Banana Crumb Muffins

Delicious and simple Banana Crumb Muffins are Perfect to use up those over-ripe bananas. The whole family goes crazy for these muffins!

These banana crumb muffins are quick and easy to make. They are oh so moist and yummy. For more banana recipes we like, try Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread, and Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting.

banana crumb muffin with bite missing on a white plate

Who here loves bananas?

It’s a fruit I buy at the store every week, because not only do I like it, but my kids LOVE it!

Unfortunately, I feel like we have “off weeks” with the fruit and sometimes they don’t get eaten (I swear they’re all eaten in 2 days during the “on weeks”!!)

I usually don’t mind if they don’t get eaten because I try to keep tons of banana recipes (like Frosted Banana Bars or our classic Banana Bread) on hand for all those over-ripe bananas that aren’t being eaten.

Today’s Banana Crumb Muffins recipe is another one of those. The kids love them, and we have extras we like to freeze them and pull them out a few days later.

We’ve made these a few times in the last few months and will probably be making it some more soon for all those “off weeks” on the banana usage.

oil, sugar, and eggs in a glass bowl

Making Banana Muffins

PREP. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 10 muffin pan slots with liners, or grease them well.

DRY INGREDIENTS. Mix together 1 ½c flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.

WET INGREDIENTS. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and melted butter. Add flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just moistened. Spoon the batter into muffin liners in the muffin pan.

Crumb Topping

MIX. In another small bowl, mix brown sugar, 2 TB flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 TB butter and mix until crumbs form.

BAKE. Sprinkle crumbs over the muffin batter and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*Tip: Sometimes you’ll notice that muffins stick to the paper liner. You can lightly spray the liner with cooking spray before adding the batter to help minimize the sticking. You can also use foil liners or silicone liners.

Variations:

  • You can reduce the sugar to ½ c for a less sweet version
  • Add chopped pecans or walnuts to the crumble topping
  • Substitute half of all purpose flour with an equal amount of wheat flour
  • Add mini chocolate chips to the batter
  • Mini muffins: bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
batter in cupcake liners in a metal pan

Banana Tips 

This recipe calls for overripe bananas. The banana peel should be covered with brown and be very soft to the touch. 

  • Freezing ripe bananas: Sometimes my kids will devour all the bananas before any of them get ripe enough, other times I feel like I am left with several uneaten ripe bananas. If I am not ready to bake anything I will stick the entire banana into the freezer. This way I have some on hand.  When I’m ready to use them I let them thaw a bit on the counter before mashing them.
  • Making bananas ripe: If you don’t have any ripe bananas you can use the oven to roast the bananas enough to sweeten and soften them. Preheat the oven to 250°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the unpeeled bananas on a sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes. Allow bananas to cool before peeling and mashing them. 
batter topped with crumb topping in muffin tin

Storing Info

Once great thing about banana muffins is that they get more moist and sweet the second day. You can easily STORE them in an airtight container for up to 5 days and have them stay nice and fresh.

Of course they will eventually dry out so for longer storage you can FREEZE them. I like to place each muffin in a fold top sandwich bag and store them together in a freezer Ziploc. Muffin will last in the freezer for  months.

banana crumb muffins on a white plate with bite missing

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Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Delicious and simple Banana Crumb Muffins are Perfect to use up those over-ripe bananas. The whole family goes crazy for these muffins!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 273 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 over-riped bananas mashed
  • ¾ cups white sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cup butter melted

Crumb Topping

  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • dash cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter cold

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 10 muffin pan slots with liners, or grease them well.
  • Mix together 1 ½c flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and melted butter.
  • Add flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just moistened. Spoon the batter into muffin liners in the muffin pan.

Crumb Topping

  • In another small bowl, mix brown sugar, 2 TB flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 TB butter and mix until crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle crumbs over the muffin batter and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. My husband is a huge banana bread fan. I bet he would love these! I can’t wait to try them. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    These Banana Crumb Muffins are amazing. They were super easy to make; my family loved them.
    Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    This is my go to dessert recipe! Everyone always loves them. They are moist and easy to make the crumb is delish and you can’t really mess them up! Try them

  4. The muffins look delicious! Are these three medium or large bananas? Approximately how much of a cup would they measure?

    1. I usually use large bananas in this recipe. 3 large mashed bananas equal approximately 1 3/4 cup. Hope this helps!

  5. 5 stars
    We can’t get enough of these muffins!! They are so light & fluffy. I keep bananas in the freezer just for recipes like this!