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Banana Crumb Muffins

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Banana Crumb Muffins


I don’t care what you say, muffins are absolutely an acceptable breakfast. And these banana crumb muffins? Oh boy… What a great way to start the day. Brew up a hot cup of tea, give me one of these muffins, and I’m a happy camper – unless it’s Monday. In which case I’ll need two cups of tea.

Banana Crumb Muffins

I get inspired to do my baking on weekend mornings. We’re up pretty early with Baby Boy, so while I feed him his breakfast I start to think about what I want to bake. Sometimes that inspiration comes fromย surprisingย places, like his baby food (really), other times it’s a matter of what we have on hand that I need to use up, like a few brown bananas.

Banana Crumb Muffins

I whipped these banana crumb muffins up during Baby Boy’s Saturday nap, and they were out and photographed before he was awake – I love easy recipes like that.

Don’t listen to Rachel the naysayers. Muffins can be, and indeed are, an acceptable form of breakfast. So the next time you have a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning coming up, grab yourself some overripe bananas, make these muffins, and enjoy with a big steaming cup of tea and your newspaper.

Banana Crumb Muffins

Banana Crumb Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

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Banana Crumb Muffins

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16 thoughts

    • Chris
      January 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      They were so good! Didn’t stand a chance. hah ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

    banana muffins are my weakness. can you believe my hubby doesn’t like banana baked goods? i made banana cookies yesterday- all for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Chris
      January 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      Doesn’t like banana? His loss! ๐Ÿ™‚ Rachel likes bananas, so I have to share. Heheh

  • joseph
    January 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

    They look yum. Do they resemble banana bread? What do you think of adding chocolate chips, does it go?

    • Chris
      January 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Mmm I bet chocolate chips would be pretty darn tasty. I considered it actually, but refrained. I didn’t want it to be too much a dessert (lest I get made fun of). And yes, its similar to banana bread, though the crumb topping really makes it!

    • Chris
      January 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks for pinning them Natalie! And glad to have a supporter in my camp – muffins are totally ok for breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kat C.
    January 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I made these muffins this morning…so easy to make and SO YUMMY!! I had two, but don’t tell ;o) Thanks Chris!

    • Chris
      January 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for sharing that you made and loved them Kat! Enjoy =D (I definitely ate more than 2 when I made them. hah)

  • January 22, 2012 at 12:03 am

    this looks so great. i love banana muffins, glad they don’t have crazy amounts of butter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 24, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Mmmm; these look wonderful! Love a good muffin, especially one with a crumb topping ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Chris
      January 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Thanks Dana! These were def a bit – didn’t last long ๐Ÿ™‚

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