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Banana bread cupcakes on a muffin pan.

Banana Bread Cupcakes with Streusel Toppings

These soft and moist banana bread cupcakes topped with a crunchy and buttery streusel are mini versions of your classic favorite.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, streusel toppings,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 275kcal
Author sanna


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas 2 large bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Streusel Toppings

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter or 28 grams, cut into little cubes


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a muffin pan with paper cups. In a bowl, beat together softened butter and brown sugar until it is creamy and fluffy. Beat in the egg until incorporated. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla and beat to combine it with the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add this flour mixture to the mixing bowl, alternately with the buttermilk, making three additions of the flour mixture and two additions of the buttermilk. Beat the mixture just until blended. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into the prepared muffin pan until they are 2/3 full. Sprinkle the streusel on top of each cupcake batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of a cupcake comes out clean with some bits of moist crumbs.

Streusel Toppings

  • Combine all streusel ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut the butter ( or rub, if you are using your hands) into the rest of the ingredients until the mixture is powdery and coarse.


Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Cupcakes with Streusel Toppings
Amount Per Serving (1 cupcake)
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 188mg8%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 338IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg