really only needs half the sugar. I use 1/2 a cup only, and measure the other ingredients with 'scant' amounts, just a bit less than given, and it fits nicely in a 12 spot muffin tin. If you puree the bananas it makes them a lot sweeter than mashing. Sometimes I add a little bit of chocolate chips.

  • Jody
    Dec 9, 2017

    Good muffins...I just don't know why some muffin recipes have the quantity of 15 muffins. Where do you ever see a 15 muffin tin. The standard is 12. I have to bake the extra 3 with an empty muffin tin or throw the rest of the mixture out. If you try to add extra to each muffin mix it over runs in the tin.

  • HOGWriter
    Apr 2, 2017

    I followed advice from lettuceleaf and agree completely. Next time however, I will not try to squeeze the recipe into a 12 count pan as the muffins ended up looking a little tortured by the time I was able to get them out.

  • lettuceleaf
    Oct 17, 2016

    Really yummy! Muffin isn't overly sweet so the struesel topping is perfect. I used 1 c AP flour and 1 c whole wheat flour and added chopped walnuts to the batter. Will definitely make again.

  • danielleylee
    Aug 25, 2016

    I made these at the beach. They were perfect. I did use an extra banana for moisture. I forgot the butter in the topping and no one missed it.

  • Kathyb123
    Feb 25, 2016

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

  • dnew19
    Mar 7, 2015

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