Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm Going Bananas!

I'm going bananas over these delicious banana crumb muffins!  I had (as usual) a lot of over ripe bananas that I was going to have to throw away.  So, instead, I decided to make this recipe.  I've made these many times for my family, but have often thought how great they would be as a gift at Christmas for neighbors or friends.

I cannot emphasize enough just how DELICIOUS these muffins are!!  As Paula Deen might say, "They're outta this world!"

So follow along and see how they are made.  The recipe is at the end.

Preheat oven.

Mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Mash your bananas.

Beat together bananas, sugar, egg and butter.

Stir the banana mixture in with the flour mixture.

Spoon batter into muffin pans.

Mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter to make crumb topping.

Sprinkle topping over muffin batter.

Cook in oven.

Remove from muffin pan and cool slightly.

Serve warm for best flavor!

There are pieces of banana goodness ALL in it!

Notice that there are no nuts in this recipe!  You could probably add them if you wanted too though.  However, I like these just the way they are.

Here is the complete recipe:

Banana Crumb Muffins


1 1/2 c all-purpose flour                                1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp baking soda                                           1/3 c butter, melted
1 tsp baking powder                                       1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt                                                      2 tbsp all-purpose flour
3 bananas, mashed                                       1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 c white sugar                                           1 tbsp butter

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 c 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 tbsp flour and cinnamon.  Cut in 1 tbsp butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.  Sprinkle topping over muffins.

4.  Bake in preheated oven for 18 - 20 min. until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Hope you'll try these and make some for your friends too!

~ Kelly ~

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Shelia said...

Yum, these look delicious and thank you for the recipe! I'll have to make these.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amy Chalmers said...

These do look delicious! I have never added the topping like that. yum!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Those look yummy!! I throw my over ripe bananas in the freezer. The skin turns brown, but the fruit stays good. Then when I get 3 or 4 I take them out, peel them and place them in a strainer as they thaw. Then I just use them in banana bread, like normal!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, these look delicious! This will be a "must-try" for this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Those look so yummy Kelly! I love banana muffins and bread...I seem to gain some weight when I make them lol. I love to add chocolate chips in with the muffins. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a great day,

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm definitely trying these Kelly, they look and sound so YUMMY! Martina

Cheri said...

These look yummy and I can't wait to try them. I LOVE breakfast ideas. Thanks, Kelly

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...


Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

These look delicious!
I like the crumble idea...
I will have to try these.
Thanks for sharing!
All the Best,

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for the recipe Kelly. They do look yummy.

Olive said...

I love all things banana and these look wonderful.

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly they sound delish. We made banana bread last weekend so these sound like a good recipe to try this weekend. Yum!

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Tanna said...

Yum!! Now, that's a great way to use a too ripe banana!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Sounds like an awesome recipe and i love it that they have an added topping too! Wish I had one now.

Looks so yummy.

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Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

YUM!! Sounds (and looks) delish :)

Debbiedoos said...

Oh boy these have my name all over them. I just tossed out two bananas today in fact...darn it. These look awesome, easy and delish. Have a great weekend Kelly and thanks for sharing.

Babs said...

Kelly, I'm so hungry and those look soooo good, especially with the crumb topping. I'm saving your recipe till my bananas get a bit more ripe and then.... Yum!

Pondside said...

I wish my kitchen smelled like those muffins right now!

bj said...

OMYGOSH....these look and sound amazing...I will make these for Christmas gifts, too....and will be adding toasted pecans...O, i wish I had some overripe bananas right this minute. :))

andrea@townandprairie said...

I love banana bread/muffins/cake, but even more than that, I love your white dishes!!! Where did you get them?? andrea@towmandprairie

Chatty Crone said...

Kelly - they looked delicious and easy. I don't like nuts in mine either.

Anonymous said...

These look delicious Kelly! I love how you photographed them too!

Honey at 2805 said...

I luv bananas! These looks terrific! Thanks for sharing your recipe at Potpourri Friday!

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The Charm of Home said...

This looks like the perfect recipe for when I have overripe bananas. The kids get tired of banana bread. Thank you for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!

Anonymous said...

can you tell me what pattern those lovely white dessert plates are - GORGEOUS