Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping

Monday, June 7, 2010

Banana Muffins with Crumble Topping
Is it strange that I actually look forward to bananas becoming fully ripened with peels covered in brown spots?

Bananas, also known as a climacteric fruit, are able to ripen after being harvested. They are picked and shipped green and then ripen usually while at the store or at home.

As you are well aware, usually bananas are enjoyed while they are bright yellow and somewhat firm. Me, on the other hand? I love them best when they are brown in color and slightly soft.

Why, might you ask, do I love them this way? Well, that is easy to answer...I love banana-flavored baked goods. When bananas are fully ripened and slightly browned, they are at the peak of their flavor and are perfect to use in banana breads or...banana muffins with a crumble topping.

Banana Muffins with Crumb Topping


For the muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the crumb topping
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and then beat together the bananas, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine banana mixture with the flour mixture until just moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  6. In a small bowl, use a fork and mix together the brown sugar, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, cinnamon and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over the batter.
  7. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
What is your favorite banana-flavored baked good?


    1. What a beautiful muffin Jen! I want one for breakfast!!

    2. NOT WEIRD AT ALL! My girls love bananas so much, that I have to hide bananas to get them to the spotty point so I can make something with them. These muffins look awesome!

    3. You're not the only ones! My dad loves them too! Great job here! The muffins look phenomenal! I'm a big fan of
      Apple Muffins
      but I think I have to try these next! Thanks for sharing!


    4. YUM! These look fab... my fav ingredients!

      Delightful Bitefuls

    5. Love anything with a crumble topping!

    6. Ooooh I love banana muffins, but have never made them with a crumb topping. Awesome! Can't wait to try them!

    7. Great photo. I have bananas ready to use. I'll be making muffins within a day or two...

      I can relate...I look forward to bananas ripening to use in baking! :)


    8. What a fantastic way to use ripened bananas! The topping looks addictive.

    9. Wow, these look so great. Wish I had one of these for breakfast this morning! I'm a fan of anything with a crumb topping. YUM.

    10. I love banana baked goods too, especially in the form of a warm muffin..mmm.. :)

    11. how many does this recipe make?

      1. I halved the recipe because I only had 2 bananas and I got nine. Hope that helps.

    12. The butter for the batter, salted or unsalted?


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