Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Banana Streusel Muffins

Banana Streusel Muffin

This is actually a great recipe for those times you have at least three large bananas that are just too brown to eat, but not exactly gross enough to go into the trash. All of the fruit in these make them super moist and banana-y, and the streusel topping makes them buttery sweet. Next time I make them I may ease up on the cinnamon in the streusel, but other than that, I'm very happy with this recipe which is based on a fabulous recipe from

Banana Streusel Muffins
    --adapted from

Muffin Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I used a white and light brown sugar combo)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (pecans and/or walnuts)--optional
Streusel Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir in one cup of the walnuts; set aside.
Combine streusel ingredients in a medium bowl and rub with fingers until it's crumbly and butter is all mixed in.  Stir in the other 1/2 cup of walnuts. Set aside

Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.  Top each muffin with a couple of tablespoons of nutty streusel.
Bake in preheated oven. Bake average size muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.
Makes about 18 average size muffins, or 6 jumbo and 5 average size muffins

Lego figures loved the muffin.


  1. I love the pictures where you include lego guys. This recipe looks delightful.

    1. Thanks, Lydja. I like to include the lego guys every once in a while. My kids like to help with that. These are really good muffins. I just don't make muffins that often though...


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