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My Favorite Banana Crumb Muffins

I have made many banana bread recipes, but this one is by far my favorite. This recipe yields an absolutely delicious, moist muffin with a delectable crunchy crumb topping.

I honestly think I have made this recipe well over twenty times. My co-workers actually bring me their brown bananas to make these for them. You can tweak this recipe any way you want, I have added nuts, added cream cheese frosting, added chocolate frosting, made mini muffins – the variations are endless!


Banana Crumb Muffins

Ingredients:

For the Banana Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Crumb Topping

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

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

3. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

4. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

5. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

- adapted from allrecipes

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Linda Robinette

Monday 25th of May 2015

I just made these because it was cheaper to buy a bag of ripe bananas than to buy just two. I switched the 1/3 cup butter for 1/3 cup oil. They are DELICIOUS...but, I might leave the sweet crumbles off next time. It was more like a dessert. :)

Jamie

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Linda- I'm glad you enjoyed these muffins. Thanks for visiting!

-Jamie

Sue

Sunday 6th of April 2014

Can these muffins be frozen ?

Jamie

Wednesday 9th of April 2014

Sue-

I haven't tried freezing the muffins but, I think they would be fine. Thanks so much for stopping in and have a wonderful day!

-Jamie

Pam

Thursday 12th of September 2013

If I decided to substitute the white sugar in the muffin for brown sugar, would this harm the consistency of the muffin? Everyone in this house is on a health kick (excluding me lol) and I just want to make something that everyone can enjoy.

Jamie

Friday 13th of September 2013

Hey Pam, You can definitely substitute regular granulated sugar, but I don't think the muffins would be as moist. Also, there isn't actually much of a nutritional change between white and brown sugar - about 1 calorie a teaspoon? You might be better off using the equivalent amount of honey or agave. I haven't tried it, so I'm not sure how the liquid would change things, but I'm pretty sure it could work. -Jamie

Tammy

Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

Best muffins ever! They are super yummy!

Jessica

Friday 1st of June 2012

Just made these today. Just lovely & moist. Thanks for the recipe!

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