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Banana Crumb Muffins

This is one of my favorite recipes for banana crumb muffins—and it's the only kind our 4-year-old will eat.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 1 dozen


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Combine bananas, sugar, egg and butter; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine the first three topping ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over muffins.
  • Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 243 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • JMartinelli13
    Dec 17, 2020

    I've made this as muffins as well as in an 9x9 pan (bake for about 35 mins)- so good!

  • Macguire
    Jan 26, 2019

    I tried this recipe today for the first time. I didn’t do the crumb topping so I added 1/4 c brown sugar to the batter and an 1/4 c of applesauce for moistness and a carton of blue berries. They were wonderful!! I had bananas going bad and a pkg of blueberries that were 5 days old and needed to be used. Great recipe for any over ripe fruit you need to use.

  • Linda
    Oct 15, 2018

    I have been using this recipe for several years and it is absolutely delicious! I ad a handful of chopped walnuts to the batter. Perfect for a fall day, and the smell is wonderful!

  • Sunshinebakerpa
    Nov 5, 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! These are also good as mini muffins with chocolate chips in place of the topping. The kids like them that way.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    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!

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    May 4, 2017

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  • Debglass11
    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
    Jan 4, 2017

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

  • JadoreDuGateau
    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
    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!