Banana Streusel Muffins

Lisa Myrick


These muffins are deliciously moist and so good with a cup of piping hot coffee or glass of ice cold milk! The banana flavor intensifies the day after baking, and on the second day, even more so.

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45 Min
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1-1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
white sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1 large
1/3 c
vegetable oil
2 tsp
vanilla extract


1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
4 Tbsp
cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 c
oatmeal, old-fashioned or quick oats
1/2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted - optional


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1STREUSEL: I prepare this in a mini food processor. Add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to bowl of processor/chopper and pulse a few times to blend. Add the butter a fourth at the time, pulsing between additions. Doing it this way will keep you from having large lumps of butter. With the final fourth of butter, pulse the ingredients until it looks like wet sand with small clumps. Add the oatmeal and pulse just until the oatmeal is distributed. Don't over do or else the oatmeal will be more like oat flour rather than the nice chewy pieces we're looking for! If desired, stir in the pecans or walnuts by hand. Refrigerate until needed so the butter stays nice and cold.

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2MUFFINS: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

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3In another bowl, mash bananas well, leaving a few very small chunks.

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4Add egg, oil, and vanilla to the bananas and stir well until combined.

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5Stir banana mixture into the dry ingredients, just until moistened.

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6Measure 1/4 cupful of batter into 12 well greased or paper-lined muffin cups.

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7Top each muffin with two heaping tablespoons of the streusel. You may have extra, but we like a lot of topping, so I manage to use it all :-)

8Bake at 375 degrees for 17-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. It took 17 minutes in my oven.

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9Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes.

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10Remove the muffins from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

11NOTE: The streusel can be made using a pastry blender or two knives.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #banana, #nuts, #muffins