Eggless Banana Crumb Muffins

There were a few over-ripe bananas on the kitchen counter waiting to be used and since no one was going to eat them, I decided to bake banana muffins. Unfortunately, the heat we’ve been experiencing here didn’t motivate me to bake yesterday. So, the first thing I did today morning on entering the kitchen was to make preparations to bake. My son woke up, walked into the kitchen which was filled with a wonderful aroma of baking and said, “Amma, what are you making for breakfast? The house is smelling so nice.” He sure had a sweet cute-cooking surprise for breakfast.:)

Banana Crumble Muffin
Eggless Banana Crumb Muffin

The recipe that I have followed with some tweaking is Allrecipes banana crumb muffin recipe which calls for a crunchy crumb topping for the banana muffins. The batter was easy to put together with rewarding results. The banana muffins were soft and moist, cinnamon added a wonderful flavor, the banana and chocolate chips pairing was just perfect and the crunchy sparkling crumb stole the show. Isn’t it amazing that such sorry looking mushy bananas can be transformed into such wonderful treats?:)

Banana muffins batter before baking  Banana muffins batter topped with crumble
Banana muffin batter and with crumb topping before baking

Eggless Banana Crumb Muffins Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 20-25 mts

Makes approx 12 muffins



4 very ripe large bananas, mashed

1 cup all purpose flour (maida)

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (atta)

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon pwd

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

2 tbsps yogurt

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

For crumb:

1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar (I used demarara sugar)

1 tbsp all purpose flour

1/2 tbsp butter

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the middle of the oven.
2 In a large bowl combine the flours, sugars, baking powd, baking soda, cinnamon pwd, salt and chocolate chips. Use a whisk to combine. Set aside.
3 In another bowl combine the mashed bananas, yogurt, butter and vanilla. With a wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients until just combined and batter is thick. Do not over mix the batter.
4 Prepare crumb by combining together the brown sugar, flour and butter. Keep aside.
5 Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin liners half way through and sprinkle some crumble on top of each muffin. Bake for about 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6 Place on a wire rack to cool and remove muffins from pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.


The original recipe called for an egg which I replaced with a mashed banana and 2 tbsps yogurt.

Eggless Banana Crumb Muffins

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  bananas


The banana muffins were soft and moist, cinnamon added a wonderful flavor, the banana and chocolate chips pairing was just perfect and the crunchy sparkling crumb stole the show.
  • Stella

    Dear Sailu

    Mouth-watering!! Was wondering how to use overripe bananas… perfect!

    Could u pls add microwave recipes too.. or if microwave was being used in a particular recipe, the procedure.


  • Jayasree

    Crunchy topping is very tempting. Can’t wait to try. Nice way to use up overripe bananas, which i always have in plenty.

  • Rupa

    YUM…YUM….YUM…am not able to move away from this page…they look so delish…..lovely and they are eggless…perfect for me….you rock sailu πŸ™‚

  • arundathi

    Sailu – It looks gorgeous. I always end up making banana bread – at least I can now have an option with those over ripe bananas. The substitution of the egg was very cool.

  • sri

    hey sailu … its mouthwatering. definitely wud try these ..but what if i have to use eggs how many do i use instead of bananas .. let me know.
    I am a constant viewer of your website .. now i am so addicted that the first thing i do is check ur website in the morning .. thanks for sharing such good recipes and wonderful pictures.

    Thank you, Sri.:) One egg or in its place one mashed banana+2tbsps yogurt.

  • ranji

    wow wow wow!!!simply delicious….tempting photos too…loved it.

  • Shibani

    Sailu, it can’t be a better way to use the over ripen bananas, kids will just love them esp the crumbs are making me saliavate. Very good pictures.

  • sireesha

    hey sailu Ò€¦ its mouthwatering and yummy too. definitely I will try these ..
    thanks for sharing such yummy recipes.

  • Kamalika

    Awesome sailu.. They look so tempting … might as well grab it from the monitor …

  • Mishmash!

