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

This 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

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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.

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Coffee Cake Banana Bread Muffins

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!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
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 (I used dark brown)
  • 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.

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201 comments

Hope March 12, 2022 - 9:43 pm

I’ve made this recipe a couple of times and they’re always a huge hit! This is my new go-to recipe when it comes to banana bread treats! Thank you so much for the idea! They’re absolutely amazing!!!

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat March 12, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Aw! You’re very welcome. That’s so wonderful to hear! Thanks so much for the 5 star rating.

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Anonymous April 1, 2022 - 9:32 pm

should I use full-size (12) muffin tins for this?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat April 2, 2022 - 7:23 pm

Yes!

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Kelly April 13, 2022 - 9:04 am

Hi I have a quick question. How long can you store these before serving and what’s the best way to store them?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat April 13, 2022 - 1:31 pm

Since these muffins sweat a lot I recommend storing them in an airtight container lined with paper towels. If the sweat bothers you, just place them in the fridge. You can store them for 2 days at room temperature or up to 4 days in the fridge.

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Anonymous May 14, 2022 - 3:43 pm

Had the same issue with the topping not turning out like your pictures, but they taste amazing and I’ll be making them again!

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Jeanne June 13, 2022 - 8:09 am

Excellent recipe. Nuts could be added but not necessarily needed with the crunchy tops. I’m actually writing this one down and adding to my recipe box. It’s a definite “make again” recipe. I never comment on recipes, but this one deserves it! Thank you!

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:56 pm

Thank you, rare commenter.

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Anonymous June 13, 2022 - 1:40 pm

The flavor is nice. The texture is light and fluffy…not dense like a banana bread. The recipe doesn’t make enough crumbs to look anything like the picture in the recipe. The crumbs are also crunchy and not soft like a coffee cake crumb would be.

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Jeanne July 18, 2022 - 4:07 pm

The Coffee Cake Banana Muffins were GREAT!
Very moist and the cinnamon topping and glaze
just added a buttery sweetness to them. This is definitely a keeper recipe!? Thank You!

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Susan July 24, 2022 - 9:19 pm

Got it in the oven, and they look gorgeous!!! I know the batter tasted good so I know they’re going to be great.

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Anonymous July 29, 2022 - 10:57 pm

Great muffin! Moist & not to sweet. Easy to make. Will freeze 1/2 of them for another time.

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:49 pm

Splendid idea!

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Cinnamon curls August 21, 2022 - 8:47 am

These are so good! My family truly enjoyed this delicious recipe. The strudel is everything. Thank you for sharing. I added chopped pecans to the dough before added the flour.

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Heather August 23, 2022 - 11:58 pm

Absolutely delicious and easy to make! Followed your recipe exactly as written, made them a little large along with a little more cooking time, and my co-workers loved them! They were fabulous! Thank you for sharing Crystal, and I will checkout more of your recipes.

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:49 pm

Thank you so much, Heather!

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Nacie August 25, 2022 - 12:57 pm

Absolutely delicious. I did add some rum extract and butter vanilla extract and walnuts. Other than that I followed recipe exactly as written. Will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing

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Anonymous August 29, 2022 - 6:42 pm

Made these today for my husband and he thought they were good!

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Glazel September 6, 2022 - 10:27 pm

Will adding mayo (I do for banana breads for moisture) work for this recipe too?

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:44 pm

Yea, someone commented that they did exactly this.

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Doreen September 11, 2022 - 3:20 pm

Darn I’m making this right now it’s in the oven
but I not sure if I added the baking soda in my mix
I hope they still work out okay

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Gail W. September 13, 2022 - 5:32 pm

What alterations would need to be made to add in some blueberries?

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:42 pm

You can add maybe up to 1 1/2 cups blueberries and coat them in at least 1 tablespoon of flour before adding them to the batter at the end.

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Anonymous September 13, 2022 - 6:52 pm

I have made these muffins at least once a month for 2 years sometimes more. Bestever!!!!

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:40 pm

No way!!! So happy you love them.

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Rom February 15, 2023 - 5:14 pm

Used this recipe with zero calorie sweeteners for both sugars and it turned out so perfect! I omitted the drizzle and baked it for 20 mins same temperature. It came out soft and not too dense, and made 16 muffins. Thank you for sharing!

