Banana Streusel Muffins.
It’s Monday and I’m going to beg you.
If I was to be a creeper in your kitchen I would secretly bake these for you while you were still sleeping. Not only could you wake up to, um, hello – MUFFINS – but you could wake up to the aroma of a banana breakfast that is really a treat. And a nutjob in your kitchen, but whatever. That’s neither here nor there.
Let’s talk about crumble. Or streusel. Or whatever you want to call it. Why does it have to be so perfect? Why does it take cakes and more specifically, anything breakfast labeled over the top? Why do I want to eat an entire pan of cooked crumble and not care about what’s beneath it? It makes everything ten trillion times better.
In other news, my exaggerations are becoming astronomical.
The good news is that I definitely care about what’s under the crumble here.
The bad news is that I just ate all the crumble anyway and didn’t leave you any.
I am totally crazy over ALL things banana right now. Bananas and peanut butter on toast, of course. Banana bread. Bananas in my yogurt. I even ate a banana and nutella (yes, I’ve always sworn that I hated nutella) crepe on Saturday and it was like… lifeblood. So fantastic.
These little faux breakfast cupcakes are just kinda like banana bread with a crumbly, crunchy topping. To seriously die for. I immediately popped about three right into my mouth immediately and suffered severe taste bud burns and it was COMPLETELY worth it. Slathered with a little unsalted butter: even better. Heaven heaven heaven.
I mean these are totally a breakfast food and should be treated as such. Like maybe… made thrice a week. Duh.
Banana Streusel Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3 large bananas, mashed
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Set aside. Line a muffin tin with liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk the egg and brown sugar together until smooth and no lumps remain. Add in vanilla extract, butter and bananas, whisking again until combined. Gradually add in dry ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in the milk and mix until just combined. Fill each muffin liner 2/3 of the way full with batter (I use a 1/4 cup measure to get the muffins to be of equal size). Top them with the crumb topping.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until tops are no longer wet and become slightly golden. Remove and let cool until cool to the touch.
- To make the crumb topping, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter until combined. Whisk for a a good minute or two until the sugar begins to dissolve, then use a wooden spoon to stir in the flour. The mixture will be crumb-like and dry. Almost like a sludge or paste. This is what you want! Sprinkle the crumb on top of the cake.
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105 Comments on “Banana Streusel Muffins.”
As creepy as it is, I would LURVE if you were a breakfast-cupcake-maker-creeper in my kitchen. I would totally over-look the creeper-age for the streusel on these babies. GIMME! Pinned!
As a total nutjob, I love the idea of these muffins. Steusel topping, put me in coach, I’m ready to play!!! We are such a muffin loving family.
I don’t mind nutjobs in my kitchen as long as they’re baking up something like this!! One (or 10) of these would make Monday morning SO MUCH BETTER.
I am astonished at that you posted this at the same time I need a banana recipe! This is perfect! Cup cake or not, i would eat these any time.
You can come be a creeper in my kitchen anytime! Also, those plates are so pretty. I want to use them to decorate, then eat banana streusel muffins from them. Maybe not in that order.
A good use for all the frozen bananas I have and I also keep frozen streusel topping for quick recipes. These will be gone as soon as I make them!
Oh maaaaan, my kids love you for posting these! They’re obsessed with banana muffins so I definitely need to make them.
Oh my these look so good!
This is perfect timing – I was just thinking this morning how I wanted to bake something “banana-y” today! :)
faux breakfast cupcakes are just kinda like banana bread with a crumbly, crunchy topping = THAT SAYS IT ALL!!!
And yes, just wanting the streusel and not caring usually what’s beneath it is so me! But I definitely want the underneath parts here! Pinned :)
These look so good and healthy – I mean, imagine eating these warm for breakfast before work. YUM!
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Streusel is magic, I swear.
Also, you’re welcome to come to my apartment in the middle of the night and make these whenever you want.
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Ah I am a streusel fiend, I love it so much! I am pinning this recipe asap!
A streusel in my pie hole sounds absolutely perfect right now.
These look AMAZING. I wish they were my breakfast right this second.
Hey there internet bestie,
Thanks for this amazing recipe! I literally woke up at 7 am, took the dogs out and began baking these.
I made the delicious crumble topping, but legit have a cup (maybe more) left of the crumbles. My two thoughts: 1. I overfilled the muffins tins thus decreasing the amount of crumbles used (though I did use 1/4 c measure) 2. I can’t read and doubled the recipe 3. I clearly didn’t use enough crumbles on each muffin…
Not really an issue just trying to think of what I can do with my extra crumbles (other than eat them with a spoon)!
