Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping

Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping

My youngest grandgirl loves her bananas.

Bananas are her go to snack during that in between time from getting home from day care and before dinner.

“Nana Please,” and she is not talking about me…she wants a banana.

So, you can pretty much count on that I will have some bananas in the house…somewhere. (youngest grandgirl likes to hide food behind my big chair in the living room.)

There are times though, that we cannot eat all of those needed bananas and I have to do something drastic to use up those bananas…like make banana muffins. (you did not think I would throw them away did you? hehe)

Anywho, I took my favorite and very simple banana bread recipe and topped it with a melt in your mouth streusel topping.

My old kids, my grand kids and myself included, could not stay out of them.

Yum a yum yummy!

If you need a little comfort food and you are looking at some bananas, do something drastic too…make some Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping.

Here is what you need to make them.

I bet you have pretty much all of this in your kitchen right now. Flour, sugar, powdered sugar, oil, butter, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and a couple of eggs.

First thing I do is take a mixer to these bananas to smash them up.

Then I add my eggs. (these came from my backyard beauties)

With a mixer, mix in the eggs with the bananas, then mix in the oil. Add the sugar into the banana mixture…I forgot to get a picture of that…ooops.

In a separate bowl, add in the flour.

Add the baking powder and soda.

Add in the salt.

Whisk the dry ingredients together.

Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture.

And now mix all up, without over mixing. (it causes tunnels in your muffins)

Fill the muffins tins up two-thirds with the batter.

Now, lets make the topping!

Cut off 5 tablespoons of butter.

You want to melt it. I just put mine in the microwave to melt.

Add in your flour.

Add in your powdered sugar.

Now cinnamon…yum!

A pinch of salt.

Mix it all together. The great thing about this topping is that  you can put it on any kind of muffin or quick breads to add a little homemade goodness.

Drop small pieces of the topping onto the top of each muffin. I also gently pressed the topping into the batter.

Put the muffins in a preheated 350 degree oven to bake. They take about 20 minutes.

Here is the recipe:

Banana Muffins with Streusel Topping


3/4 cup of sugar

1/2 cup oil

2 eggs

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Streusel Topping

5 tablespoons butter, melted (I have also used margarine)

2/3 cup flour

2/3 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

Directions for the Banana Muffins

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, oil, eggs and the bananas.

Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Heat the oven to 35o degrees.

Grease or line a muffin tin with papers and fill each muffin cup 2/3 full of batter.

Now, make the topping.

Directions for the Streusel topping:

In a medium size bowl, stir together the melted butter, flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon and salt. It will be clumpy, but that is ok.

Back to the muffins:

Now that the streusel is ready, sprinkle streusel on the top of each muffin. I pressed the streusel down slightly into the batter so it will bake on and not fall off when you take them out of the oven.

Bake the muffins in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from muffin tin.

Makes about 15 muffins.



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