Recipe: Banana Bread or Muffins and Crumb Topping

Mmmmm…one of my favorites!  I am making these muffins tonight for our Sunday school class tomorrow.

  • 3-4 over-ripe bananas
  • 1/3 C. melted butter (this is approx. 1/2 stick, melted)
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 C. flour

Get out your favorite mixing bowl and a good, old-fashioned wooden spoon.  Mash the bananas in the bowl, add melted butter and stir.  Then mix in sugar, then egg, then vanilla.  Sprinkle mixture with salt, then baking soda.  Slowly add flour, mixing while adding.  Optional: once mixed, fold in walnuts (not black/English- too bitter).

Oven should be pre-heated to 350* F.  If making muffins, this will make 12 and should bake approximately 18-22 minutes.  For the loaf, bake approx. 1 hour.  Check with toothpick to see if they are done- should come out clean from center of muffin or loaf.  Can also be topped with crumb topping (below):

Crumb Topping

Now you’ll need the mixer.  Mix 1/2 stick of softened butter, 1/4 C. brown sugar (white will do fine too), and 1/2 C. flour.  Mix until crumbly, sprinkle over muffins or loaf prior to baking.

If you try these, please let me know how they come out for you!



  1. 1
    Abby Says:

    Congratulations on your blog!

    Keep up, it’s a nice work!!

    Be well,

  2. 2
    Jen Says:

    Thanks Abby; appreciate you stopping by.

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