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Blueberry Banana Crumb Topping Muffins

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Delicious and moist blueberry banana muffins with a streusel topping and a sweet vanilla glaze.

Blueberry Banana Muffins

These muffins are made using my Blueberry Banana Bread copycat recipe for the Farmhouse Kitchen.  Farmhouse Kitchen is located in the Old Mill District in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The bread is absolutely moist, flavorful, and delicious.  It’s super easy to convert this bread to a muffin recipe, and there’s a sweet vanilla glaze added to the top of these muffins.

Delicious and moist blueberry banana muffins with a crumb topping and a sweet vanilla glaze lined on a dark marble slab.

Fresh VS. Frozen

I use fresh blueberries when making my blueberry banana bread or muffins but you can certainly substitute the fresh for frozen.

When using frozen blueberries, it’s important to not let them thaw out because using thawed blueberries will cause the batter to turn blue or purple. Just use them frozen and they’ll come out great!

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Overripe Bananas

One trick to getting moist banana muffins is to use overripe bananas.  The bananas will smush easily with a fork and will blend easily into the batter.

Top view of blueberry muffins with a sweet glaze on a dark marble slab.

Blueberry Banana Crumb Topping Muffins

These blueberry banana muffins are made using two different oven temperatures.  This allows the muffins to rise and become soft and springy on the inside but have a crisp on the outside.  This is how you achieve these results using two different temperatures.

  • Preheat the oven to 425°
    • Bake for 5 minutes
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 350°
    • Bake for an additional 12-14 minutes

Making These Muffins

I use cupcakes liners when making my muffins but you can grease the muffin tin instead.  Make sure to grease the tin well to reduce any sticking.  I fill the liners all the way to the top to get the “muffin top” look.

To make the crumb topping for these muffins, mix the streusel topping and gently press the mixture into the batter so that it sticks and doesn’t fall off during baking.

Once the muffins are baked allow let them cool before drizzling the glaze on top of the crumb topping.  If they’re too warm then the glaze will melt into the muffins.

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Close up of blueberry muffin made with banana and a streusel topping.
Yield: 12 muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Delicious and moist blueberry banana muffins with a sweet vanilla glaze.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

Crumb Topping

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • blueberries, for garnish

Sweet Vanilla Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° and line muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a bowl, blend together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, blend eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the mashed bananas and blueberries. 
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until blended well.
  6. Fill the muffin liners all the way to the top.

Crumb Topping*

  1. Combine the melted butter, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon until crumbly.
  2. Divide the crumb topping evenly among the 12 muffins and press in gently.
  3. Top the crumb topping with blueberries.
  4. Bake in the oven at 425° for 5 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350° for 12 additional minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before drizzling with glaze.

Sweet Vanilla Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, combine confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until smooth.
  2. Drizzle on top of cool muffins.

Notes

*I have updated the crumb topping ingredients after bakers finding issues with the crumb topping coming out too liquidy.  

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 12.1gSaturated Fat: 2.5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 42.3gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 24.6gProtein: 3.4g

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