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Jumbo Banana-Pecan Muffins

These tender muffins are topped with a delightful streusel. They make a great treat for Christmas morning when served with fresh fruit and coffee. —Pam Ivbuls, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine bananas, sour cream, eggs and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined jumbo muffin cups two-thirds full. For streusel, in a small bowl, combine flour, sugars and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly; stir in pecans. Sprinkle over tops.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.

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  • loleson
    Apr 18, 2014

    My new favorite banana muffin recipe! Very moist. I made regular size muffins the second time because the jumbo size was more dessert than breakfast. Also used walnuts instead of pecans.

  • curlysue024
    Apr 10, 2012

    Very tasty!

  • ferndale52
    Mar 27, 2012

    moist and light, the streusel bakes into the top so it is easier to eat.

  • christine8591
    Mar 20, 2012

    No comment left

  • judy_g
    Mar 18, 2012

    Made for a Bake Sale to benefit MS Awareness Week and they sold very well.I suggested that they heat in microwave for 15 seconds. Thank You for the great recipe

  • ilka896
    Mar 16, 2012

    These were absolutely delicious! I think the best muffins I ever made. The bananas are amazing in them. They taste amazing when they are warm. I would definitely recommend this recipe to everyone.

  • chrisi_star
    Mar 16, 2012

    They are amazing!!!!!!!! Loved them and super simple! Made 24 standard cupcake size

  • DorothyShaw
    Mar 11, 2012

    I just made these muffins and I made them in regular muffin tins and got 1 1/2 dozen and they smelled so good baking that I almost couldn't wait until they were done. The sour cream makes them the best!

  • LuauGirl
    Mar 6, 2012

    Can we get the nutrition facts on this recipe so we'll know just how bad it is for us?

  • tmaston
    Mar 6, 2012

    Well I am planning on making this recipe this weekend or Friday night for a quick Saturday morning breakfast with scrambled eggs and orange juice. It sounds very good and I believe it will be eaten by my whole household.......yummy!