These Peanut butter banana muffins are soft and moist with a large crumb befitting a bakery-style muffin. The streusel is generously piled atop creating a peanut butter banana masterpiece!
There is no shortage of streusel topping on the muffins!
And since I called these “muffins”, they are a completely acceptable breakfast food. You’re welcome.
Clearly my love of crumble doesn’t stop with berry desserts because I am not ashamed to say that I ate three muffin tops while taking photos of these muffins.
Yes, three. Yes, just the tops.
What? I’m human.
Did you think I wasn’t? That’s so sweet.
The banana, brown sugar and yogurt keep these muffins very moist, and pureeing the bananas with the peanut butter and yogurt evenly distributes both primary flavors throughout the batter, so that each bite is full of the peanut butter banana taste that you love!
You will love how these light and fluffy muffins practically melt in your mouth!
There are five, yes, FIVE large bananas in this recipes, which means they are fabulously moist and bursting with banana flavor. In this recipe I also use bananas that are not just brown spotted but practically liquefied. Really, really ripe. As in you’re worried that one more day on the counter might be too many.
While yours don’t have to be quite this far gone, you want the banana flavor to be developed enough to be able to hold its own against the peanut butter. As long as they are passed the brown spotted stage, you should be golden.
I always use muffin liners, but I tested this recipe in unlined muffin tins and I regret it. I think the tin (even nonstick) imparts a subtly strange flavor to the very outside of the muffin. An unfussy and inexpensive liner will keep the peanut butter flavor pure.
Liners also help a frozen muffin stay moist in the freezer and during thawing. Bonus!
On a side note, if you ever come over, ask for a muffin! I always have several different kinds hiding away in the freezer! Or I will just make these Peanut Butter Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Streusel Topping because nothing beats a muffin straight from the oven!
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