Best Ever Banana Crumb Muffins

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Best Banana Muffins: these aren’t regular ol‘ banana muffins. No, these easy to make, yet bakery-worthy banana muffins stand out thanks to the buttery, cinnamon sugar crumb on top. 

Best banana muffins with buttery, sugary crumb on top

Best Banana Muffins

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 muffins with a cinnamon sugar crumb top 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 banana muffins are an instant favorite.

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Banana Muffins for Banana Split Burgers…Yep.

These banana muffins with crumb top also have a second reason for appearing on the blog today. They mark 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!

How to Make the best banana muffins

Back to the task at hand! Let’s make some delicious banana muffins with a cinnamon sugary crumb top to go along with that cup of coffee you are enjoying on this fine Sunday morning. If you start these banana 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
  • 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
  • Using a 1/4 cup measure, put the batter in the cupcake liners.

How to make banana muffins

Yummy Crumb Topping for Banana Muffins

These aren’t ordinary banana muffins. Why? Because they have a crumb topping that makes them the BEST banana muffins. This is how you make it your banana muffins banana CRUMB muffins.

  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and cinnamon.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles a pea-sized mixture. Crumble over muffins.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cake springs back with lightly touched.

Making the crumb for banana crumb muffins


Best banana muffins in muffin tins ready to bake

Recipe

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Best Ever Banana Crumb Muffins

4.97 from 28 votes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!

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

For Topping:

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon butter

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  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.

To make the topping:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and cinnamon.

  2. Cut in butter until mixture resembles a pea sized mixture. Crumble over muffins.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the cake springs back with lightly touched.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 Muffins, Amount per serving: 266 calories, Calories: 266g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 214mg, Potassium: 177mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 28g, Vitamin A: 95g, Vitamin C: 2.6g, Calcium: 32g, Iron: 1.1g

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Keywords: Banana Muffins, breakfast muffins
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Banana muffins with delicious crumb on top made from sugar butter and cinnamon

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

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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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  1. I never comment on people’s food blogs, but this recipe was worth writing a comment for. These muffins are the best. This is my second time making them and the first time they were good, but the second time I cooked them for only 15 min. and they were even better! (I let them cook in the muffin tin for 2-3 min. after pulling them out). You can even make double the dry ingredients and put one half in a bag and save for later, so you can make your next batch a little bit faster the next time!

  2. Hello! I had to come back after I made this recipe to tell you that these were the best muffins ever! So yummy and moist with an awesome banana flavor! And boy do I agree with you, the best ever crumb topping! The topping took the muffins over the top! I love your recipes and your blog is my go-to whenever I want to find a good recipe. Thanks again!

  3. I made these muffins and I have to say they are the BEST. I had a few ready to banana bread bananas to use ,but didn’t want to make the loaf,so i opted for muffins. I came across this recipe ,it looked easy ,although I am a good baker,I gave them a whirl,fantastic! My landlord happened to be visiting that week( she lives in another state) I offered her a muffing and she came back for another,it was Halloween so it was like trick or treat. Before she left for home she asked to have 2 more one for the plane ride home and one to take to her husband.
    They are super delicious

  4. If your looking for THE BEST muffin recipe! Look no further! These are to die for!
    I only put topping on half of the muffins in the event they were too sweet (is there such a thing???) and they are so delicious and moist!!!! Great recipe! ?

  5. these were ah-mazing my husband loves banana bread so I made mine into loafs and he said this was better than any regular loaf I have made before!