Saturday, February 10, 2018

Best Banana Muffins - REALLY!

We've gotten just about a foot of snow so far this weekend with another 6-8" expected tomorrow so what's a winter-hater like me to do but bake.  
Now I think we ALL have made our share of banana breads and muffins in our lifetime that claimed to be the 'best'. That being said, toss all the other recipes because baby, THESE really, truly ARE the best banana muffins I've ever made!
I like going to even more than Pinterest because on Allrecipes, you can find recipes by rating/review, how many times it's been made, etc.  This muffin recipe has been made 15,000 times, has 9,758 reviews and is a solid 5-star rating! So I knew I just had to try these Banana Crumb Muffins  (click on link to go directly there but I'll also give you the recipe below)
The only change I made to the original recipe was based on other reviews that suggested substituting the melted butter with oil.  The crumb topping really is amazing. I like to use my mini-food processor to make my crumb toppings because it creates a fine, uniform crumble to sprinkle on top.
We will be enjoying this with a crock pot of chili and some homemade cornbread for dinner tonight! Banana Crunch 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 12 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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  1. Hi Lauren these muffins look so yummy ,thankyou for sharing your recipe with us xx

  2. Dang - now she's moved on to muffins! Something else to tantalize me.

  3. Now you've got me craving banana muffins. YUM!

  4. Those must smell amazing! You're just having TOO much FUN! heehee! Hugs!

  5. Lauren-Those sound absolutely wonderful!!!! I can almost smell them through the screen. xo Diana

  6. I love a new and different recipe of the old favorites anytime! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Going to hold onto this directions...those look more than wonderful! I love banana anything really! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Pam - I'm not sure WHAT makes these so so good but they really are the best muffins I've ever had/made!

  8. OH my!
    I am going to bookmark this!
    My daughter Madison and I are the only ones in our house who like banana anything, so as soon as she returns from Denmark, she and I are gong to be enjoying these with a cup of tea. : ) Thank you for sharing.

  9. ...can't wait to make these..I LOVE Banana Nut Bread or muffins.

  10. I love checking out Allrecipes, too, Lauren. I may have made these in the past, but I can see you've made me want to make them again, with your changes. You know, I can't even eat a raw banana...the smell alone makes me gag, but, I can eat bananas in baked goods (sounds like me, huh, with something sweet?!). I just have to hold my nose when I mash them up for baking!! Thanks for sharing your best banana muffins! Happy Valentine's Day!

  11. Banana Muffins with a new twist... I can’t wait to make them for my hubby .... and of course me too ( ha Ha)..Thanks for sharing ...Hugs

  12. Banada muffins with a twist just doesn’t get any better... I can’t wait to make them for my hubby ... and of course for me too ( ha ha) Thanks for the sharing recipe and lovely post...Hugs

  13. Laura, I make a banana bread with a cinnamon and sugar topping that is so good. I'll be sharing the recipe sometime within the next month or two. The last time I made it I added chocolate chips to the batter. I'll have to try these muffins.


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