Banana Crumbs Muffins with Chia seeds

When it comes to food I haven’t done much lately. At least nothing worth sharing. Most of the time it’s a very quick and easy dinner. For lunch my husband has all kinds of “goodies” from the pre-made frozen food section. Our Little One is happy with smoothies, cheese cream-jam sandwiches, eggs, cheese or some pretzels. SHE LOVES PRETZELS!!!

I know, I know, those are not the best choices but I am not able to make anything more these days. I wish I had more energy and I was in less pain, but I am not, and it is what it is. A few more weeks and all will get better. I’ll be back to my old self. 

This morning I took an advantage of feeling pretty energetic and in a good mood. I made banana crumbs muffins with some extra healthy kick: chia seeds. I made them before and my husband LOVED it. They are really easy and fast to make and taste delicious. Fluffy, soft and moist inside and very crunchy on the outside. I changed a few things in the old version and I think this one is much better.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds


Feel free to double the crumbs recipe as they are really delicious and the more of it on top of the muffin the better it tastes.

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon almonds (or any kinds of nuts), finely chopped  (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 or 11 ( I made 11 from this recipe) muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and chia seeds. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Fill prepared muffin cups to about 3/4 with batter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter. Mix with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Mixed in chopped nuts. Sprinkle topping over muffins. I mean, cover completely the top of the muffin with the crumbs (if you made double batch).
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Knowing for sure that my husband is going to enjoy them I had to check if those will be toddler approved, as well. And here are the results:

You think she liked it ?! 🙂

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11 responses to “Banana Crumbs Muffins with Chia seeds”

  1. these really do look delicious!! i just may have to try. homemade muffins are always a welcome breakfast treat! that crumb topping looks fabulous and I think your sweet little girl loves them!! i just love the shot of her from the side!!


    1. those crumbs are actually the star in here. without them muffins would be just an ordinary banana muffins.
      with a glass of milk they are great for breakfast, as my daughter is the example that proves it 😉


  2. The last three shots tells us these muffins must be the best muffins in the world. 🙂 She is so adorable! Thanks for sharing your photo with us @Food Photography this week.


    1. oh yes, they are really delicious. after the dinner our Little One kept pointing at the box with those muffins and she got SO mad when I didn’t want to give her any. We ended up sharing one 🙂 thank you for visiting back! I love your food photography tips!!!


  3. Those muffins sound really good. I just bought some chia seeds, but I never thought to put them in banana muffins. Thank you for the inspiration to bake with them!!!


    1. you can add them to anything. I make smoothies with those seeds all the time. You barely can taste them!


  4. Absolutely delicious! I have to make some muffins myself so will have to make with a crumb top. Do you like flax seeds in your muffins as well? I always add those in muffins and bowls of macaroni & cheese (how my kids like mac & cheese, I just don’t know). Btw, I have to add, Ewa, that your English really has improved since I started following your blog. Pozdrawiam…


    1. I use flax seeds all the time. I, though, use flax seed meal, because it’s better and faster absorbed and digested by our body – some smart people said that 🙂
      This time I didn’t use it, I think I forgot. I made a smoothie with flax seed meal for breakfast though 🙂
      Kasia, thank you for the mention about my English. That is one of the best comments I could ever get! It’s so great to hear that. You just made my day!!!
      btw, my Little One really is not a big fan of mac and cheese and it’s strange because she normally like noodles and cheese, but when they comes together she won’t eat much of it. The idea of adding some flax seeds to it is great. I’ll do that the next time I make m&c.
      Ściskam i miłego dnia życzę dla całej Twojej rodzinki!


  5. She is SOOOO cute, Ewa!! Mmmm…Those look lovely. I hope you are feeling better SUPER soon. I know when you get down to the last month or so, you just want that baby OUT! 🙂
    Take it easy, sweet girl. We’ll wait for you!!
    And thank you so much for making comments on my blog. I know you aren’t feeling your old self. That is so appreciated, but if you go quiet, I’ll know what’s up. Just feel better soon. Did the heartburn come back?


  6. This recipe looks delicious and I am so sorry to hear you are in so much pain…..and yet you always take time to comment on my blog too. Your baby is so precious and I love your pictures too….please take care….I will try this recipe soon!


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