Banana Crumb Muffins

This is a very basic recipe for banana muffins that is absolutely fantastic. If you enjoy banana bread you will love this recipe. The ripe bananas make this muffin ultra moist and delicious. The best part about these muffins is the streusel, it goes perfect with banana. If you want to add something extra to the recipes, you could throw in some nuts or chocolate chips (I added both!). If you are looking for an amazing tasting banana cinnamon muffin recipe, give this one a try. Enjoy!


Banana muffins
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas (mashed)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional, I added)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, I added)

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


Preheat oven to 375° F and line 12 muffins cups. In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. In a separate bowl combine bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moist and combined. Do not over mix. Spoon batter into prepared muffins cups.

In a separate bowl mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon of butter with two butter knives until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle streusel generously over muffins before baking.

Place muffins in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. I took mine out at 17 minutes and the were moist and delicious.


  1. Oh what a treat!
    I just love banana breads!


  2. okay YUM!!! having a name like bananas, you KNOW i would love these. thanks for the recipe!

  3. After my heart.. and tummy, I LOVE banana bread! Love your blog, I'm looking forward to following! xx

  4. Awesome! I loooove banana bread, cake, pie ... anything!

  5. ahhh these look soo good right now! my favorite muffins of all time are banana-choc-chip-walnut muffins! these look like they could possible even top that!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  6. thanks for the recipe !
    i tried making this, but the bread didint poof as its supposed to be..haha

    cheers for the nice comments :)
    have a great TGIF !

  7. these r getting made THIS weekend! - thanks for sharing - they look delicious! *yummy*


  8. Oh Yeah, new spin on banana bread. If I can just keep My Captain away from the bananas until they ripe, I'll be doing good. I'm doing the nuts and chocolate chips too! Trivia~ Did you know that bananas or anything cooked with bananas is considered voodoo on a charter fishing boat? Weird uh?

  9. These muffins look awesome, I especially love the crumb topping.

  10. The crumb topping on these muffins is KILLING me. Looks so good.

  11. So yummy!! I love the addition of chocolate chips... how in the world could I pass that up??

  12. Mary,
    I noticed a comment this morning that you made on my site. I clicked over here and found these lovely muffins! As you know I have been making banana breads all week. I actually made these very muffins from your site this morning and would love to post them sometime on my site. My camera is acting up and I wasn't able to get any clear photos. But I would love to make them again and post them sometime in the future! I'll add a link back to you. They were very good! Thanks!

  13. Oh Yum!!!
    Those look so delicious & easy to make! Anything baked w/chocolate & nuts are always a good thing!


  14. These look delicious, I could so have one right now...yep it's about morning tea over here!

    xoxo DJ

  15. YUM! definitely making some of these over the weekend :D

  16. Oh these look so delicious. And I have some extra bananas just waiting for me to use them. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today. I love baking and finding new recipes (I need to blog about it more).

  17. Mary, your blog is so delicious with great and simply recipes!

  18. It looks very delicious.
    I just discovered your blog and it's very nice.

    xx fesi-fashion

  19. Yummy! These sound like they're just my kinda thing :)

  20. mmmmmm yummy! <3

    thanks for stopping by and commenting my blog!



  21. OMG! These look amazing. I love banana muffins!

  22. Thanks for checking out my blog! Your banana muffins look great, really beautiful pictures!

    Have you tried the Moosewood Cookbook banana muffin recipe? It's my fave!

  23. This looks very tasty and I love banana bread! I'd really like to try this.

  24. Mary your recipes are like Chanel outfits... enough said:)

    Have a lovely week.

  25. oh my GOODNESS, those look delicious!! what a wonderful recipe. i can't wait to bake it!
    xox alison

  26. yummy ii love love this post
    great blog
    i love to eat banana crumb muffins

  27. I just ate the last one, John ate 6 today, and now has a stomach ache. These my sweet friend were fabulous.

    Okay what are we doing for Memorial Day, and I have done the jello cake flag for the last 7 years, so it's time. A Red White and Blue Challenge is now issued by The Bumpkin!

  28. i'm so going to add you to my FAVE blogs. you have beautiful pics and great looking recipes that I can't wait to try.

    Tia @ http://buttercreambarbie.blogspot.com

  29. Ok, so I tried these muffins the other morning (with the help of our two boys, they LOVE baking!) and they are scrumptious! I had 5 good size bananas to use, so I added half a cup of flour and a tad bit of extra baking soda & powder... and substituted 1 cup of flour to whole wheat flour. The result? Moist, yumm-o muffins :)


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