Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins are the best easy banana muffin recipe! Tender cake with mashed bananas, topped with a cinnamon-spiced buttery crumb.

Banana Bread isn’t the only easy, delicious Baked Good Recipe that you can make with ripe bananas and common pantry items! These bakery style banana muffins are just as quick, easy, and tasty!

Banana Crumb Muffins stacked on plate with strawberry garnish

With a cinnamon spiced crumb topping and tender cake, these banana muffins are an instant favorite. The buttery streusel is so easy and addicting, you can put it on all of your classic baked goods and muffin recipes. From Blueberry Muffins to French Toast Bake to these Banana Muffins, a crumb topping turns every breakfast recipe into the best ever!

Perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast, these tasty Banana Crumb Muffins are ready in less than an hour. Clean up is a breeze with just two mixing bowls, no beaters or stand mixer needed. It’s easier to mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl before adding so the batter doesn’t get over-mixed. If you want make this a one bowl recipe, whisk in the dry ingredients individually, careful not to over-mix.

Banana Crumb Muffins collage of prep steps

Banana Crumb Muffins are a great recipe for ripe bananas that take half the time of any quick bread. The tender, fluffy cake like muffin is made with common pantry ingredients and is with moistened with mashed bananas. If your bananas aren’t ripe enough but you don’t want to wait to make this recipe you can roast them.

How to Quickly Ripen Bananas:

If you’ve never heard of roasting bananas to ripen them, be prepared to have your mind blown. You’ll never have to worry about waiting for your bananas to ripen again. Plus, roasting bananas brings out more banana flavor and sweetness!

  • Roast the bananas (don’t remove the peel) at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, until they are blackened.
  • Cool the bananas completely before peeling.
Banana Crumb Muffins collage of prep steps

These delicious banana muffins with a cinnamon sugar crumb topping go great with a cup of coffee and a little bit of butter. Banana Crumb Muffins are a go-to brunch recipe since they can be made up to 2 days in advance. Keep the muffins in a paper towel lined container to absorb moisture and keep the streusel from getting soggy.

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Banana Crumb Muffins sliced in half on plate with strawberry garnish

Frequently Asked Questions

How much chocolate chips should I add to Banana Crumb Muffins?

Chocolate chips make the best ever Banana Crumb Muffins that even better. Stir in ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or white chocolate chips before baking.

Can I add chopped fruit to Banana Muffins?

For more natural sweetness, fold in chopped fruit or berries to the muffin batter. Strawberries, apples, blueberries, and peaches all taste great with banana!

What other add-ins go well with Banana Crumb Muffins?

For a crunch like in Banana Bread Muffins, add ½ cup chopped walnuts. You can also add-in other nuts, shredded sweetened coconut, or peanut butter chips for more flavor.

How do I make healthy Banana Muffins?

Make these Banana Muffins extra healthy with whole wheat flour and swapping the oil with applesauce. Use the same measurements in a one-to-one healthy swap.

Can I use this recipe for Banana Crumb Mini Muffins?

To make mini muffins, spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin or line with paper liners. Fill muffin cups ¾ full with batter and bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes.

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How to Store Banana Crumb Muffins

  • Serve: Keep your Banana Crumb Muffins at room temperature for up to 4 days in a paper towel lined plastic bag or container.
  • Store: These Banana Crumb Muffins will stay fresh in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Store in an airtight container and bring to room temperature to serve.
  • Freeze: Cool the muffins completely before freezing in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. To reheat easily, wrap individual muffins in aluminum foil before freezing. Pop foil wrapped muffin in oven until warm.
Banana Crumb Muffins in serving bowl with one cut in half

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Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins are the best easy banana muffin recipe! Tender cake with mashed bananas, topped with a cinnamon-spiced buttery crumb.
Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium bananas , mashed (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup canola oil


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • 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 ½ 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 ¼ cup measure, put the batter in the cupcake liners.

Crumb Topping:

  • In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, ¼ cup flour, and cinnamon.
  • Mix in tiny cubes of 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.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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Banana Crumb Muffins in muffin tin before baking
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Easy, buttery brown sugar crumb topped tender banana muffins. A quick delicious way to use up over-ripe bananas!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Very good muffin! Moist and light. I did six of just banana and six with chocolate chips!

  2. Just tried them and they are the best muffins I have ever made! They are moist and sweet and overall awesome. TFTR (Thanks For The Recipe)

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. Wow thank you so much for coming back and letting me know you enjoyed them! And for the kind words you just made my day!

    2. Cooking from scratch tends to be more difficult for me, but I give this recipe two thumbs up??! My son asked for banana muffins and I used this recipe and it was a hit…. The only chg I made is used cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top in place of the crumb topping… Simply to save time for me. Even better is I make the whole recipe but bake only a few muffins at a time freezing the rest of the batter. Thank you so much for making this baking experience delightful for me and delicious for my son!

  5. 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

  6. 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! ?

  7. 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!

    1. Sounds amazing! I would even suggest layering the crumb mixutre in the middle and on top! Make sure to bake it around 40-50 minutes and check with a toothpick in the middle to ensure it’s done. Enjoy!!

  8. These were amazing !  I had to make 3 batches to keep up with the hungry kids snatching them up as quick as they could . Took some to the neighbors and they LOVED them too. So good

  9. Yuuuum. The first time I made these I only had 2 bananas and they still turned out amazing. Made them again tonight with 3 bananas. Still delicious but I preferred the first batch with one less banana. However, hubby likes this batch better. He is obsessed with these muffins, especially that crumb topping. I have made banana muffins many times but this recipe is hands down the best!!!

