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Best Ever Banana Crumb Muffins

Super moist banana muffins are topped with an irresistible crumb topping to create the most perfect muffin you’ll ever taste. These will quickly become a favorite recipe to make for easy breakfasts, snacks or even a delicious treat! Great way to use up aging bananas that might be hanging out in your kitchen.
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • Muffin tin


  • 1/3 cup salted butter melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large bananas ripened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar can substitute with dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners (or spray the cups generously with cooking spray). Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugar and egg and beat until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on medium-low speed until just combined. Add the mashed bananas and mix until just combined.
  • Prepare the crumb topping: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter. Using fork tines, mix until crumbly.
  • Divide the batter between the prepared muffins cups. The batter will be thick and the cups should be 3/4 of the way full. Cover with the crumb topping. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean. Serve warm!


Consider adding extra ingredients to the batter for a boost of flavor and texture! Try dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries, chocolate chips or chopped pecans. Be sure not to exceed a total of 1 cup of extras.
Serve warm with a pat of butter for the most delicious results.
Both light and dark brown sugars work great for the crumb topping.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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