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Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Streusel

October 27, 2015
Photo by Kyle Orosz
Author Notes

I love using granola to make an awesome muffin streusel. For these, I used Kind Snacks peanut butter granola clusters), but you can use any flavor of your favorite granola. —Erin McDowell

  • Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • Streusel
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter granola clusters
  • Muffins
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Streusel
  2. Combine the flour, brown sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter and rub it between your fingers until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in the granola clusters and mix to combine.
  1. Muffins
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line each cavity with muffin liners.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar to combine.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing to incorporate and scraping well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
  5. Remove the bowl from the mixer, and fold in the mashed bananas. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Scoop the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Top each muffin with a few tablespoons of streusel (I like a lot). Bake until a tester inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and continue cooling on a wire rack.

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