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Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel Topping

When you are looking for an easy weekend breakfast, you can’t top these banana nut muffins with a streusel topping. They are BIG, delicious and full of flavor.  The topping is fairly light, so the heartiness of the banana and nuts comes through without being too sweet. 

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel toppingFor a healthy breakfast muffin recipe, try these cinnamon apple muffins. They are only 102 calories each.

This breakfast recipe makes 6 of  the very large size muffins.  If you want to make the normal muffins, cook them for about 20 minutes.

I love using ripe bananas in muffins to add moisture and flavor. Check out my vegan banana muffins for a dairy free option.

Banana Nut Muffins With Streusel Topping.

These babies are not for the faint of heart.  I made them in the large cupcake liners so they are enough for a whole breakfast. 

I eat 1/2 of one with some fruit because they are not exactly what you would call “a diet food.”  (about 450 calories for a whole muffin.)

Save them for a special treat, or cut them in half to save the calories and make them last longer. Either way, they are delicious!

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel topping


If you enjoyed these muffins but can’t eat wheat or sugar, check out these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins.

Yield: 6

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel topping

Banana Nut Muffins with Streusel topping

These super sized muffins will rival those that you get at a fancy muffin store. They have a crunchy streusel topping and taste amazing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed (use ripe ones)
  • 2 large eggs - I use free range
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, chilled


  1. Preheat oven to 350 º F. Grease 6 large size cup muffin pan, or use paper liners. (I spray them with Pam so the muffins don't stick.)
  2. Cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  3. Mix in the mashed bananas, and then add the dry ingredients. Mix well. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 full.

For the streusel

  1. Mix the flour, sugars, and cinnamon; cut in the butter till the mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle lightly on top of muffin batter. (heavier if you want more sweetness - I usually have extra of the streusel because I sprinkle it lightly.)
  3. Cook for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450


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Monday 9th of December 2013

Hi Justine, My apologies, I did not realize I had not finished the baking directions. These make the very large size muffins. Depending on your oven, they will need to be baked 25-30 minutes. For normal muffins, you can cook them in about 20 minutes. Carol


Monday 9th of December 2013

No nut measurements and no baking time.

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