Banana Streusel Muffins

A moist banana muffin topped with a buttery crumble with oatmeal, brown sugar, and sliced almonds.

Hello, sweet friends!

If you follow along on Instagram, you probably saw in my stories last week that I was testing out a few new recipes.

Today’s I’m sharing one of those recipes.

Banana Streusel Muffins.

But before we get to all the yummy details, let me start by sharing a wee bit of a secret.

I’ve got a thing for streusel. A serious thing. Like a total and complete LOVE affair thing!

If you don’t believe me just check out some of my other recipes. There’s my Raspberry Streusel Muffins.    Peach and Blueberry Streusel Slab Pie.   And Blueberry Streusel Muffins just to name a few. Many of you must like that buttery crumble goodness too because those recipes are some of my most popular here on the blog!

So when I decided to “amp” up my original banana muffin recipe, I thought why not take it over the top with a new streusel topping!

what’s the secret to a yummy streusel?

Sorry, I can’t tell you. HA! Just kidding. Of course, I’ll tell you! It’s butter! But that’s just the beginning. The REAL secret is crunch! Yes, you read that right. CRUNCH! And to get that crunch you have to have crunchy ingredients. And those ‘crunchy’ ingredients need butter (see were back to that) and a wee bit of sweetness and well, then you’ve got…. the perfect streusel!

Here’s the difference between banana muffins.

Puffy Lux

And OVER THE TOP banana muffins! See why I LOVE streusel so much? But I have to tell you, friends, THIS particular streusel is even better than some of my other streusels!


Because not only does this streusel have the key elements needed for a yummy streusel, butter(of course) oatmeal for crunch, and brown sugar for sweetness. It also has an EXTRA crunch with the addition of sliced almonds!

What if I don’t have almonds?

No problem. You can substitute whatever nuts you have. Walnuts are good, or pecans too!


Of course with all the talk about that delicious streusel, you all might be wondering if there’s something wrong with those banana muffins that need covering up!!

Let me reassure you.

There’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with these moist, FULL of banana flavor muffins all by their lonesome. So if your a non-streusel kinda person, just skip it! (I can’t believe I typed that!!)

But if you’re like me and you could put streusel on ANYTHING! Well then, you’re going to want to try these Banana Streusel Muffins!

Here is the full recipe!

Banana Streusel Muffins

A moist banana muffin with a buttery-crunch crumble topping

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bananas, brunch, muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18


For Muffins

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 bananas ripe (mashed)

For Streusel

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease muffin tins or line with paper liners. Combine sugar, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add in bananas. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly stir flour mixture into banana mixture. Add in the milk and vanilla. Stir until just combined. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full. Combine ingredients for streusel using a fork. Sprinkle the streusel over the top of each muffin. Bake for 25-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Remove muffins from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing from tins and allowing to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container. Makes 18 muffins.

These Banana Streusel Muffins are perfect for breakfast or a weekend brunch. And any mom would love these on her special day this weekend! I know mine will!


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6 thoughts on “Banana Streusel Muffins”

    1. Thank you!!! I’m a huge banana fan myself, Terrie! But bananas with streusel, oh ya! LOL! This recipe is SUPER simple and I hope you enjoy them!

  1. Yum Christine, love stressed and add almonds and even better. Can I make streusel to put on top of ice cream? Can it be frozen and taste great? The one thing no one made in my family. but I love it.

    I would use it on anything I baked. PINNED!


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