Best Ever Banana Crumb Muffins

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Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!You know that recipe growing up that your mom had that was covered in old smudges and stains, tiny little rips and creases from years of use? The one recipe your mom probably had committed to memory but still pulled out of the recipe box so you could follow along and help? These banana crumb muffins are just that kind of recipe. Easy enough that you think they must be ordinary but you take one bite and you immediately know these have to be in your regular baking rotation and will become a family favorite. With a crumb topping and tender cake, these muffins are an instant favorite.

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This recipe also has a second reason for appearing on the blog today. It marks the beginning of a series of posts leading up to the image I teased about on Instagram. Did you head over there and take a peek? You should. I’ll wait here… did you look? Yes, that picture is actually a Banana Split Ice Cream Burger! These banana crumb muffins are the buns before they get glazed in the homemade caramel sauce (you would fight someone over the last spoonful of this caramel sauce!) and … wait. I am not going to give away the farm on that recipe… there is so much more to come with it!

Back to the task at hand! Let’s make some delicious banana crumb muffins to go along with that cup of coffee you are enjoying on this fine Sunday morning. If you start these muffins now you can be enjoying them in less than an hour and trust me when I say this, it will make your Sunday morning glorious!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin pan with baking spray or line with 12 cupcake liners. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a second bowl, mix together bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and canola oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined.Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!
Using a 1/4 cup measure, put the batter in the cupcake liners.

To make the topping: In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and cinnamon. Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!
Cut in butter until mixture resembles a pea sized mixture. Crumble over muffins.Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!
Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cake springs back with lightly touched.

Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!
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Best Ever Banana Crumb Muffins

Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas , mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil , melted
  • Topping Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a muffin pan with baking spray or line with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a second bowl, mix together bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and canola oil.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined.
  5. Using a 1/4 cup measure, put the batter in the cupcake liners.
  6. To make the topping In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and cinnamon.
  7. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a pea sized mixture. Crumble over muffins.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cake springs back with lightly touched.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes

Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!

Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!

These are easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas! Did you grow up with a family favorite recipe you are nostalgic for? Do you ever get a chance to recreate it now? Or do you wait until you go home to have it again? Tell me in the comments below! Oh, and happy Sunday! Hope it is a relaxing one before another crazy Monday rolls around.

 

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