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Banana Toffee Streusel Muffins

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Banana toffee streusel muffins are moist and delicious with an addictive streusel topping

You know how in your senior year of college or high school, you caught senioritis? Where you didn’t want to do anything and were just really lethargic? Well, I think that’s what’s going on at work right now. I think it’s the holiday-itis. Everyone at work is just waiting for next week to be over so they can all take off for vacation. I wish I were going somewhere for the holidays this year. We’re sticking around the DC area since we just went to Atlanta for Thanksgiving. You know what would be magical? To go to New York City one weekend in December to see the Christmas decorations and the marvelous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. I’ve seen pics of it and it’s just so grand and beautiful!

I don’t know if banana flavored desserts are much of a holiday time flavor but toffee is so I guess it’s a nice little façade on a holiday muffin. You could use this banana muffins recipe for a sweet breakfast on Christmas morning or just to have around the house the snack on. Believe me, the toffee streusel is addicting. I could eat the tops of every one of these muffins if I could! The banana in these muffins make them so moist, too.

I have a wonderful holiday baker’s giveaway coming your way at 2:00pm EST today so be sure to come back later! In the meantime, you can grab the recipe below.

Banana Toffee Streusel Muffins

A different kind of banana muffins!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2 dozen
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

For the muffins

  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the toffee streusel

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup toffee bits

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with baking cups, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and brown sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add in the bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until incorporated.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin tins.
  • In a small bowl, combine all streusel ingredients except the toffee bits. Mix well then stir in toffee bits.
  • Generously spoon streusel mixture all over the tops of the muffin batter.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Source: adapted from Land O Lakes

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Amy

Wednesday 23rd of January 2013

I have just discovered your blog via Love and Olive Oil and am enjoying browsing through old posts. What a great idea to add toffee bits to a streusel topping, especially with banana as they are such a good pairing. I am thinking of adding banana chips too. I bet a large square cake or loaf cake would work too, as well as muffins. Thank you for the inspiration.

Linda | The Urban Mrs

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

Yum! I love muffin for breakfast - never fo wrong for adding banana into it. And yes, one weekend getaway to NYC is definitely awesome! I wish I lived somewhere in East Coast.

Lynna

Monday 10th of December 2012

I`ll lovee to go to New York for Christmas as well. It might be too cold for me, but I`ll endure it to see all the decorations!

Also, I bet these muffins are amazing. I`m sure I can nom the tops of all of these muffins as well.

Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

Sunday 9th of December 2012

Perhaps my own senioritis has become contagious :O If so, sorry about that heehee. Last year in college and I am definitely feeling it. All I want to do it bake all day! And now I have yet another delicious recipe to add to my procrastination, I mean, must bake list....

Daniela

Sunday 9th of December 2012

I love toffee and Ilove bananas-what a great combination!