Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Banana Crumb Muffins

I came across this recipe from and have been using it ever since.   My favorite part of this recipe is the crunchy and buttery topping.   I reduce both white and brown sugar a tiny bit to suit my own preference.  These banana crumb muffins surely make a great snack or afternoon tea for my family.  

Adapted from
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas - mashed
3/4 cup white sugar - I use 2/3 cup
1 egg - lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter - melted

1/3 cup brown sugar - I use 1/4 cup 
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter 
Pinch ground cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease 10 - 12 muffin cups, or line with paper liners.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat egg, sugar, mashed bananas and melted butter well.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the banana mixture.  Continue beating until smooth.
  6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
  7. For the topping mixture, place brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix well.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. 
  8. Sprinkle topping mixture over muffins.
  9. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.  
Makes 12 muffins