Banana Nut Muffins are definitely our go to muffin recipe!
They’re incredibly moist and soft and they are topped with a deliciously sweet & crunchy pecan streusel!
We love to have these for breakfast or snack and they always made an appearance on Christmas morning.
If you’ve got overripe bananas on the counter, these banana nut muffins are the perfect way to enjoy them! Of course I love a good Easy Banana Bread Recipe but my kids love banana muffins since they’re quick to grab on the go!
How to make banana nut muffins
This recipe is easy to make and my family loves it! In fact, last week I went to my daughter’s school and helped out with a foods class for 7th-9th graders and this was the recipe we made. It was so much fun! Every single group was able to make perfect muffins and they got rave reviews. Once the muffins were made, we did a little photo shoot which was really fun (the photo below was taken in the classroom with the kids)!
This easy banana muffin recipe starts with overripe bananas which are mixed with butter (instead of oil), egg and sugar. Using butter in place of oil produces the perfect crumb and loads of flavor.
These muffins are topped with the most delicious sweet pecan crunch streusel topping. It’s buttery and delicious and bakes to golden perfection for a sweet crunch. If you don’t have pecans on hand, we’ve made these with other nuts (like walnuts) or even just with extra oats or coconut!
To make perfectly soft muffins, you’ll want to ensure that you combine your wet and dry ingredients just until mixed. It should be slightly lumpy. If you overmix, you’ll end up with tough chewy muffins.
I like to use muffin liners to make these easy to remove, if you prefer, you can grease your muffin tins really well and skip the liners. Fill each muffin well about 2/3 to 3/4 full to get the perfect sized muffins.
Remember to cool your muffins on a rack, leaving them in the muffin tin will cause them to get soggy!
As with most quick breads, these banana nut muffins freeze beautifully! Cool the muffins and place in a freezer bag for up to 6 months.
I’ve served this at every event from slumber parties, to Christmas breakfast and even afternoon get togethers. Needless to say they always get gobbled up and I’m always asked for the recipe!
BANANA PECAN CRUNCH MUFFINS
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup melted butter
- ⅓ cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons oats
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
- Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix together mashed bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and butter. Add in flour mixture and stir just until combined. (Do not overmix) Divide batter evenly over 12 muffin cups.
- In a small bowl combine flour, brown sugar and butter until mixed. Stir in oats and pecans. Divide topping over muffins.
- Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.