Lighter Banana Crumb Muffins

Lighter Banana Crumb Muffins

aradi 4

"A basic banana muffin with crunchy topping. Fat free! I prefer organic applesauce."


35 m servings 178 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.5g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Whisk 1 1/2 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Beat bananas, 3/4 cup brown sugar, agave syrup, egg, and 1/3 cup applesauce in a separate bowl until thoroughly combined. Stir banana mixture into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 full of batter.
  3. Mix 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon in a bowl; stir 1 1/2 teaspoons of applesauce into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Since packed brown sugar is not as sweet as white sugar, I added a tablespoon of agave honey/syrup. The bananas were very ripe (the skin was already brown) so if the bananas you have are not that ripe, you might want to add more agave syrup. I live in Yucatan's peninsula so preheated the oven at 150°C. If you live in a non-altitude place you might have to bake 20°C to 30°C less than what the recipe calls for.
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  1. 14 Ratings


they turned out great. You can't tell that they are healthy for you at all. My picky 5 year old loved them. I added cinnamon and allspice and nutmeg to the muffin mix, and oats to the crumb topp...

These came out really nicely...I had to use more applesauce and less bananas because I ran out. They are really sweet and dont even taste "healthy"! Even though I used whole whaeat flour.

I used two bananas, omitted the agave syrup and added a handful of chocolate chips. I added too much applesauce to the crumble topping so it was more like a paste on top of the muffins. They tu...