  10. Sabrina ,What kind of oil substitutions would you suggest for someone allergic to canola oil ?
    Your previous answer didn’t clarify an oil to use.
    Would Veg. oil or shortening work just as well ?
    And would the taste be altered ?
    Thank you so much !

    1. Sorry this comment took so long to get to, it ended up in my spam filter somehow! Yes vegetable oil would be a perfect subsitute. I am so sorry I am sure you’ve moved on from/made this recipe a long time ago. My comment filter has been eating comments like crazy without me realizing it.

    1. No, I haven’t tested for that. I don’t know how the leavening agents would react and there’s risk of the bananas changing in texture or flavor overnight.

    1. Yes! All the time and they’re great popped in the microwave wrapped in a damp paper towel for 20 seconds.

  11. Just made my first batch, and I have to say these are purely delicious. The crunchy topping is wonderful. I did add a cup of raisins to the mix for my hubby. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  12. These comments are great, but did anyone actually TRY making them? Who cares if you think they look amazing! Of course they do.

    1. I think when recipes are published, people get excited about making it in the future, but if you look further down, there’s a lot of comments about actually making the muffins! Hope that helps!

  13. I made these last night, and they are fantastic! Very moist and sweet….my husband loved them! This is now my “go to” recipe for banana muffins!

  14. No hyperbole is spared with these muffins! At first taste I knew they were here to stay in my weekly rotation. I have no baking experience whatsoever but these tasted like I bought them at a cafe or bakery! I halve all sugar in the recipe as my household is not in the US and American food can be a bit sweet for us. Likewise, I use 4 bananas instead of 3 because produce here is tiny. I rave about these muffins to whomever asks. Do yourself a favor and make them! Thank you, again, Sabrina!

  15. Made them exactly as the recipe states. These are the over the top “the best”! I got exactly 12 muffins. My family and friends loved them. Moist on the inside and love the crunchy topping. Excellent flavor. Fantastic recipe !

  16. I made theses tonight for my husbands lunch, but I had to sample one first, wow they are scrumptious? I’ll definitely be making these a lot!!! Thanks

  17. I made these today in a triple batch (had so many extra bananas) and they turned out very nice. The recipe is nice and easy and the crumb topping was great. I did have quite a bit of the topping left over (guess I didn’t sprinkle enough on each one) and I added some pecans for an added crunch.

  18. Just made these and they are simply amazing ! So easy to make, while moist on the inside and crispy and sweet on top ! Definitely going to be a go to recipe of mine from now on !! 🙂

  19. Thanks for the recipe! One question — in the second picture with the mixing bowl/mixer, are you adding the bananas to another wet mixture on the other side?

    1. No, that’s the same wet mixture – in the picture, I’m adding in the bananas after mixing it first, but there’s no need to mix first.

  20. I just literally finished baking these today and oh my baking GODS!!! They are so heavenly Devine, the crumb topping which turns like a caramelized topping has me singing… Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is honestly the best!!! I am a picky foodie!!

  21. I just made these with some bananas that were over ripe and WOW these muffins are to die for! They are very light and fluffy and the crumb topping gave them a caramel flavor. This will be my new go to recipe for bananas. Thanks for sharing this great muffin.

    1. Kristen, so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know you liked it!

  22. THE best banana muffin ever! I followed recipe exactly as written and it was sooo moist and had the perfect amount of sweetness!! Thank you! Definitely a KEEPER

  23. These muffins are my husband’s specialty. He used to make them for me all the time, and now it is the other way around.

    1. I wish my hubby would cook for me! I have to take comfort in the fact he does all the dishes for me.

  24. ohhh these look so tasty! I love easy recipes especially with summer here I need some tasty breakfast ideas for the kids.

  25. I like the idea of adding the crumble, it makes an ordinary muffin extraordinary doesn’t it? I bet these don’t last long when you make them.

  26. Those look amazing! These would be perfect to pair with a brunch over the weekend, or even a light breakfast.

  27. You had me at banana crumbs. I love any pastry that has banana in it. These look really tempting!

  28. That looks like a great recipe. We tend to let our bananas get ripe too fast in our home, this would be a great recipe to make without having to throw the too ripe bananas away!

  29. We always have leftover bananas and these muffins would be a great way to use them before they go bad. I think they can even pass as a breakfast item too, at least they will in my mind.

  30. They look delicious! I am a big fan of crumb topped muffins. So good for an early morning treat.

  31. Oh my goodness, how delicious. I love everything about these. That topping? LOVE IT. Will have to make these, the only issue is whether I will be able to share them. LOL

  32. They look amazing, I believe they would be the best ever. can’t wait to try it myself, printing off the recipe right now!

  33. Oh these look and sound so amazing! I think my kids would really dig into them too. I need to try these out this week.

  34. Oh my gosh, these look and sound phenomenal! I’ve been trying to master the “crumb” topping for a while! I have some over ripe bananas on my counter right now! Totally going to try this recipe today. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Awesome!! I hope you love them and would love you to let me know what you think after you’ve made them if you can 🙂

  35. BEST EVER BANANA CRUMB MUFFINS ARE THE BEST! Can’t wait to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thanks! I won’t lie, I sort of hid the rest of them to enjoy with my morning coffee. My hubby didn’t notice, we tend to have tons of desserts everywhere.

  36. We are going on a trip next week and this would be a great road trip! This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!