Those are three thoughts, sorry…
I’d be so okay with you being a baking creeper in my kitchen if these are what I got to wake up to!
I agree with Kelsey…how do we make this happen? haha I love bananaaaaaaa anything…I have to make these ASAP!!
Ok, I’m leaving my door unlocked for ya – so I’m expecting muffins tomorrow! ;)
Totally not creepy, you can come and make these for me any day!! And, no begging necessary, I want to make these asap!
Bake away, my kitchen is ready here in San Diego! These look so moist and I am LOVING that streusel topping.
Crumbles, streusels, so down!
Oh wowsers!! A few things: AMAZING 😍!! Fellow bakers do not be wary or creeped out when your bananas get so ripe that they mostly or all the way turn black/brown. (No mold on them, just them being that ripe) I almost always purposely wait for my bananas to get that way because my baked goods turn out more flavorful and delicious.
The muffins: They turned out amazing I’m told, I used almond milk, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I find that using a spoon to put the crumb topping works best, the last batch I pressed it gently on top with my hands to push it in the batter. Less crumbled off. I think these would also be heavenly with berries, also pumpkin seeds and a little bit of hemp hearts. (I love all those things and use them frequently)
Thanks so much for a awesome recipe!!!
My kitchen is your kitchen. These muffins look great, but I’m requesting that you bake that brownie pizza that you made like a million years ago (feels like another life) and also a couple batches of the sweet potato and black bean enchiladas. Come on by whenever…
These look heavenly! There aren’t many things that are better to wake up to than the smell of muffins and streusel. The streusel adds an extra special scent. I’m sure of it!
So whenever I make muffins with crumble on top at least half ends up in my mouth and then I have to make more, I have no self control with crumble! These muffins look delish, just bought bananas, can’t wait to try them out! Pinned!
I am a sucker for a good muffin. These look fantastic – I just love that beautiful layer of streusel topping!
You don’t have to ask me twice! These look awesome!
I love crumbly things on top of muffins, cakes, etc. These look delicious and I love banana everything.
Banana + nutella crepes are amazing and this is from another not-so-huge fan of nutella. But the combo in a crepe is fantastic.
I was considering a green smoothie for breakfast tomorrow morning, but uhm. These muffins seem like a much better choice. Love!
I hereby endorse these as a wholesome breakfast food!
I bake to feel productive. These are delicious! I even added some blueberries that I had in the fridge.
YES. Buying extra bananas this week to make these :)
I literally just made your whole wheat zucchini banana chocolate chip muffins. Like tonight. Before I saw this recipe. Oh well, I’ll just have to wait for more overripe bananas to appear on the counter! These look awesome.
Oh my goodness, these look and sound amazing! Yum!
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Hey Jessica! Just a quick word to say hi and that I love what you do. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and every single thing you post looks so yummy! I just bought your book and can’t wait to get it! Keep it up!
Yum!! I love streusel!! These look too good jessica!
Crumble is the best! I made some peach and cherry crumbles the other day, and I couldn’t stop eating the dang raw crumble! #butterforlyfe
THESE ARE SO GOOD. Made them yesterday on a rainy bank holiday here in London, and they were perfect. Halved the recipe and subbed 2 TBSP of nonfat Greek yogurt for the egg since I can’t halve an egg! They turned out fluffy and delicious. My one regret is not putting more crumble on top!
It’s like you READ my mind that I NEEDED a banana muffin recipe to make tonight!! These sound so amazing and perfect. I can’t wait to mix them up. My only problem might be holding off until the morning to eat them!
This is perfect! I’m spontaneously flying home to my parent’s house this week, and my dad LOVES banana bread. I’ll try this one for him instead!
I have a love/hate relationship with bananas. Sometimes I can’t stand them and sometimes they’re the only thing I’m craving, have you ever tried a frozen banana dipped with chocolate? It’s pretty amazing and pretty easy.
I would totally love to get my hands on these!
I want to eat!
Are these mini muffins? They seem so tiny. Or is it regular muffin form?? Planning to bake them for my kids today, not sure which form to use..
Mrs. How Sweet It Is, you may creep into our kitchen anytime. Oh, I take that back! NOT TODAY, as we are in the middle of a kitchen renovation. AGGGHHHHH!
I made these last night because sometimes (allofthetimes) I want a muffin, but there are zero creepers in my kitchen to bake them. So I froze some for those mornings that I run out of the house with only enough time to make coffee. AND I used up some scary looking bananas. Yay!
Bananas + streusel can make any day better, not just Mondays!
Ahhhh, you had my favorite crepes!!! I’m such a Nutella freak. I’m also a banana freak, a muffin freak, and a streusel freak….just an all around freak, I guess. No matter, I’m all in these! <3