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Banana Crumb Muffins
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Delicious banana muffins with a buttery cinnamon crumb topping and a delightful cream cheese surprise in the center.

Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch
Servings: 12
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • For the muffins
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • cup butter melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • For the topping
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 ½ 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. Spoon one half of the batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg and vanilla and mix well. Pour a tablespoonful onto the batter in the muffin cups. Top the cream cheese with the remaining muffin batter.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, oatmeal, cinnamon and butter with a fork until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffins. I like to use a small ice cream scoop to pile the crumbs on top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. (When I remove muffins from the oven, if the muffin is spilling over the top of the pan, I take a table knife and gently but quickly push the muffin tops back into the pan on all sides - this makes for a nice rounded top and prettier, more uniform appearance.)
Nutrition Facts
Banana Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.