    As I am reading this I am having a banana muffin for my breakfast …coincidence isn’t it ?:) And can imagine how happy ur son must ve been waking up to the smell of baked goodies πŸ™‚

  • Mansi

    Banana-nut muffins are eternal favorites, and adding that crumb topping sure takes them to anoter level! nicely done Sailu:)

  • Cham

    The crumb on top is just awesome πŸ™‚ Very tempting cupcakes

  • rachel


  • sangeeth

    very yummy and mouthwatering…

  • TBC

    I make banana muffins all the time. Have never tried it with a crumb topping. Yours looks wonderful, Sailu. πŸ™‚

  • Mallika

    May I have one please? Looks so yummy and an ingenious way to use up overripe bananas.

  • Divya Vikram

    Love banana muffins..I like the crumby topping here..I thought u had used some reare ingredient for it..But only APflour n brown sugar!amazing

  • Suganya

    Its surprising how the sugar is crumbly even after baking. Cute breakfast indeed.

  • sushma

    That luks so yummy and im writing this at 1 in the afternoon without having food so u can imagine..

  • DJ

    Hi Sailu,

    This might sound silly but where do you buy paper cups for the muffins? Since yesterday i have this craving to bake muffins, I have the steel pan and steel cups but i don’t have paper cups. I don’t know where to buy them here(Noida). Can I still go ahead and bake them in the steel pan directly?


    The muffin liners were from US. Cupcake or muffin liners will be available in most bakery supply stores. You can grease the muffin pan and spoon the batter.

  • Asha

    Crumbs looks wonderful on top.I have never made eggless so far, must try once!:)

  • dolly

    Dear sailu …muffins look wonderful and cannot wait to make them..

  • Cynthia

    I wish I was there to enjoy this for breakfast πŸ™‚

  • pritya

    Dear Sailaja, Always a pleasure to be here. Kindly click on the link below, we have something special for you there, for those of you who really inspired us to enter the blogging world.

  • Sunny

    Thank you!We can always use a new way to use bananas with so many getting ripe around here.

  • Supriya

    Hi Sailaja….the muffins look so tempting that I wish I could have a bite straight from those pics…..Thanks for posting this one…was looking forward for some eggless delights…cheers again

  • Indian Girl

    Hey Sailaja!
    As I’ve said many times before – awesome post!
    I made these muffins today, for a close friend of mine who absolutely loves banana muffins and can eat them everyday πŸ™‚
    She loved it! Except I messed up with the crumbs….mine were goooey. Guess I added very little sugar and flour compared to the butter. I also added some raisins and walnuts. Next time I shall make em more powder like consistency.
    Thanks girl!

    Indian Girl

  • Jyothsna

    I have 2 over ripe bananas lying on the counter…. I’ll halve your recipe. Picture looks good πŸ™‚

  • Sue

    Hey Sailu, I’m with Stella on microwave method to your recipes? Please? Because I don’t have an oven, you know.

    A fortnight ago I figured out how to do the dum for biriyanis in a microwave, and I’m pretty impressed with myself!

  • Srivalli

    Looks so lovely!

  • veda

    Dear Sailaja,

    Can I come over for breakfast:-))))

    lovely looking muffins there!!!!!!please can u let me know how to make these in microwave ?


  • Srimathi (


    Yum-O I am going to try this.My daughter loves these banana cup cakes as she puts it and loves anything that is crunchy. Thanks for making this and sharing it with us. I loved the photo makes me want to bake.

  • Shreya

    Just never posted a comment, made it abt 10 days ago and it was a super hit, at a potluck party. Everyone liked the flavor of banana. One lady said that instead of choco chips, one should use walnuts or pecans to get the right taste. I too felt when she said, as i am not a chocolate freak. But my boys like the combo. Thanks again Sailu.

  • kavitha

    Please, post something. The first thing I do after coming to office everyday is check whether you have posted anything. All your posts are so good and your food and pictures are heavenly. Thanks for making our cooking(learning) experiences beautiful.

  • raaji

    hi sailu……..

    this one’s look really wonderful…..
    i dont know how u take such wonderful pics….

