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Best banana muffin on a white plate set on a napkin.

Best Banana Muffins

Best Banana Muffins are a great grab and go breakfast for those hurry up mornings.

5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best banana muffins, banana muffins, banana muffins with streusel topping
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 medium bananas about 1 1/3 cups
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Streusel Topping

  • 2 tablespoons old fashion oats
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons walnut chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease the muffin tins or line them with paper liners
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Whisk together the mashed bananas, sugar, egg, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture and fold in just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Divide the batter between 12 muffin tins. The tins should be about 3/4 full.
  • Make the streusel topping. In a small bowl add the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and walnuts, using a fork or your fingers mix together until well combined.
  • Divide the streusel topping between the muffins.
  • Place the muffins in the oven and bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Use a toothpick check to muffins to see if they are done. Insert the pick in the muffin if it comes out clean the muffins are done.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the muffin tins for 2 to 3 minutes, then remove for the tins and continue cooling on the cooling racks.


  1. Use ripe bananas so they blend in easily with the wet ingredients.
  2. Do not over mix the muffin batter, it is okay to have lumps in the batter.
  3. Check for doneness with a toothpick a few minutes before the end of the baking time.
  4. The muffins freeze well for up to 3 months.
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.2g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 19.2g | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg