Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

This is my absolute favorite banana bread/muffin recipe by far. I have tried many & I just love the subtle spices that pair well with the banana, plus you can never go wrong with a crunchy streusel.

This recipe works well for loaves of banana bread as well as the muffins. They are so light, fluffy, fruity, & amazing, not to mention quick to throw together. I prefer mine served warm from the oven with a little “butter.”

Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel

Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel



  • 4-5 (1 1/4- 1 1/2 cups) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

  • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp oats
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • heaping 1/8 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, mash up bananas. Add sugar applesauce(or oil), & eggs. Mix well. Scrape bowl.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & nutmeg all at once. Mix until just blended.
  3. Spray or line muffin tins with paper cups. Fill each cup ⅔ full. Combine streusel ingredients in a separate bowl & mash with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle topping over each muffin. Bake at 350*F for 20-25 minutes until muffins spring back when touched.
  4. *Recipe can be made into 1 loaf; bake at 350*F for 45 min-1 hour.