This versatile Brown Sugar Streusel can be used in so many ways and adds an extra tasty flavor to so many delicious desserts! I absolutely love topping just about any muffin variety with this brown sugar and cinnamon streusel for a sweet, crunchy layer.
Don’t limit the use of this sweet streusel to just toppings! Swirl it into cheesecakes and coffee cakes, quick breads, and so much more!!
Brown Sugar Streusel Recipe
This is such an easy way to add an even more delicious layer of flavor to your desserts and all of your wonderful baking! Just by adding this simple brown sugar streusel topping to make that wonderfully sweet and crunchy topping!
We’ve made a couple batches of banana based muffins this week, so you can see this yummy streusel in use on our Apple Banana Muffins today. It’s also a family favorite topping on my delightfully moist and tasty banana bread with brown sugar streusel! Enjoy!
How To Make Streusel Topping
In a medium size mixing bowl, or the bowl of your food processor, combine the dry ingredients including: brown sugar, all-purpose and cinnamon. Add a pinch of salt, if using unsalted butter.
Use cold butter, either in tablespoon size pats or cubed chunks. Cut the butter in using your food processor, a pastry cutter, or a pair of butter knives cutting in a criss-cross motion until the butter reaches a pea-sized crumble. Stop once you’ve reached this course crumble, as you don’t want to mix the brown sugar streusel into dry dough consistency.
*Make your streusel, then chill in the refrigerator until ready to use to help keep the streusel consistency.
**If you will be baking something for a long period of time, the streusel will caramelize. Add toward the last 10-15 minutes of baking for better results.
Storage of Streusel
Your quick and easy streusel can be made ahead of time. Simply place the finished streusel into an air tight container and keep refrigerated until ready to use. The chilled streusel is good for up to 3 – 4 days when stored properly.
Recipes Using Brown Sugar Streusel
Brown Sugar Streusel
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp butter (cold)
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- In a small to medium mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon.
- Add the butter in a tablespoon size pat or cubed, then cut into the dry mixture. Use a pastry cutter, food processor, or simply a pair of butter knives to cut the butter using a criss-cross motion. Continue until the butter pieces are small, pea-sized crumbles.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma’s kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!