Banana Nut Crumb Muffins

Banana Nut Crumb Muffins

Everyone in my house is under the weather and being that I found some energy today, I knew we needed a treat to lift our spirits.  I had way too many bananas that were very ripe (we can never get through bananas fast enough it seems), so I knew I wanted to base the recipe around those suckers.  I have a staple, go-to banana muffin recipe which I make without having to think or look at ingredients, but I wanted something more indulgent.  I decided the best way to take them to the next level was with a crumb top.  Everything is better with crumble topping, right? I didn’t want to use up all my newfound energy, so I did not pull out the mixer, and I used only one bowl.  These muffins, I tell you, are so moist, perfectly sweet, filling, and really nicely textured.  They were made for your morning coffee.  Oh, and they are vegan. I must say, they definitely put a smile on some faces today.  Thank goodness for crumble toppings.

 Banana Nut Crumb Muffins

Makes 11 muffins

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Banana Nut Crumb Muffins
Yields 11
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Cook Time
22 min
Cook Time
22 min
  1. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  2. 4 medium ripe bananas
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  4. 2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  8. 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  9. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  10. 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Crumble Top
  1. 1/4 cup raw sugar
  2. 5 tablespoons spelt flour
  3. 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  4. 2 tablespoons vegan butter (I used Earth Balance)
  1. Preheat the oven to 375Β°F.
  2. Pour applesauce into a large bowl. Add banana and mash with a fork.
  3. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk for about one minute.
  4. Add vanilla and melted coconut oil and stir.
  5. Add flour and oats and stir with a spatula until just combined. Fold in walnuts.
  6. Divide batter among 11 lined muffin tins, I used silicone muffin cup liners.
  7. Wipe down your mixing bowl and add crumble ingredients. Mash with a fork until you get a crumbly consistency. Spoon crumble over muffin tops.
  8. Bake for 22 minutes or until tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool slightly, then remove from muffin tin and serve. You can store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for about 5 days.
  9. Enjoy!
Adapted from The Minimalist Baker
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  1. uglicoyote says:

    Reblogged this on Vegan Coyote.

  2. these look fantastic! i hope everyone feels better soon!

  3. YUM-MY!!!!

  4. Fantastic muffins! Saved!!

  5. These creations look so amazing! I hope they did raise everyone’s spirits – they look delicious!

  6. connie.n.w. says:

    they look so yummy! i was also planning on making some kind of banana dessert because i also can’t seem to get through them all. i like to put walnuts and chocolate chips in them. they’re also super tasty to heat up so the chocolate melts a little. i’m going to save this recipe though. thanks!

    • Hello! I love chocolate chips in my banana bread and muffins. 99% of the time, they’re in there. πŸ˜‰ Changed it up for these as I didn’t want them to be overly sweet.
      Please do let me know if you try them!
      Thanks for stopping by,

      • connie.n.w. says:

        That’s a good call actually about it being overly sweet perhaps. πŸ™‚

  7. These look delicious!! Can you buy spelt flour at the regular grocery store?

  8. amazing recipe, and such beautiful photos. I cant wait to try these πŸ˜€

  9. I hope everyone at your house gets well soon! I’m sure these muffins made everyone feel a little better. These look fab! Celeste πŸ™‚

  10. Delicious! We also always have overripe bananas, and these look like a great way to use them.

  11. Fig & Quince says:


  12. This is gorgeous Sophia and I am loving the blog make over! For some reason I have missed on your posts lately. Time for clean up I guess as you suggested! These banana nut muffins look awesome. I have some ripe bananas so I might be making these. πŸ™‚
    I hope you feel better now!

  13. That crumble top looks so inviting Sophia! I have a weakness for crunchy, crumbly crumbles!! I’m sure these worked wonders to lift all of your spirits and give you some fuel to heal. πŸ˜€

  14. These look so good! I love banana anything! Amazing site by the way. Happy baking and blogging!

  15. These look so delicious and I love the idea of using coconut oil in them.

  16. These look so delicious, and your photos are beautiful! I will definitely try to make these soon. I’m not a fan of walnuts, do you think they might taste good if I subsitute almonds?


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