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Banana Crumb Muffins
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Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe

These Banana Crumb Muffins are a special treat. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, these muffins are moist and delicious. The crumb filling and topping bring a coffee cake like flavor to these muffins but the bananas give the right amount of sweetness.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana crumb muffins
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


Crumb Filling and Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unbleached flour

Banana Muffins Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon water


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • For the crumb topping/filling, combine brown sugar and flour in a food processor and process until mixed.
  • Add in 1/2 cup cold butter and process until it forms pea sized crumbles.
  • Pour crumbs into a bowl and place in the refrigerator until needed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and set aside.
  • In the same food processor you used before, combine bananas and lemon juice, mix until smooth.
  • Add in softened butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  • Slowly pulse in flour mixture and milk until smooth.
  • Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and be ready to scoop the batter and crumb filling/topping.
  • Fill cupcake liners about half way full with batter and then add about a 1 Tablespoon layer of crumb filling.
  • Top the crumb filling with another layer of batter, almost to the top of the liners.
  • Add a heaping scoop or two of crumb filling/topping over the batter so that it makes a large mound.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes before adding the glaze.
  • To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar and water and mix well.
  • Drizzle glaze over muffins.
  • Remove muffins from the pan and cool completely on a wire cooling rack.