Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins

by Beat Bake Eat

Imagine this, moist banana muffins with a buttery crumb topping spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and drizzled with a creamy vanilla glaze. This is another great recipe for using up those overripe bananas.

Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins - Moist banana muffins with a buttery crumb topping spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and drizzled with a creamy vanilla glaze. Another great recipe for using up those overripe bananas. | Beat Bake Eat

Coffee cake is a cinnamon-flavored cake topped with a buttery crumb topping and usually drizzled with a simple vanilla glaze. Banana muffins are well, banana muffins. We all know what those are.

This recipe is basically a mash-up of the two! And they’re just as delicious as the name suggests. Moist, buttery, cinnamon-y, and sweet! I’m telling you, one bite and you’re in heaven.

You can have them for breakfast, brunch, dessert, and everything in between. They’re quite addicting.




In my household bananas are a staple. Whenever I go to the grocery store I always pick up a bunch or two. I buy so many bananas sometimes but surprisingly they never end up in the freezer or the garbage. They always end up in bellies and it’s recipes like this one that make me keep going back for more.

Crumb muffins are the bomb.

Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins - Moist banana muffins with a buttery crumb topping spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and drizzled with a creamy vanilla glaze. Another great recipe for using up those overripe bananas. | Beat Bake Eat

There are three parts to this recipe. I know that sounds very intimidating and at first glance it might look like a lot but assembling these delicious beauties is very straightforward.




Tips for making Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins:

The Crumb Topping

After adding the flour you’ll need to use a fork to continually mix and create coarse crumbs. A spoon just won’t do the job here. Try not to overmix otherwise you’ll end up with coarse sand instead of beautifully clumped, buttery crumbs!

With just 4 ingredients this crumb topping comes together in no time at all and luckily, there’s just enough for all 18 muffins. You’ll top each one with a layer of crumbs, just enough to fully cover the tops.

To me, the topping is definitely the highlight of these banana crumb muffins.

The Muffin Batter

The recipe for the banana bread muffins is a really simple one and the batter comes together very quickly and easily. You’ll need 3 bananas, preferably freckled and a little brown.

The first tip I have is not to overmix the batter otherwise the muffins will be tough and rubbery.

The second tip is not to overfill or under fill the muffin cups. Try your best to fill them only two-thirds of the way. Since this recipe yields 18 muffins you really have to be mindful of how much batter you put into each muffin cup to ensure that the batter is equally distributed and that they all bake evenly.

Also, there needs to be enough room for the topping to sit nicely and not fall off the muffins as they rise in the oven.

The Glaze 

The glaze is very simple and it’s also enough for every muffin, maybe more, depending on how much you want to drizzle. It’s made with only 3 ingredients; powdered sugar, cream or milk, and vanilla extract.

If you have cream on hand, use it! It yields glaze that is creamier and richer in flavor compared to milk.

You may have to add a splash more cream/milk depending on what you wish the consistency of the glaze to be.

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I love cinnamon so much and although there’s only 2 teaspoons in this entire recipe, I find that it’s the perfect amount. Banana muffins and cinnamon are a classic pair. You can’t go wrong.

Although I have a huge sweet tooth I didn’t want these muffins to be too sweet. So, there’s only 2/3 cup in the muffin batter along with the natural sugars from the overripe bananas, as well as 1/2 cup in the crumb topping, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in the glaze. I think that’s more than enough!




I still can’t believe that these are homemade. They taste like something from a coffee shop. But I made them entirely from scratch so I know every single ingredient that’s in these bad boys and I can easily calculate the calories too. Not that I care, but I’m just saying.

Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins - Moist banana muffins with a buttery crumb topping spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and drizzled with a creamy vanilla glaze. Another great recipe for using up those overripe bananas. | Beat Bake Eat

If you absolutely love coffee cake try these mini coffee cake muffins that are basically just the bite-sized version of coffee cake muffins. They’re dangerously good!

Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins - Moist banana muffins with a buttery crumb topping spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and drizzled with a creamy vanilla glaze. Another great recipe for using up those overripe bananas. | Beat Bake Eat




More Baking Recipes for Overripe Bananas:

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Banana Brownie Muffins
Chocolate-y banana muffins made with brown sugar for maximum flavor and moisture. Another recipe loved by many!
The Best Double Chocolate Banana Muffins - Turn overripe bananas into these Bakery Style Double Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins that taste like Brownies! This is a one bowl recipe that's super easy to make and so delicious.

Bundt Pan Sour Cream Banana Bread
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Bundt Pan Sour Cream Banana Bread - Banana Bread in a Bunt pan made with sour cream, 4 bananas, butter, oil, & milk. Easy recipe, one bowl, & only 15 minutes prep. | Beat Bake Eat

Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins
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Mini Blueberry Banana Muffins - My kids love these muffins. They're so fun to eat! Super easy to make and dairy-free too so we have them for breakfast quite often. They never last long in my house.




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Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins

Crystal | Beat Bake Eat
Moist banana muffins with a buttery crumb topping spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and drizzled with a creamy vanilla glaze. This is another great recipe for using up those overripe bananas!
4.89 from 45 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 18 Muffins
Calories 216 kcal

Ingredients
  

Crumb topping

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted (if hot, cool before using)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Muffins

  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cream or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Line muffin pan/s with muffin liners and set aside.

Crumb topping

  • In a medium-sized bowl combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Add the flour and mix until fully incorporated. *Mixture will be mushy and this is normal! The next step will fix that.
  • Using a fork, continually mix until mixture is crumbly, breaking apart any overly large clumps as necessary (this will take a minute or two). Set aside.

Muffins

  • In a large bowl combine bananas, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Beat in the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour and baking soda and gently mix until combined. Do not overmix!
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin pan filling the cups two-thirds of the way full.
  • Top each muffin with just enough crumb topping to fully cover the tops, gently pressing it into the batter as you go.
  • Bake for 15 – 16 minutes until the centers are fully baked and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Glaze

  • In a small bowl mix together the powdered sugar, cream/milk, and vanilla extract (if glaze is too thick add a splash more cream/milk). 
  • Drizzle over the fully cooled muffins then serve.

Notes


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Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal
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Clarissa June 26, 2020 - 12:44 pm

This recipe was a hit in the house! Thank you for sharing. I noticed some bottoms of the muffins came out a little burnt. What could I do next time to prevent this from happening?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat June 27, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Woohoo! So glad it was a hit, Clarissa! Did you bake them on the bottom rack? If so, this would most likely be the cause. They should be baked on the center rack.

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Mar Ann June 30, 2020 - 1:14 pm

Crystal,
Thanks for sharing this recipe. The muffins turned out fantastically delicious. I will definitely make these again. Do these muffins freeze well.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat July 1, 2020 - 9:51 am

That’s so good to hear! Yes, they do. I’d recommend wrapping each muffin in plastic wrap first (to prevent them from sticking and to preserve the crumbs) before placing them in a freezer bag.

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Dottie September 13, 2020 - 6:47 am

Thank you for sharing this recipe. My family loves these muffins . My grandsons #1 request.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 13, 2020 - 8:28 pm

Yay! That makes me so happy. I’m thrilled that the whole family enjoys my recipe. Thank you so much for leaving a comment, Dottie.

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Ash July 10, 2020 - 7:24 am

These are amazing. Exactly what I was looking for, super easy to make and super delicious!!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat July 10, 2020 - 10:46 am

Thank you, Ash! I’m so glad you found my recipe and thrilled that you like it!

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Elizabeth Rose July 23, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Made these. They look like something you would get in a coffee shop . The only thing I did was add water to the empty muffin cups before cooking . My mom taught me that trick . Thank you . They take a little patience but the reward of smile and told they are yummy is the joy of making them . Absolutely delicious !

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat July 23, 2020 - 8:16 pm

They definitely do look like that! They’re so appetizing. That is a great trick. Your mom definitely knows what she’s doing! You’re so right; they take time but are very rewarding and I’m so glad you like them, Elizabeth. Thank you so much for the 5-star rating.

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Marjorie September 16, 2020 - 7:13 pm

I would love to know how much water you add to the bottom of the muffin pans!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 17, 2020 - 8:55 am

About 2 tablespoons.

