Apple Banana Pecan Muffins with Streusel Topping

A delicious "applely" muffin that's just as good cold as a snack as it it warm out of the oven
Author Jane Windham


For the muffins

  • 3 apples peeled and chopped
  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


For the muffins

  1. Cook the chopped apples in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, stopping at the end of each minute to stir. (You want them somewhat cooked but not mushy!)
  2. Add the mashed banana to the cooked apples, mix thoroughly, and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar.
  5. Beat in the egg and the vanilla flavoring.
  6. Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture and mix until combined.
  7. Fold in the pecans and the cooked apple mixture.
  8. Spray paper liners with cooking spray and fill them 1/2 to 2/3 full of the muffin batter.
  9. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the streusel mixture onto each muffin batter.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool 5 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.

For the streusel topping

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour and the cinnamon and cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Stir in brown sugar.

Recipe Notes

Serve these warm or cold.