Banana streusel muffins {+ a video!}



We love a bit of banana bread, in this house. I tend to make it on a Sunday, so that it’s ready to be sliced up through the week for daily snacking. Jason takes a slice or two to work with him for lunch-pudding (lunch-pudding is a thing you know, just like dinner-pudding and breakfast-pudding) and, along with a cup of English Breakfast, it’s my go-to way of curing a mid-afternoon sugar craving.

I love the humble-ness of banana bread. So much less assuming than cupcakes topped with two inches of frosting or those triple-layered creations that take four hours and five packs of butter to make- and kind of more delicious too. Recently I’ve been experimenting with my old faithful banana bread recipe, switching up ingredients and adding in extras and turning it into little muffins instead of a loaf cake. We had a few bananas hanging around in the kitchen last week that’d just tipped over into the realms of the unacceptably-speckled, and so I decided it was probably time to make up a batch of banana muffins. And then, streusel inspiration came. You can’t really go wrong when working with the ingredients of sugar, butter, flour, and cinnamon, and in this case, they combine to make a layer of sweet, spicy crumble that ramps up these humble muffins and makes them taste extra-special.

And let me just say too- these babies keep like a dream. They’ll last a good three or four days before starting to go dry, and if there are any still kicking around after then? Well, you know what to do. Go get that Nutella jar, and it’ll solve all your problems…

Banana-streusel-muffin-recipe   Banana-streusel-muffins

{Recipe makes approximately 18 muffins. Originally adapted from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook.}

Ingredients ::
Streusel ::
85g soft light brown sugar
50g cold butter
25g plain flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Muffins ::
250 grams soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
3 large ripe bananas
280grams plus an extra 25 grams of plain flour
1 tsp each baking powder + bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp each ground ginger + cinnamon, plus an extra half teaspoon of cinnamon
140 grams plus an extra 50g unsalted butter

- To make the streusel, put all of the ingredients into a bowl, and rub together. I started off using my fingers to rub the butter into the dry ingredients, then switched over to a pastry cutter. When the mixture looks like wet sand, put it into the fridge to chill whilst we get on with making the muffins.

- For the muffins, preheat the oven to 180 degrees, then melt the butter in a small saucepan and set it aside to cool a little. Put the sugar into a large bowl, crack in two eggs, and mix it all together until it’s smooth.

- Peel and mash the three bananas, and then stir them into the sugar and egg mixture. Add in the flour, a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, ground ginger, and cinnamon, and then stir it all together until it’s just combined.

- Slowly pour in the melted butter, mixing continuously as you go. Over mixing will make the muffins tough, so stop stirring just as soon as the butter’s all been incorporated. Line a muffin tray with paper liners, then fill each case about half full of batter.

- Sprinkle a small amount of streusel onto each muffin, and then put them into your preheated oven to cook for between 16-20 minutes, depending on your oven. I check them at 16, and usually find they need a minute or two longer.

- When cooked, the muffins will be a golden brown colour, and a cocktail stick poked into the centre of one should come out clean.


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  • Jessica Edmunds

    Oh my gosh these look absolutely amazing, because of bake off I am actualy attempting to give cooking and baking a go so I will bear this in mind xxx

  • charlotte

    Rosie those look completely delicious! And I am so glad to hear that my sister and I aren’t the only ones who have lunch pudding!! I have never commented before, so should take this opportunity to say how much I love reading your blog :) xxx

  • Laura

    I love your video – so cute and well done! And the muffins look delicious :)

  • Chelsea

    This looks delicious! I love banana bread, and this would be a perfect hand out snack for my wild ones, can’t wait to try it!

  • Kerri

    Ahh, I was watching this video last night and yum yum yum!! I do like banana bread, not that I have made any since a little salty mishap haha!

    ~ K

  • Sophie

    Gorgeous photos and video!!

  • Teffy Perk

    Rosie that is such a sweet video!!
    I love banana muffins, but I’ve never had ones with streusel on top! It looks so so yummy!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  • Laura

    These look amazingly delicious Rosie! I am going to have to make them.

  • Melissa

    These look amazing! These would be the perfect pack up snack! x

  • Freya

    Girl I’m loving the jazzy music!!

  • Katie Brigstock

    I love the video- great idea. It’s the same in my house- I always seem to turn to banana bread- especially on a rainy Sunday- it’s just such a wonderfully comforting thing to make!xxx

  • Rosie

    Delicious! Banana bread is our go to as well. In fact, my banana bread recipe on my blog is one of my most popular posts – and was the first thing I ever posted!

    Rosie xx

  • Ruth

    I actually had no idea what streusel was and definitely had to Google it, but having tried your banana muffin recipe before, I’m sure you’ve added a new dimension and I’ll be sure to give these a go too!

  • arielle

    these look so delicious! definitely going to have to utilize some of the bananas in my freezer for these tempting little muffins. thanks for sharing, rosie!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Victoria

    Yum, they sound great! x

  • Melodie

    I absolutely love banana bread and these muffins look really delicious!! I’m definitely a muffin gal so i’ll have to make these for my mum’s bithday, she looooove bananas!!
    Thanks Rosie, your video are always so great!

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