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Banana Garam Masala Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

Updated: Mar 31, 2022

These soft, moist, bakery-style muffins are full of banana flavor with a hint of the popular Northern Indian spice blend, garam masala. These muffins are easy to make and are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea.

Spiced Banana Garam Masala Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

Soft and Moist Banana Garam Masala Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

Makes 6 jumbo muffins


Banana Garam Masala Muffins

  • 2 large (or 3 medium) ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ tsp garam masala

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp salt

Walnut Crumb Topping

  • ⅓ cup walnuts, chopped

  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed


Banana Garam Masala Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a jumbo muffin pan with paper liners.

  2. Stir together the mashed bananas, eggs, oil, vanilla, honey, and milk in a large bowl until combined. Add in the brown sugar and whisk to combine.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, garam masala, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine ensuring there are no lumps in the batter.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan.

Walnut Crumb Topping

  1. Combine the walnuts, sugar, flour, and garam masala in a small bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Top each muffin with the crumb mixture.

  3. Bake muffins for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Looking for other ways to use up ripe bananas? Check out these tasty recipes:

Banana Pudding

Easy Marbled Banana Bread

Warm Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

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