These cinnamon sugar banana streusel muffins are sweet and fluffy! Topped with a crumb topping and full of banana flavor, they’re my favorite way to use up overripe bananas!
Deep thoughts of the day…
Why is it that whenever I buy enough bananas for the family they end up snubbed and spotty on the counter *but* when I only buy 2 or 3 for myself suddenly everyone wants a banana?
I’m contemplating buying a full bunch and then only putting two on the counter at a time while hiding the rest. Maybe then they’ll be a hot commodity and I won’t have to wage war with my 5 year old over the last banana.
On the bright side, over-buying bananas leads to spotty banana-palooza which leads to…
Forgive me while I get something out of my system here:
We’re BANANAS for these muffins!!!
Much better. Carry on!
These marvelous muffins make a perfect sweet treat. They’re so light and fluffy, packed with banana flavor, and kissed with a cinnamon sugar combo that has me wanting to make them on repeat from now until forever.
Cinnamon Sugar Banana Streusel Muffins
My 6 year old inhaled 3 of these in record time. They’re GOOD!
These cinnamon sugar streusel topped banana muffins are almost like a banana cupcake without the frosting. They’re sweet, fluffy, and totally tender. The banana flavor really shines through!
For this recipe we’ll need 2 spotted bananas yielding 1 (packed) cup of mashed banana. — The riper the better!
Ready to get your muffin on? Let’s do this!
Banana Streusel Muffins
These banana streusel muffins are sweet and fluffy! Topped with a cinnamon sugar crumb topping and full of banana flavor, they're my favorite way to use up overripe bananas!
- 2.5 TBSP light brown sugar
- 1 TBSP all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 TBSP unsalted butter
This tasty recipe yields 8 regular muffins or 24 mini muffins.
Preheat oven. 350°F and fill a regular muffin tray with 8 paper liners *or* a mini muffin tray with 24 paper liners.
If making regualr muffins, use the streusel recipe above as written. For mini mufifns you'll have a bit more surface area to cover and will want to double the streusel.
To make the streusel topping, mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Dice butter into small pieces and add to the bowl. Mix with fingers until the mixture resembles damp/coarse sand. Set aside.
Carefully measure all remaining ingredients. For flour I like to use a scale or the spoon and sweep method.
Mash bananas with a fork or beat with a hand mixer until it resembles a puree.
In a large bowl add 1 (packed) cup of mashed banana then add avocado oil, egg, vanilla, brown sugar, and graulated sugar. Beat on low with an electric hand mixer until well incorportated.
In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Next add flour mixture to wet mixture and mix until just incorporated, taking care to avoid overmixing.
Use a measuring cup or scoop to evenly divide batter into paper lined muffin cups.
Bake at 350°F on the center rack for 23-25 minutes for regular muffins or 10-13 minutes for mini muffins. Baking times may vary based on oven performance, so check early (ex. check mini muffins at 10 minute mark) by inserting a toothpick in the center of a muffin to check for doneness. When the toothpick comes out clean the muffins are ready.
Once done baking, transfer muffins to a a wire cooling rack to cool. I won't tell if you snag a still-warm muffin for a snack!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated for 8 regular muffins using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed if using mini muffins and enjoy!
If you get a chance to try these cinnamon sugar banana muffins, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!
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