Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins or should I say, Banana Crumb Cupcakes? They’re truly a muffin but they’re so light and fluffy it resembles a cupcake more than a muffin. A delicious treat that’s perfect for any time of day.

A pile of muffins

These muffins are always a hit in my house and make them often. Since I’m a banana lover, sometimes I buy way too many bananas!….more than I can eat in one week. And as soon as I have 3 bananas that start to over ripen, I make these Banana Crumb Muffins.

Another non Mexican breakfast that I love is this Healthy Kiwi Parfait and these baked cinnamon donuts. If Mexican breakfast is your thing, then try these Molletes that you will love!

Close up image of the crumbs on top of the muffin

This recipe was originally published in Sept 2018. It was updated to revise the content and photographs. The original recipe remains the same. Enjoy!

How to make Banana Crumb Muffins

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it comes together in no time and there is no special equipment necessary. All you need is a few bowls, a wish, a spatula and a fork!

  • Always start by preheating your oven. Set it to 375 degrees F. then line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • To make the crumb topping by combining the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add 1 tablespoon cold butter to this mixture and with your hands, blend it until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and canola oil.
One bowl with egg/banana mixture, one egg with flour and another small bowl with crumb mixture
  • Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
A bowl with muffin batter and one with cinnamon crumbs
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray and then sprinkle with reserved crumb topping, using your fingertips to gently press the crumbs into the batter.
Close up image of the cinnamon crumbs on top of the batter
  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
A 12 muffin pan showing the cinnamon crumbs on top of the batter

Enjoy with a cup of coffee, tea or milk! Actually, these will taste amazing even with just water. They’re that good!

A plate with banana crumb muffins and a tea pot in the background

I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com and the reviews were amazing so I decided to go for it… so glad I did! These were my modifications: 1) Replaced the butter with canola oil 2) Added cinnamon powder & 3) added vanilla extract.

I can’t imagine they would have turned out better without those changes.  If you decide to make them, I recommend you follow those suggestions as well!

A pile of muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins

Servings 12 muffins
Ana Frias
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
These Banana Crumb Muffins are so light and fluffy they resemble a cupcake more than a muffin. No special equipment needed!
12 muffins

Ingredients
  

For the Crumb

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

For the muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • To make the crumb topping by combining the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Add 1 tablespoon cold butter to this mixture and with your hands, blend it until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and canola oil. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Sprinkle with reserved crumb topping, using your fingertips to gently press the crumbs into the batter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1muffin | Sodium: 184mg | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 120mg | Cholesterol: 16mg | Calories: 180kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 27g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

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