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Beverly klinzing March 22, 2021 - 2:30 pm

To every muffin 2 tablespoons of water? What does that do?

Beat Bake Eat March 23, 2021 - 10:40 am

I don’t understand what you’re asking. There is no water in this recipe and I don’t recommend adding any.

Beat Bake Eat March 24, 2021 - 3:20 pm

I’m so sorry, Beverly! I didn’t see what you were replying to. The water keeps the pan from warping and it helps the muffins to bake evenly. However, I didn’t add any water to my muffin pan and the muffins still came out great.

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Mary August 3, 2020 - 5:43 pm

These were so good! My boyfriend who usually hates anything banana gobbled two of the up straight out of the oven! The only thing is I had to bake mine for about 22 mins before the were done. The only thing I would change is probably adding some toasted nuts next time!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat August 4, 2020 - 1:02 pm

Oh, that’s strange, but every oven is different. I think adding nuts would be a great! Others have done it. I’m glad you enjoyed them, Mary!

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Kate September 14, 2020 - 8:52 am

I made these for the farm kids(technically all adults) to grab on their way in and our the door with the crazy hours we work durning harvest. The did not even last the day. The youngest grabbed “another for the road”, which was a walk out the back door tot he shop. Thanks for the recipe! It is going to be well used here!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 14, 2020 - 10:42 am

🤣🤣 That’s so funny. I’m glad they were a big hit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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Cindy September 14, 2020 - 3:44 pm

Could you use brown sugar in the muffin mix instead of white? I wanted to make these today but I am all out of white sugar 🙁

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 16, 2020 - 10:06 am

I think light brown sugar will work! Dark brown sugar would most likely change the taste and texture.

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Janet Kelley September 16, 2020 - 2:40 pm

Excited to make these. Have you ever made these in a sheet pan and cut them into squares like a coffee cake? Just curious and what do you think would be the baking time for that? Thanks!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 17, 2020 - 9:03 am

I have not, but that sounds like a great idea! Hmm, I honestly have no clue what the baking time would be. Maybe 10 – 12 minutes since the batter would be spread out into a thin layer. If you give it a try let me know how it goes. That sounds really interesting. Be sure to line the baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it really well!

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Joy Fiske October 3, 2020 - 9:49 am

Had over ripe bananas that had to be used today. So I tried your recipe, I kept thinking that I had never heard of bananas and cinnamon. These were the best muffins I have ever made, I did add chopped pecans to the batter. My husband who prefers savory over sweet ate 3. Totally enjoyed these, thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat October 4, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Yippee! So glad they were a hit! Really? Bananas and cinnamon are a very popular flavor combination. I’m happy you decided to try something new. Thank you so much for the 5-star rating.

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D Copenhaver November 17, 2020 - 3:08 pm

These were soooooo yummy!! I had 4 bananas that were ripe so I added the extra one. I Added some walnuts. The crumb topping was perfect! I will be making these again! Thank you!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat November 18, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Woohoo! Your version sounds so delicious; extra banana flavor and some crunch from the nuts. I’m so glad you like the topping. I love it too! Thank you for letting me know how they turned out.

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Mandi December 5, 2020 - 1:38 pm

By cream do you mean heavy whipping cream?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat December 5, 2020 - 5:16 pm

Yes, you can use that but you may need to add a little water to thin it out. The heavier the cream the thicker the glaze will be.

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Toni January 2, 2021 - 1:41 pm

Easy to make and so yummy! Will make these again. Thanks for the recipe.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat January 3, 2021 - 11:06 pm

You’re welcome, Toni! Thank so much for leaving a review.

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Angie Marston January 22, 2021 - 4:19 pm

These muffins are absolutely divine! They’re moist and have just the right amount of spice and sweetness. Definitely put on the glaze and use cream. This muffin recipe will be at the top of my keepers.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat January 25, 2021 - 12:15 pm

I agree. I love using cream instead of milk for the glaze! So good! I’m thrilled to hear that, Angie. Thank you so much for taking the time to rate my recipe.

