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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


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


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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  1. Tammy says:

    Best muffins ever! They are super yummy!

  2. Jessica says:

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

  3. Dewi says:

    Hi! I’m new to your blog. Banana muffins is one of my kids favorite snack to eat. Could I double this recipe?

    1. Jamie says:

      You should be fine with doubling the recipe. Have a great day!

  4. Melanie says:

    Thanks for the recipe! My husband loves them!

  5. Swats says:

    Hi Jamie,
    I made these yesterday and substituted All purpose flour to 1 cup Whole wheat flour & 1/2 cup Wholemeal flour. And they turned out really great. Loved them…plus a lil less guilt to indulge in these sweet treats!!!! I found the crumbs too sweet…maybe the next time i’ll sprinkle a very lil of these …
    Keep sharing your wonderful recipes..Thanks

  6. MaryBeth says:

    I made these this morning and loved them! Everybody at our house says "Thanks Jamie!"

  7. Patricia Scarpin says:

    These look so tender and delicious – I love baked goods with bananas!

  8. ~Madeline~ says:

    These look delicious! I’ve been looking for a great banana muffin recipe for a while. I like the idea of the crumb topping. I’m going to try these tonight.

  9. Em says:

    I love these so much!