Banana Muffin Tops

Banana Muffin Tops: it's the best part of the muffin anyway, right?

I have a love of muffin tops.

Not that flap of skin that sticks out of too tight jeans. Nope, not that kind of muffin top.

I’m talking the tops of a muffin. Where all the good flavor resides. I recently bought a muffin top pan (which can also double as a whoopie pie pan), and have gotten into trying all sorts of muffins. Remember these carrot cake muffin tops with cream cheese frosting? Yeah. I can’t get them out of my mind either. They were amazing.

So are these banana muffin tops. Moist, delicious, and super easy to make! You could certainly “pimp them out” by adding nuts and a glaze on top…but it totally wasn’t necessary. These are awesome to keep in the freezer too and take them out for a quick breakfast. Enjoy!

Banana Muffin Tops


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt


  1. In mixer, blend butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Blend in bananas. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Fill cavities of muffin top pan half full (do not over fill). Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove and cool. Enjoy

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These BANANA MUFFIN TOPS are the best! Plus, who doesn't love the top of the muffin for breakfast?

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on March 27, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. Me too, I love tops of a muffin. this is the most delicious finger licking part. I also love banana muffin. Thanks for sharing you recipe. Hopefully, I can prepare this one tomorrow.

  2. This looks so good! I never knew there was such a thing even though I love muffins and bake them quite often. Must go look for one small enough to fit into my oven. Thanks for sharing!

  3. These look so good! They will put my muffin top pan to good use. Thanks for the whoppie pie idea, I have never thought of using my pan for that!

  4. these muffin tops are PERFECT! i have a muffin top holder just waiting to be used. i’m saving this recipe and pinning it. yum!

  5. Muffin tops are the bestttttttt!!! My favorite part of the muffin, although I am sure there are MANY others out there like that.

  6. Yesssss… I love me some banana muffins like no other! I NEED this, Aimee! NEED! Please send some my way ASAP because I am starving and cannot wait.

  7. I love the idea of muffin tops! Your recipe looks wonderful!! I just saw your post from yesterday and your cupcakes look wonderful!! Happy birthday to your daughter!

  8. LOL! I agree – muffin tops are awesome. I need to make some for the freezer. I get really hungry after the gym. If I’ve just exercised, then it’s okay, right?

  9. hahaha!! I am glad you clarified about the muffin tops… I was giggling as I read that:-)

    I love a simple but yummy muffin top. Thanks for the tip to freeze them. My daughter wants muffins all the time. I will need to freeze some just for her:-)

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