The only banana bread/muffin/mini-muffin recipe you’ll ever need

I found this recipe in a magazine, but lost the copy of Bon Appetit in the move. So I was super excited to find it online. These are truly phenomenal banana muffins…they’re moist, and the cinnamon/sugar crumble on top gives it a little something special. I’d say that even beginners can do this recipe quite handily as it’s basically a dump everything in the bowl and stir kind of recipe.

Banana Bread With Cinnamon Sugar Crumble


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 9x5x3-inch metal baking pan. Whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk next 5 ingredients in large bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients; stir to blend. Transfer batter to pan. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and brown sugar; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake bread until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool bread in pan 30 minutes. Turn pan on its side; slide out bread, being careful not to dislodge topping. Turn bread right side up and cool completely.
To cut baking time—
  • make full sized muffins…start checking at about a 1/2 hour
  • make mini muffins (perfect for toddlers!) and start checking at about 15-20 minutes depending on how good your oven is
Your kids can “Help”
The final step of drizzling cinnamon sugar is one that even little ones like E can “help” you with. I only let her do her own muffins, though.
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One Response to The only banana bread/muffin/mini-muffin recipe you’ll ever need

  1. Cynthia Ballast says:

    A-frickin-mazing!!! Just saying

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