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This Banana Muffins Recipe yields moist, tender muffins that are scented of vanilla, cinnamon, and banana with a delicious brown sugar oat crumble topping. They’re the perfect thing to make when you have just one banana to use up!

Banana Muffins

I love bananas, but I don’t typically eat them as-is. Bananas are one of those fruits that I don’t usually buy until I need them for a specific recipe.

And then for some reason I’m inevitably left with a couple extra bananas!

Smoothies are the obvious choice when you have leftover bananas to use up. Banana blends up smooth and creamy, and also act as a thickener.

But you’d be surprised that one banana is all it takes to make this small batch Banana Muffins Recipe with Crumble Topping!

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These muffins have a moist, tender crumb and a delicious cinnamon, vanilla, and banana aroma. It only takes a couple minutes to mix up the buttery brown sugar and oat crumble topping, and it really makes these muffins feel special. A drizzle of icing on top is optional, and makes these muffins suitable for breakfast or dessert.

This batch makes eight muffins so you’re not stuck with a huge batch. It’s perfect for a weekend brunch, or to whip up on the weekend for grab-and-go breakfasts during the week.

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How to Make Banana Bread Muffins From Scratch

Get out the ingredients to make these Banana Muffins.

Banana Muffins Ingredients

You’ll only need 1 banana for this recipe because it makes just 8 muffins! You can mash it with a fork or a potato masher.

Mashing Banana for Muffins

Once the banana is mashed well, it’s time to stir in the wet ingredients.

Mashed Banana and Other Banana Muffins Ingredients

Add all the wet ingredients to the same bowl with the mashed banana.

Whisking Wet Ingredients for Banana Muffins

And whisk everything together.

Wet Ingredients for Banana Muffins

Add all the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients.

Adding Dry Ingredients to Wet Ingredients

And whisk to combine.

Banana Muffin Batter

Scoop the batter into a muffin tray lined with paper muffin liners.

Scooping Batter Into Muffin Wells

This recipe is for 8 muffins.

Muffin Tray with Batter

And now get out the ingredients to make the crumble topping.

Crumble Topping Ingredients

Add them to a bowl.

Topping Ingredients in Bowl

Use a fork to mix them together until they look crumbly.

Mixing Crumble Topping

Sprinkle the topping on top of the batter in each muffin well.

Adding Crumble Topping to Muffin Batter

Bake until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean.

Baked Muffins

Let the muffins cool and get out the ingredients to make the icing.

Icing Ingredients

Whisk together the icing ingredients.

Icing for Muffins

Drizzle the icing on the cooled muffins.

Drizzling Icing on Muffins

Banana Muffins Recipe FAQs

Can I Use Unripe Bananas to Bake Bread or Muffins?

No, unripe bananas don’t work well for baking banana bread or muffins.

When bananas are ripe, they have a higher moisture and sugar content, which results in banana bread or muffins with better taste and texture.

However, if you don’t have ripe bananas on hand, you can leave the peels on and blacken them in a 300F oven for 30 to 40 minutes. You can read more about this method of how to ripen bananas in the oven on The Kitchn.

Should I Refrigerate Banana Muffins?

No, Banana Muffins, like Banana Bread, dries out quickly if stored in the fridge. I recommend storing these muffins covered at room temperature for up to 4 days. They’ll probably be gone long before then though!

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More Banana Baked Goods Recipes to Try:

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Banana Muffins Recipe with Crumble Topping

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
This Banana Muffins Recipe yields moist, tender muffins that are scented of vanilla, cinnamon, and banana with a delicious brown sugar oat crumble topping. They’re the perfect thing to make when you have just one banana to use up!

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Ingredients
 

Crumble Topping:

Muffins:

Icing:

Instructions
 

For the Crumble Topping:

  • Use a fork to combine all ingredients in a bowl until crumbly. Set aside for now.

For the Muffins:

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Line 8 muffin wells of a muffin tray with paper liners.
  • Mash the banana in a large bowl. Whisk in the brown sugar, egg, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  • Whisk in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and baking soda just until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Divide the muffin batter between the 8 lined muffin wells. Sprinkle the crumble topping on top of each.
  • Bake until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before icing the muffins.

For the Icing:

  • Stir together the powdered sugar and water, adding additional water drop-by-drop as necessary to reach the right consistency.
  • Drizzle the icing on top of the cooled muffins.

Notes

  • Store these muffins covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute 1/4 cup whole milk + 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 177mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread Muffins, Banana Muffins, Banana Muffins Recipe

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