Banana Struesel Muffins

Have a pile of bananas turning brown in the corner? These little muffins are tasty and fast to put together and are vegan friendly as well!

Banana Struesel Muffins


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp flax-seed meal + 3 Tbsp cool water
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Struesel Topping –

  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp vegan margarine (Earth Balance or similar)


Preheat the oven to 375° and line a 12 count muffin tin with paper liners.

In a large mixing bowl whisk the flour, baking powder and soda , spices and salt together.

In a medium mixing bowl whisk the sugar, flax-seed and water, oil and vanilla together till smooth, beat in the mashed bananas.

Scrape the wet into the dry, stir to just mix.

Divide evenly between the liners (about ¼ cup per muffin). Divide the streusel across the top of the batter (about 1 rounded and packed teaspoon per muffin).

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean (and the muffins do not appear wet on top, mine took 25 minutes). Pop out and put on a cooling rack.

Makes 12 muffins.

Toddler approved!



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