Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

This past weekend finally felt like a weekend to me. I made some meals in, went to a brewery on Saturday, did some meal planning and grocery shopping, and hung out with Beans a lot. It felt good to just be home and chill. 

A lot of the time, I’m really not that into cooking but lately I find myself craving time in the kitchen more and more. Sunday morning I wanted nothing more than some iced coffee and a yummy bakery treat. I asked my husband if he wanted to walk up the street with me to the local bakery, but that didn’t really rouse him so I decided to make do with what I had at home. 

It was a toss up between some chocolate chip scones or muffins, but I haven’t had muffins in forever. I love banana crumb muffins – or any muffins with a crumb topping for that matter! This recipe is a little healthier than a standard muffin recipe – there is no butter or granulated white sugar in the batter. The crumb topping is what it is though – sugar and butter. Leave it out for an even lighter version.

Lightened Up Banana Crumb Muffins |

Lightened Up Banana Crumb Muffins2014-08-10 06:36:14Yields 10A lighter version of indulgent banana muffins with a sweet, crispy crumb toppingWrite a reviewSave RecipePrintPrep Time15 minPrep Time15 minMuffins

  1. 1 1/2 cup flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking soda
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. dash of cinnamon
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  7. 2 tsbp. coconut oil
  8. 2 bananas, mashed
  9. 1/2 cup almond milk

Crumb Topping

  1. 2 tbsp. flour
  2. dash of cinnamon
  3. 1 tbsp. butter
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar


  1. Mash bananas in a bowl and add egg, coconut oil, almond milk, and maple syrup.
  2. Add dry ingredients next: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  3. Mix well. Batter should be slightly thick.
  4. Pour into a muffin pan lined with muffin cups or sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Make crumb topping by adding brown sugar, butter, flour, and cinnamon together. Use a fork to break the butter into the other ingredients. The result should be a crumby dry mixture. Top all muffins with the crumb mixture.
  6. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes until the crumb mixture is slightly browned and a fork/toothpick comes out clean.


  1. Leave the crumb topping off for an even lighter version – although it’s hard to resist!
Lightened Up Banana Crumb Muffins |

Other variations to make this healthier would be to use part coconut flour/regular flour, whole wheat flour, or add some oats. Yum! 

Questions for You:

  • What’s something you cooked over the weekend? 
  • What’s your favorite type of muffin? 

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