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
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    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


    • 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.


    Source: adapted from Land O Lakes

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  • Kathryn says:

    It’s a bit like that in my office today too not least because we’ve had several Christmas parties this week so everyone is feeling very fragile!

    Next year we should have a bloggers Christmas weekend in NYC!!

    • Julie says:

      Best idea, ever. And do a cooking segment on TODAY Show, right?!

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    I love toffee..I bet this combination is awesome!

  • Emily says:

    Holy amazing! I love toffee everything. Totally have to give these a try.

  • Blog is the New Black says:

    Yum! I adore toffee.

  • Oh my! The lighting is so perfect and inviting that I just want to crawl through my monitor and steal all your muffins!
    Holiday-itis… so that’s what’s happening to me!! :-D

  • maria says:

    LOVE the streusel!

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    I love banana muffins any time of the year. And with a toffee streusel, hello get in my belly! Those are insanely delicious looking!!!

  • [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    I would love to go to NYC and see the tree all lit up. Next year– let’s go! ;)

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    I sooooooo need work to be over! I really think after Thanksgiving everyone should be on vacay. No one does a single thing!! And definitely go to NYC…Dior and Tiffanys are my favorite windows:) Love these banana muffins…btw!

  • carrian says:

    These look awesome and I can’t wait for your giveaway!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Streusel anything is the best! I love muffins too. And bananas. And toffee. Pretty much, I need to make these! :) I really want to go to NYC at Christmastime too. We should plan it for next year ;)

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    We are huge muffin fans here – and how can you go wrong when toffee is involved!

  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} says:

    I also want to go to NYC for Christmas time!! I guess I’d like to go there any other time, too!

    Your muffins are killing me. I want them now!

  • Jackie @ The Beeroness says:

    I want to put this toffee streusel on everything in my house.

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Banana muffins know no season–I love those little guys year round. And toffee streusel topping?!? I foresee myself left with a whole pan of orphan muffin bottoms; I won’t be able to resist gobbling away all of the tops.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    This is a glorious mouth full that hubs would totally love!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I love streusel, these muffins look incredible!

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition says:

    I was in NYC last month – I found out when we were on the plane going home that they put up the tree at Rockefeller Center the MORNING after we went to see it! It wouldn’t have been decorated or anything if we’d been there, but I was still soo pissed! I’d love to see it someday too!

    I have an awesome banana muffin recipe that I love, but I’ve never been able to decide what kind of streusel to put on top. This toffee streusel sounds perfect!

  • Tracey says:

    That toffee streusel is insane!! I’d probably just eat it all off the top of the muffins after they’d baked :)

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    I live for streusel. That’s how serious my love of streusel is.

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I get holiday-itis every year! It’s horrible! These look amazing and I think I have all the ingredients!

  • Daniela says:

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

  • Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says:

    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….

  • Lynna says:

    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.

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs says:

    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.

  • Amy says:

    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.

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