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Renae February 19, 2023 - 9:30 am

I found your recipe for the banana coffee cake muffins and made them. We love them!!

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 7:11 pm

Yay!

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Anonymous March 15, 2023 - 10:09 am

I excluded the glaze on the batch I did. SO GOOD.

Any chance do you know what the adjusted calories are without the glaze?

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Christine April 17, 2023 - 7:10 pm

Can I use self rising flour

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Beat Bake Eat September 27, 2023 - 6:36 pm

I don’t recommend it. It requires too much tinkering.

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Linda August 13, 2023 - 3:18 pm

If I make this into a cake, 9 x 12 how long would I bake it?

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 12, 2023 - 10:40 pm

I’m so sorry I missed your comment, Linda.
First, I would reduce the temperature to 350F then bake for about 25 minutes.

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Brookiemaycakes August 19, 2023 - 11:17 am

I may have commented before, that’s how good these are. I have a batch in the oven right now, again.????these are my FAVORITE muffins, the most delicious and relatively easy to make muffins I’ve come across. They could be sold in stores, that’s how good I think they are. I started using tulip papers when baking them and they come out so beautifully! Thanks for this recipe. I tried to look for you on IG to tag you, but im not sure if you’re currently active.

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 12, 2023 - 10:35 pm

That’s such a nice compliment, thank you! They really are bakery worthy. I’ve been meaning to buy some tulip papers; thanks for the reminder and thank you for tagging me on IG!

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Keli Fritz September 1, 2023 - 8:54 pm

Oh. My. Yummy. Goodness!!!! I only had 2 bananas, so I cut it down to 2/3 of everything and for the glaze I kept the recipe the same but added 1/3 cup softened cream cheese. Oh my. These were to DIE FOR. Thanks so muchhhh!!!❤️❤️❤️????

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Keli Fritz September 1, 2023 - 8:54 pm

Oh. My. Yummy. Goodness!!!! I only had 2 bananas, so I cut it down to 2/3 of everything and for the glaze I kept the recipe the same but added 1/3 cup softened cream cheese. Oh my. These were to DIE FOR. Thanks so muchhhh!!!❤️❤️❤️????

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Crystal | Beat Bake Eat September 12, 2023 - 10:23 pm

Wow, smart thinking. That glaze sounds amazing. I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Keli.

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Pam October 26, 2023 - 1:43 pm

My 4 year old granddaughter is CRAZY about these muffins! I make mini muffins. Easy recipe and so moist and delicious! ????

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Beat Bake Eat October 27, 2023 - 11:27 am

Thank you, Pam! I’m so happy your granddaughter loves them!

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Nikki November 28, 2023 - 4:15 pm

Mine have come out looking awesome. No issues with the topping being mushy, even though my crumble was still a tad warm as I was pressing into the batter. However at 16 minutes it was just soupy wet batter on the inside still, so I took it out at the 25 min mark. They look like they’ll be great. Can’t wait till they’re cool so I can drizzle the rest of the topping. Sure smells wonderful in here right now though. 🙂

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Beat Bake Eat November 28, 2023 - 9:18 pm

Oh, no! Unfortunately, bananas come in all different sizes so the baking time will vary. And did you make 12 muffins or 18? That would make a huge difference as well. I’m a little worried that your muffins baked for too long. How did they taste? Did you like them?

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Sue January 14, 2024 - 5:31 pm

The banana crumb muffins smell Devine but did 375 for max time still very wet. Put on convection for 10 more minutes.Sorry don’t like these new ovens never had issues before which rack temp etc lol.I did 7 min. more look like they’re done.Nope was still gooey on bottom so lowered rack another 5 mins.

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Beat Bake Eat January 16, 2024 - 5:43 pm

Oh, no! Yeah, convection ovens bake food differently than conventional ovens. I’m sorry you had to go through so much trouble but thank you for leaving this comment because it will help someone else with the same oven as you!

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Anonymous January 28, 2024 - 7:07 pm

Mine turned out dense and dry. Not sure why

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Gina January 30, 2024 - 4:02 pm

PLEASE GET RID OF THE POP UP ADS!! Omg it’s so annoying when you’re trying to get to an awesome recipe but everything u try to scroll down u hit an ad & have to go back again & again…these muffins are amazing & more ppl should make them lol!

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