I don’t know about you but I really like graham crackers. My new favorite way to use them is in these Banana Graham Cracker Muffins!
Graham crackers are so versatile. You can make crusts for yummy pies, gooey s’mores, crumble them up and add them to a cheesecake parfait like this one, spread some peanut butter and bananas on them, and now let’s add them to muffins! These Banana Graham Cracker Muffins get a double whammy of graham crackers. There are crushed crackers in the muffin batter itself and then there is the phenomenal graham cracker crumb topping.
Just when you thought crumb topping couldn’t get better, add graham cracker crumbs! While I love the whole muffin, the top is my favorite part, don’t tell me it isn’t your favorite too. Yep, I’m definitely a muffin top girl…that doesn’t sound right. Muffin tops plain are delicious, but then you put crumbs on top, especially graham cracker crumbs, mind blown! So in order to be able to have this amazing crumb topping I wanted to cut back on the fat in the muffin itself. No problem there, I used my favorite butter/oil substitute, Greek yogurt. If you’ve never tried cutting back on oil in a recipe, I highly recommend replacing it with Greek yogurt. The yogurt keeps the baked goods moist and it doesn’t have any flavor. Along with the yogurt keeping the muffins moist, the bananas, and low fat buttermilk do as well.
One final surprise in the Banana Graham Cracker Muffins is that they are sweetened with honey rather than sugar. I love the flavor that the honey gives the muffins, it’s sweet with a slight floral flavor. Plus as we all know, honey and graham crackers are a perfect combination of flavors! The next time you have an extra sleeve of yummy graham crackers sitting around, which since it’s summer and summer equals s’mores you better, make a batch of these super tasty Banana Graham Cracker Muffins!