  • raaji

    thanks for such wonderful recipes….
    check my blog…

  • Bharti

    Many a time lurker, first time comment poster πŸ™‚
    My daughter loves banana bread/muffins too. I’ll have to try the crunchy topping next time. lovely! Thank goodness for sorry looking bananas!

  • dolly

    Hi…sailu…i baked these today and they taste great…thanks for a great recipe..

  • arundati

    look awesome….the crumb topping makes it look spectacular!!

  • Sheilu


    I’m a regular visitor, but first time i’m posting a reply. I’m ur namesake. Love ur recipes, i becoming more regular nowadays. Do let me know,how this muffin can be made in a microwave, i dont have an oven.
    I’m waiting to try it. My kids love cup cakes. this sounds healthy.

  • minka

    Looks lovely. Can I bake this as a cake instead of a muffin ? Also , can the banana + yogurt be used as a egg substitute in all recipes ? Or is it different for cookies, cakes etc ?

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  • Chitra

    Dear Sailu,

    I came across your site and tried the banana muffin and it came out perfecto!! And I have tried my hand at baking with a recipe so far. I always used to just buy a cake mix and mix eggs+oil and bake it.

    Thanks a lot and I hope to try more of your recipes


  • Kalyani

    Hi Sailu

    Wonderful recipe … i love cake recipe’s …. i have a small doubt can i use brown sugar(powdered one) for the crumbs … Thank You for ur great recipe’s …..


    Your welcome, Kalyani. You can use coarsely pwd brown sugar.

  • Kalyani

    Hi Sailu,

    Today i prepared it for breakfast .. it came out very good …. my kid and husband liked it a lot …… Thanks to u and ur great site ….

    Keep Going with great recipeÒ€ℒs ….


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  • Vijaya

    Hello Sailaja,
    I made the banana muffins and they turned out to be awesome and was a big hit with the kids and my hubby. I had only 2 bananas and used only 2, but then the taste was awesome and with same measurements as yours I could make 13 muffins.
    Thanks for the receipe. Could you please post few more receipes for muffins in case you know some more and I am sure you must be knowing more?

  • neeraja

    hi sailu, too many fans for u and nice comments from so many people because of mouth watering recipes from u. i am seeing ur recipes since many days and all are awesome.

    in this recipe, u used brown sugar, can we subsitute it with any other ingredient because here in my place it is not available, i think. can we use pattika bellam (telugu) pieces for this recipe instead of brown sugar?

    and brown sugar is not melting after cooking also? pls clear my doubts.

    i will surely try ur recipe tomorrow as i have bananas at home but not having brown sugar. i have to check if available in the shop today.

  • Shri

    Sailu, I finished baking these muffins just 15mins back and I could not wait to thank you for such a wonderful recipe.
    Soft and yummy muffins. I did a little tweaking, did not have cinnamon powder so substituted with nutmeg powder, I do not have a muffin mould so baked in a 6″ round baking pan. I did not do the crumb part as I was running late to pick up my son from school. Will do it next time. My son is napping now, waiting for him to wake up and have a go at the muffins. Once again thanks for the lovely muffins recipe!!
    I saw you posted a lemon cake recipe, going to try my hands at this one next.

  • Priya

    Tried this recipe n it was delicious!!!

  • Piya

    Recipe was mind-blowing!!!

  • aparna

    why did u add atta. Does it change the texture of the muffin or can v skip it ?
    Please let me know.

    One more question, do u have any article on making yoghurt at home. Can v make using store bought like Nestle, Heritage etc yoghurt in cups.


  • tumi

    hi sailu,

    just finished baking them and they’v turned out simply amazing!! as always you r fantastic.

    thanks for sharing.

  • Swetha

    Hey sailu… can i use the same recipe for a small banana cake?

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can.

  • vibha

    made these 3 times in past 10 days. my family which isnt a cake or muffin fan asked for more. I didnt have white butter so i used ghee. 1st time-dark chocolate was chopped. 2nd time i added soaked black currants ( soaked just 30 mts )and toasted almonds and lesser ghee. 3rd time i just added more cinnamon. Each time this was a winner.

    A question- i want to make these for a friends 50th bday. Can i dress these up a bit? how? or add another tweak to it?

    thank u so much!