Banana Streusel Muffins

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!

Easy Banana Streusel Muffins

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…

BANANA MUFFINS!

Banana Streusel Muffins with Peanut Butter Drizzle

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.

For this recipe we’ll need 2 spotted bananas yielding 1 (packed) cup of mashed banana. — The riper the better!

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!

Ready to get your muffin on? Let’s do this!

Banana Streusel Muffins

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!
5 from 10 votes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Streusel Muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 8 muffins
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 2 overripe bananas yielding 1 cup mashed
  • ½ cup avocado oil or canola oil
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50 g)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar (50 g)
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ TBSP pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (120 g)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt

STREUSEL TOPPING

  • 2.5 TBSP light brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp salt
  • ½ TBSP unsalted butter

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Sprinkle streusel on top of muffins.
  • 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!

Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated for 8 regular muffins using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed if using mini muffins and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 160mg, Potassium: 191mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 71IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

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!

mad about muffins?

It’s not secret that I’m bonkers for banana muffins. I’ve shared a few fun varieties including delightfully sweet Double Chocolate Banana Muffins and a tasty small-batch recipe for Pumpkin Banana Muffins. I also make a mean Apple Cinnamon Banana-Nut Muffin when the craving strikes!

Jenn Laughlin Peas and Crayons Author
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Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It’ll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    great recipe. So moist and tasty. I did change 1 thing. Used half the oil and half unsweetend applesauce. also added walnuts.

    1. Thanks Tammy! So glad it worked with some applesauce and walnuts – I’m going to pick some up and try this out myself! xoxo

  2. 5 stars
    My three boys polished off 30 of these mini muffins yesterday. Safe to say it was a hit! The streusel topping takes these to the next level. I also accidentally put in equal parts baking soda and powder and they still turned out amazing…Thinking this recipe is pretty foolproof! Thank you for sharing!!

  3. 5 stars
    Please update the instructions when to put the streusel on. I presume it goes on before they go in the oven? Lots of good looking recipes here. Can’t wait to try….

    1. Hi Shan! Thanks for spotting that! You’ll add the streusel between step 10 and 11 – fixing the goof right now. I made these again this past week – love them so!

  4. 5 stars
    The Banana Streusel Muffins come out so soft and moist!! These are perfect for breakfast AND for snacking!! <3! I can see these going to the beach with us this year!

  5. 5 stars
    The streusel topping takes these muffins to beyond delicious! Thanks for this delicious recipe. It’s a winner, for sure.