Monday, September 8, 2008

Banana Nut Crumb Muffins


By far. Hands down. My favorite muffin.

So, I'm always trying new recipes to see if I can find one better than the last one I made. I've made several that I like.

But, this recipe is my new favorite.

They are like butta, peeps. The crumb topping is killer. I modified the recipe, adding cinnamon and pecans to the batter. Because, well...I like nuts. My sweet hubby doesn't so much. So, I doubled the recipe and made half with pecans in the batter and in the streusel, and half without. I'd say they're equally good...

But, they're not. The nuts make them better. And, more interesting.

Kinda like family.

Here's the recipe...

Banana Crumb Muffins
slightly adapted from

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups 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. Stir in 1/2 cup pecans. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup pecans, and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Yield: 12 large muffins


  1. Oooohhhh, I'll have to try more nuts the next time I make them!

    YUMMY - I think I need to head to the store for naners! :)

  2. LOL!! :-D I just made the same muffins 2 weeks ago! Check out my blog "You've done this too . . right?" I'll have to try them with pecans. I have the naners already.

    I'm off to the store!!

  3. mmmmm

    I have a banana carrot bread recipe that is just SO yummy and pretty.

  4. Sar-- I try not to be a conditional lover of your friendship, but it's really hard when you make amazing food. Oh my, oh my.

    And I'm with you and the nuts. SO much better.

    Um, maybe you could freeze one for this weekend? *wink*

  5. I love banana breads/muffins/etc. Have you ever made them without the nuts altogether? I'm just wondering how the recipe holds up if one had to make it nut-free.

  6. that looks scrumptious. except i'm with jason... leave the nuts off mine =)

    i shouldn't have read this before i go to the grocery store. you've made me hungry for sweets.

  7. They sound good - without the nuts! I have enough nuts in my family, so I don't need to eat them too! Thanks for the recipe though - I love banana!

  8. Seriously, how do eat so well and stay so thin? You are blessed! Happy Belated Birthday to Jack...hope he had a great day!!

  9. can ya just UPS me some! I dont like baking....but, these sure look good! Maybe Brian will make them!

  10. seriously - how do you get such good pictures of food?? it always make me so hungry - is that your ploy??

    these sounds so yummy - thanks for sharing!

  11. Made these last night - they are FABULOUS!!

  12. Made these today per your recommendation on the post "12 Make-Ahead Recipes for the Holidays." I really don't think they're even going to make it to the freezer ;) Delicious!