Banana butterscotch chip muffins

It's been a while since I baked anything with bananas  .....

I seldom buy it as I'm the only one who's going to eat it all tsk tsk

Bananas here are cheap especially at the market , a bunch ( about 5-7 pieces ) for 5 bucks ....

It's my first time to try Dole bananas , I usually buy Del Monte but if I get to choose between the two , it'll be Dole ....

Come to think of it , I love Dole canned pineapple compare to Del Monte which I find a little bit mushy -__-

But it's neither here nor there , let's go back to banana muffins lol

Instead of using chocolate in this muffins I used my remaining butterscotch chip and I like this combo more ; I also reduced the sugar as both the bananas and the chips are already sweet and let's not forget the sweet crumb topping !

If you like you may omit the crumb topping but I like the crunchy texture of it in contrast to the soft almost cupcakey texture of the muffin .

Recipe from Clinton St Baking Company Cookbook

Makes 10 standard-sized muffins

1/2 stick / 4 tablespoon / 56 grams unsalted butter , softened
1/2 cup sugar ( I used 1/4 cup ) 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks ( butterscotch chips ) 
2 perfectly ripe to overripe medium-sized bananas , cut into 1-inch chunks ( smaller is way better )

10 tablespoon **crumb mix

** Crumb mix : Makes about 1 1/2 cups , enough for 2 to 3 batches of muffins

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 stick unsalted butter , cubed

* Mix the dry ingredients with the butter by hand until mixture is pea-sized ; the mix can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks .


* Preheat oven to 190°C ; lightly grease muffin tins or use paper muffin cups .
* In an electric mixer on medium speed , cream together the butter , sugar and vanilla .
* Sift the remaining dry ingredients together in bowl .
* Add egg to the butter mixture and blend until combined .
* Add 1/4 cup of the sour cream to the butter mixture , then half of the dry ingredients , mixing and repeating with the remaining sour cream and then the remaining dry ingredients until the batter is combined . Be sure to end with the dry ingredients .
* Fold in the choco chunks and bananas until evenly mixed .
* Spoon batter into muffin tins , leaving room on the top for the Crumb Mix ; top each muffins with 1 tbsp of the crumb mix . Bake for 25 to 33 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean .


  1. Chocolate chips and bananas, a lovely combination. I have two bananas in freezer, will see when their turn come. No, I will keep the crumbs topping actually I like it.

  2. These muffins look so moist and crumbly. Never added sour cream to muffins before (usually use yoghurt), think that will make it even more delicious!

  3. you remind me i also too long did not use banana in baking..Like your banana muffin, sound light and good, good to have it over a cup of coffee.

  4. YUM...I love any kind of banana cakes becoz they smell and taste good...and your crumble mix topping adds even more texture to it...lovely idea:)

  5. wow, that's a great looking muffin and i especially like the crumbles on top and the sound of butterscotch chips makes me weak!

  6. Wow! Those muffins look perfectly baked! Love the combination of banana and butterscotch! Soooo yummy!

  7. Love these muffins with the crumble top! Sounds so perfect with banana added.

  8. Hi Anne, your muffin look so moist and delicious. Love the combination, look like to die for..... yum yum I love the butterscotch chips.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

  9. O.kay now you make me melt with these tempting banana butterscotch chip muffins! So moist & with yummy chocolate chips! I mean how can anyone resist these goodies! I obvious can't!! How nice to have you as my neighbor ! hehehehehe

  10. Butterscotch and bananas sound like the perfect combination! And that streusel topping also looks wonderful :)

  11. Looks great, and yes, I think if I make this, I will not miss out the crumbly topping.

  12. mmm there is something so comforting about banana muffins. and love the butterscotch chips! nice touch!

  13. Looks wonderful! Omit the crumb topping? You must be kidding! I would pick on the crumbs as well! Yum!

  14. I'm not sure my first comment made it to you. I just wanted you to know that the muffins sound delicious and would be appreciated by my family.Have a great day. Blessings....Mary.

  15. Your banana butterscotch muffins looks very delicious!

    Omit crumb topping??? Totally agree with Joyce and baby Sumo... I must be crazy if I omit the crumb topping.

  16. these look out of this world good!!!! simply gorgeous - love those muffin cup holders!
    Mary x

  17. These muffins look scrumptious! Streuesel topping has to stay!

  18. Wife made this yesterday and the kids love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  19. These look so yummy! What a great tasty combo, I want to make some for me!!!! As i am on a low-carb diet, I will try your recipe with soy flour instead of normal flour, wish me luck, I really hope they will turn out as good as yours!!! x

  20. Gorgeous! These look super super tasty. I love banana and butterscotch...totally a match made in heaven. :)


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