Banana Muffins With Crumble Topping

The BEST banana muffins ever. They got an amazing crumble topping that you will just fall in love with.

I scribbled a note on this recipe in my recipe book with the words, “Best things I’ve ever eaten!” and then forgot about them for a few years. I know though, if I’ve made the call that they’re the BEST THING EVER, then it is true and that they’re worth putting back into the rotation.

Because what’s better than banana muffins? Banana muffins with crumble topping, of course.

The inside is all soft, fluffy and delicious, as you want banana muffins to be, and then that crunchy topping just elevates them and takes them into another universe.

Banana muffins with crumble topping

The BEST banana muffins ever. I ate far too many of these because they’re sooooo moorish and delicious. Make them, bake them, and enjoy them. Get the recipe here...

Are banana muffins healthy?

Look, I want to tell you that they have bananas in them so that makes them 100% healthy, but these, like most banana muffins, contain sugar and butter, and all those good things that make things delicious. So healthy, not really. Delicious? Yes ma’am.

What’s the most important tip for making muffins?

The best tip is to not over-stir. Muffins should always be mixed by hand, and always to the point that the ingredients are just moist. Expect the mix to be a little bit lumpy and imperfect.

How to ripen bananas quickly

If you don’t have ripe bananas, and want to make this recipe, there is a trick that you can do to speed up the process. Unfortunately non-ripe bananas just don’t have as intense a flavour, and the texture is just wrong, so it’s important to make sure your bananas are ripe or well on the way to being there.

You can place your bananas into a brown paper bag, and fold it closed and leave it for at least 24 hours, and it will speed up the process. If you don’t have patience for that, you can pop your bananas into the oven (still in their skins) and bake them at 180ºC for 30-40 minutes. This speeds up the process, and the flavour from baked bananas is actually really nice! Worth a try!

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Banana Muffins With Crumble Topping

  • Author: fatmumslim



Banana Muffins
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
90g butter, melted

Crumble Topping
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons plain flour
A sprinkle of cinnamon

20g butter, at room temperature


1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Prepare 12 muffins cups.
2. Make the banana muffins by combining the bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter in a large bowl. Add the flour and salt, and mix until just combined.
3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.
4. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add in the butter and mix together. Rub between your finger tips until it forms crumbs. Put on top of muffin mixture in cups, and then place into the over.
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until cooked through.

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