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Banana Crumb Muffins

The absolute best banana crumb muffins with a delicious crumb topping!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana crumb muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 239kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (260g) very ripe bananas (~2 large bananas)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (108g) melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup (185g) honey
  • 1/4 cup (53g) honey vanilla Greek yogurt (I recommend Greek God's yogurt; just a full fat or 2%)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 3/4 cup (225g) white all-purpose flour (See Note 1)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

Crumb Topping

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (45g) white all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray all 12 cavities of a muffin tin with cooking spray and lightly flour. Shake out any excess flour and set aside
  • WET INGREDIENTS: Mash 2 very ripe bananas to get 1 level cup of mashed banana (See Note 2). Mash to get rid of any/all chunks. Add to a large bowl. Add in the large egg, 1/2 cup melted (and cooled; don't add hot oil) coconut oil, 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Whisk until combined and smooth.
  • DRY INGREDIENTS: In a separate bowl, add the 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt to a large bowl. Add in the 1 and 3/4 cup flour (spoon flour into the measuring cup and level the top) and if desired, 1/2 cup nuts or miniature chocolate chips. Stir until combined. Add wet into dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix; this will cause deflated or dense muffins. Add the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups; each muffin cavity should be pretty much filled to the top and all batter should be used among the 12 cavities.
  • CRUMB TOPPING: Combine the 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons white sugar ,1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Whisk until combined and then add in the melted (but not hot) butter and stir until crumbs form. Sprinkle this mixture evenly onto the 12 muffins.
  • BAKE: Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out dry or with a few moist crumbs. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before pulling out the muffins and transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

Note 1: Instead of pressing a measuring cup into a bag of flour, use a spoon to spoon it in to the measuring cup. This avoids an over-packed measurement of flour which will result in denser and drier muffins.
Note 2: To make sure the banana is mashed really well and you don't end up with big chunks in your healthy banana muffins, mash the ripe bananas with a hand or stand mixer. Peel the bananas, break them in large chunks, and beat them with the mixer until well mashed.

Nutrition

Serving: 12muffins | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.5g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 12.5g | Cholesterol: 23.3mg | Sodium: 204mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 17.8g