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Barbara January 28, 2021 - 9:35 am

These muffins are good. Love the topping. I made 6 large muffins with this recipe, baked a little longer. It’s a keeper.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat January 28, 2021 - 5:18 pm

I love the topping too! Fabulous idea; someone on Pinterest did this as well. I’m so glad you think my recipe is a keeper! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment.

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Katie February 11, 2021 - 11:23 am

Great recipe! So delicious and easy to make. I’ll definitely make these again.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat February 12, 2021 - 10:43 am

Thank you so much for the 5-star rating! I’m happy you’ll be making them again, Katie.

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Hope March 6, 2021 - 8:25 pm

I’ve made these a few times and they always turn out amazing!! My husband made the mistake of sharing with our friends/neighbors and now I have to make a double batch so I have enough for everyone! 😂 It’s definitely a huge hit every single time. Thank you for sharing your recipe!!!

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Beat Bake Eat March 7, 2021 - 1:55 pm

Lol, oh my goodness. That genuinely makes me so happy to hear. I love getting comments like this. You’re very welcome, Hope! Thank you so much for taking the time to review my recipe.

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Brandi Evans March 28, 2021 - 6:05 pm

Such a great recipe! I made double the topping and added a layer of topping inside the batter (2 layers of topping and 2 layers of batter). They were perfect without being too sweet! Thank you for sharing!

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Beat Bake Eat March 29, 2021 - 11:02 am

That’s a really good idea! I think someone else did this as well. I’m happy you liked them, Brandi. Thank you for the 5-star rating.

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Linda K June 16, 2021 - 11:19 pm

Delicious and perfect the first time! I baked them exactly 15 minutes and used muffin liners, which I usually don’t do. I had 2% milk so I used 1tbs and then 1 tbs Natural Bliss Coffeemate Creamer in the icing Yum!!!

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Beat Bake Eat June 17, 2021 - 9:24 am

Yay! The liners just help to keep the crumbs where they should be and prevents them from sticking to the pan. Ouu, that sounds delicious! A few others have mentioned that they used coffee creamer as well. Thanks so much for leaving a review, Linda.

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Ang July 18, 2021 - 8:51 am

I don’t make the glaze, but I follow every other step and they come out perfect. Recently I’ve started experimenting by adding protein powder, to help my kiddo get a bit more protein in his diet, and it’s also great that way. We make these at least twice a month now. Thank you!

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Beat Bake Eat July 18, 2021 - 2:47 pm

That’s a great idea. I’ve never thought of adding protein powder before. Wow, that is so good to hear! Thanks so much for leaving me a comment. I enjoy getting feedback. Maybe one day you should try them with the glaze. It’s really good.

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Buffy September 19, 2021 - 10:34 pm

Love this recipe! They are delicious

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Beat Bake Eat September 20, 2021 - 4:36 am

Thank you very much, Buffy!

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Debby September 25, 2021 - 11:15 am

I made these this morning and they were amazing. I made a few revisions, I didn’t have brown sugar for the topping but I used white sugar it worked fine. The topping was soft and runny at first but I made the topping then mixed up the muffins and by the time I needed to use the topping it cooled off some and I mixed it with my fingers and it was fine. I made 6 jumbo muffins and one small bread loaf 6.5 x 3.5 inch pan. I baked the muffins 30 min and the bread 35 min. I added walnuts and did not frost them. I’m thinking a few chocolate chips would be good in them.

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Beat Bake Eat September 25, 2021 - 11:10 pm

Oh wow, this gives me some insight as to why others’ toppings are coming out mushy; they’re using hot butter. The butter should be cooled to room temperature before using. I’ll make sure to add that to the recipe. I’ve never made them jumbo before, sounds good! If you think they’re amazing plain, wait till you try them with the glaze. Yes, chocolate chips would be a great addition. Other people have mentioned adding them.

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Jzapp October 12, 2021 - 4:08 pm

These muffins are very good and very, very moist. They are not very sweet and the family loves them. I will make them again.

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Beat Bake Eat October 12, 2021 - 5:30 pm

Thank you so much! I’m happy you and your family enjoyed these muffins. You can always increase the sugar in the crumb topping to 2/3 cup if you want them to be sweeter. I’ve done this before and it was delicious!

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