Deliciously Sweet Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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I love making breakfast for my kids, but lately we have been in a major pancake breakfast rut.  Every morning for weeks now, I’ve made the children pancakes and eggs.  Every. Morning.  When I ran out of syrup on Monday I had to scramble to come up with something else they would eat.

Grits? Nope. 

Oatmeal? Nah.

Muffins? Yes!!!

Deliciously Sweet Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping #Recipe

Muffins it was!  These delicious muffins were such a hit that we doubled the batch on Tuesday and Wednesday morning too!  I’m not sure if it was the moist banana muffin or the sweet cinnamon streusel that won them over.

Probably the streusel!

Let’s be honest, no kid can resist streusel topping on muffins and sweet bread, but I’ve actually found it pretty hard to pull-off. Even the box mixes sometimes has streusel that becomes this hard carmelized mess on the top of the muffin. If you’re struggling to bake a muffin with streusel, try cutting back a little on your butter, or use shortening instead.  Also, bake your muffins at 350 degrees and be sure your oven is properly preheated before tossing in your prepared muffin pans. The higher heat your oven puts out to try to reach your desired temperature while preheating can cause your streusel to burn long before your muffins begin to bake.

Deliciously Sweet Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping #Recipe

Deliciously Sweet Banana Muffins with
Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour

Streusel Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Shortening

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease muffin pan (or line with cupcake liners). Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl mash bananas well.  Add sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, and eggs.  Stir together until combined well. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix with wooden spoon until the flour is fully incorporated, being careful not to over mix.

Using a trigger scoop, spoon batter evenly into your muffin pans. Don’t overfill. Set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir in flour.  Cut in vegetable shortening. (For this small of a job, I use a fork to cut the shortening into the sugar/flour mixture.) Cut the shortening into the sugar/flour mixture until your topping looks like crumbs. Top each muffin with 1 tbsp of streusel. Press streusel down onto the batter gently.

Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes.

Deliciously Sweet Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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35 thoughts on “Deliciously Sweet Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

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    Those look wonderful and easy to make! I bookmarked them to my Christmas meals “ideas list!” That’s how I go about deciding what I will eventually make on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day! Heh!

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    I saved these to my list of yummy treat cheat foods. Love banana muffins!

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    Oh Yummy! I’m going to have to make these!

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    These look delicious, two of my favorite things bananas and cinnamon.

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    I have never seen cinnamon streusel on banana muffins. Delicious idea! Thanks for the recipe!

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    These look so delicious, and the recipe looks easy. I love that you made a streusel topping.

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    I love trying new muffin recipes and these look so yummy!

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    I know we will love these! Will be making real soon!

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    I love muffins. These look & sound especially tasty.

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    These sound delicious — would be great with my morning coffee. Saving this recipe, will definitely make the next time I have bananas.

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    Wow, these sound amazing! I am definitely going to have to try making some soon, thank you so much for sharing!

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    Those look delicious and especially to make!

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    This looks like it will be really good. I think it would be easy enough I could make it with my granddaughters.

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    I’m a big fan of bananas, so these sound delicious to me. I need to try making these.

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    Those look awesome! I love me some banana muffins. Thanks for sharing

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    These look amazing! I’ll have to try making them. I love Cinnamon Streusel topping! 🙂

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    I like banana muffins but for some reason I never make them. This looks easy and quick to make on my to do list

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    These banana-muffins-cinnamon-streusel-topping sound really good to me, I am going to make them for my family this weekend.

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    These muffins look so delicious! I know I need to make me some now, Thanks for the recipe.
    @tisonlyme143

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    I love streusel topping. It can be a little messy at times because of the crumbs, but that is what vacuums are for!!

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    I love how these would be perfect for on the go and they can be made ahead of time and freezed. These I would take to work for my lunch. I love this recipe!

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    One of our favorite things we love to make is Banana Nut Bread. So when I saw the word banana in this recipe, I just had to pin it and tell my husband about this. He said that this would be great for Sunday’s breakfast! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy tasty breakfast! Yummy

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    Such tasty looking muffins.I can’t wait to make this recipe.

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    these look and sound so good…………. simple to make I could do this

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    These would smell great.. I like cinnamon taste

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    We love muffins and I would love to make these!

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