The Best Banana Streusel Muffins

Overripe bananas have never had a better calling than to become banana streusel muffins.  A sweet crumble topping adds some crunch to the perfect fluffy muffin.  Using three bananas really showcases the natural sweetness of the fruit. This recipe also calls for real butter, buttermilk, and brown sugar which makes these feel like an indulgent breakfast.

This is hands down my kid’s favorite way for me to transform those bananas they call “squishy and brown”.  I think they actually think of these little numbers as breakfast cupcakes.  The golden domes rise and crack to expose the brown sugar streusel that satisfies their sweet tooth. These are the best sweet breakfast muffins for kids.

These homemade muffins are the baked goods that the entire family will request for breakfast often. The only bummer about these muffins, they last only 1-2 days in our house.  Even when I make a double batch and think I made plenty, I can blink and there is nothing left but crumbs. Warning  – your family will want these for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert, and second-dessert.  Hide them if you want them to last!

Ingredients for Banana Streusel Muffins

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these:

This rustic banana muffin recipe will need 3 large overripe bananas.  From there the basic muffin recipe is what we use. The buttermilk and real butter are also important so I recommend following this recipe as listed.

the best banana streusel muffins
the best banana streusel muffins ingredients

 

How to Make Homemade Banana Muffins

The key is to remember that several ingredients need to be at room temperature. So plan ahead and get those on your counter before starting the rest.  After mixing the ingredients according to the recipe with wet and dry ingredients separately. The topping with the streusel is also mixed and added to the top.

Landon loves these so much he actually offers to help. He thinks that if he helps they will be ready faster. I enjoy having him bake with me so I don’t have it in my heart to break the news to him that he kinda slows me down and makes things messier. But he does help keep it interesting and he loves to use the potato masher on the bananas.

 

mashing bananas for banana streusel muffins
Landon vs bananas – the weapon of choice is a potato masher

 

Fill the muffin pan 3/4 of the way up and then top with the streusel ingredients.

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Fill muffin tin openings 3/4 the way & top with streusel

 

  • Bake for 8 minutes at 425°.
  • Immediately drop the oven temperature to 350° (do not open the oven or rotate the muffin tin) and bake for another 7 minutes.
  • Check to be sure the muffins are ready with a toothpick. It should come out clean when passed through the center of a muffin. The domes should be golden and have risen considerably with the streusel topping browned.
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Beautifully Tall Banana Muffins with sweet crumble streusel topping

 

These are baked in a regular-sized muffin pan. You can make mini banana muffins too.  If you want to do that, keep in mind the cooking time will be less.  I suggest 10-12 minutes at 375° but have not tried that yet.

If you love sweet baked goods for breakfast, I also recommend the following recipes:

NUTELLA SWIRL SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE 

 

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the best banana streusel muffins

The Best Banana Streusel Muffins

Angela
Overripe bananas become the best fluffy banana streusel muffins. This sweet breakfast muffin recipe is a kid and adult favorite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • muffin pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 overripe bananas mashed
  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar tightly packed
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 C buttermilk room temperature
  • 2 C all-purpose flour

Streusel Topping Ingredients

  • 1/3 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1/4 C salted butter room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Grease muffin pan so the dough does not stick.
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl using a fork or potato masher. Bananas should be well mashed and almost like a puree.
  • Add in melted butter and both sugars, stir by hand. You do not want this batter overworked which will make the muffins tough. Add eggs and vanilla and stir to combine. Add buttermilk and stir.
  • In a separate bowl, add baking powder, baking soda, and flour and stir by hand until the dry ingredients just come together and there are no lumps.
  • To the banana mixture, add flour mixture gradually and stir until smooth.
  • Spoon batter evenly into the 12 muffin openings in the tin. They should be about 3/4 of the way up each opening.
  • In a new small bowl combine the streusel topping ingredients and mix by hand or with two forks to combine. It should be like a coarse sand consistency with some butter lumps.
  • Divide the streusel topping evenly over the 12 muffins.
  • Bake for 8 minutes at 425°.
  • Immediately drop the oven temperature to 350° (do not open the oven or rotate the muffin tin) and bake for another 7 minutes.
  • Check to be sure the muffins are ready with a toothpick. It should come out clean when passed through the center of a muffin. The domes should be golden and have risen considerably with the streusel topping browned.
  • Let cool 5 minutes on a wire rack before enjoying.
  • These can be stored in an airtight container overnight on the counter– if they last that long!
Keyword baked, breakfast, fruit

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