Banana crumb muffins are melt-in-your mouth delicious

Turn ripe bananas into the most delicious, moist and buttery muffins ever.

If you have a comb of delicious bananas getting ripe faster than you can finish it, fret not.

A good way to repurpose excess bananas is to bake a batch of perfectly moist, melt-in-your-mouth muffins.

What makes this recipe stand out from others is the crunchy and sweet crumble topping.

Easy to make, these muffins can be whipped-up in record time for either breakfast or tea break.



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed (340g)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • Preheat oven to 190°C. Lightly grease ten muffin cups or line muffin tin with muffin papers.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mash the bananas, then add the sugar, egg and melted butter.
  • Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  • For the crumble top, mix together brown sugar, two tablespoons of flour and cinnamon in a small bow.
  • Add in one tablespoon of butter and gently rub into dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  • Sprinkle crumble over the muffins.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.


  • Use only ripe bananas as these will result in moist muffins.
  • Weigh the bananas – 113g each should be perfect for this recipe.
  • Freshly baked muffins can keep for two to three days provide it is wrapped in aluminium foil or stored in a tightly sealed plastic bag.

This recipe first appeared in Rasa Malaysia.

Low Bee Yinn is a food blogger and cookbook author.