Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffin @KatrinasKitchen

Stop reading this and go buy yourself some bananas!

Don’t you hate waiting for bananas to ripen when you just want to smash them up and stuff them into bread? I hope you help yourself out by going to the store right now and getting some. I’ll give you a few minutes…<

If you already have scary-looking bananas on your countertop then just take a moment to imagine yourself biting into one of these.

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffin @KatrinasKitchen

Can you appreciate the hugeness of these muffins?! My sister-in-law gave me this set of 6 silicone “Texas-sized” muffin cups (as they were advertised on the packaging). Wow! I knew right away that I wanted to make some kind of streusel muffin with these big boys. Whenever I have a streusel muffin I’m always sad when the topping is gone. I keep looking down at my muffin hoping that more of the buttery topping will magically appear.

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffin @KatrinasKitchen

I normally make this recipe as 12 standard-sized muffins but these cups gave me so much more surface area to pack in the buttery streusel goodness. Also, did you know that you can buy foil jumbo cups at your supermarket? If you buy these foil liners you don’t need a special pan. Just remove the paper liner inside the foil cup and place directly on your baking sheet.<

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffin @KatrinasKitchen

I have taken my favorite parts of every banana bread that I’ve made through the years and have tried to come up with the maximum banana flavor for this recipe. These monster muffins pack 4 bananas into 6 muffins!! The secret to jamming 4 bananas into these muffins is using your mixer to whip them up into a fluffy mess before folding them into your batter. Mmmmmm. Of course you could skip the streusel topping – they would still be coffee shop worthy.

Mix up a batch of these today and have a friend over to impress.

You could even charge your friend $5.00 if you want.

Okay, so don’t do that. $3.99 is just fine.

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffin @KatrinasKitchen

Coffee Shop Banana Streusel Muffins

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Ingredients:

Muffins:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 ripe bananas
Streusel:
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt (optional)

Directions:

Muffins:
  1. Preheat oven to 350⁰ F and lightly grease your muffin tin/baking cups with cooking spray.Muffins:
  2. Whip up bananas using the paddle attachment on your mixer for 3 – 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. It should end up being about 2 1/2 cups of banana fluff. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and brown sugar in the bowl of the mixer (there is no need to wash off the paddle or bowl from the bananas). Add eggs one at a time and then incorporate the whipped bananas until well blended. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredientsto the wet. Spoon batter into prepared cups.

Streusel:

  1. Melt butter in the bottom of a medium microwave-safe bowl. Add the dry ingredients on top. IMPORTANT: Incorporate the dry ingredients with your FINGERS until the mixture is moist and crumbly. If you try to use a spoon it will congeal into one huge ball of goo.
  2. Drop the crumb topping onto the muffins and bake.

6 jumbo muffins: 20 – 25 minutes
12 standard muffins: 15 – 18 minutes