This streusel topping recipe will really spruce up your homemade muffins, pies, coffee cakes and quick bread. Cinnamon streusel takes just seconds to mix up in a food processor, or you can just mix it up in a bowl using a fork. Then just sprinkle it over your muffins or pie right before baking.
The recipe below is enough streusel topping for a single batch of muffins, and to make enough to top a 9-inch pie, you'd just double the recipe.
You can also mix in some oats, or some finely chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts), or you could even crumble up some cookies and add those. Any flavor you like -- chocolate, vanilla, gingersnap, amaretto, you name it. As long as you combine it in the same ratio and smoosh it all together with butter and brown sugar, it'll work.
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ stick unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Alternately, you can mash the ingredients together in a bowl using a fork, or just smoosh everything together with your fingers.
- Sprinkle over muffins, pies or coffee cake immediately before baking.