MAKE AHEAD STREUSEL — This tasty streusel topping can be mixed then frozen, so you’ll always have it handy to finish off muffins, quick breads and other baked goods.
I’ve never met a baked good that wasn’t made better with a crunchy streusel topping, which is why I like to keep this Make Ahead Streusel Topping on hand any time I’m baking.
I just mix up a big batch of this crumbly, buttery, cinnamon spiced mixture and use it on all kinds of baked goods.
Once I’ve mixed up this streusel, I spread it out on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze it. Don’t worry if it freezes in large clumps. It’s easy to break everything up when your topping your bread or muffins.
Once it’s frozen, I transfer it to zip-top bags or air-tight, freezer safe containers and it’s ready to go whenever I get the urge to bake something tasty.
Since I do a lot of extra baking during the fall, and through the holiday season, I especially like to keep this streusel topping in my freezer this time of year.
When you’re ready to bake, just sprinkle a generous amount of streusel over your quick breads and muffins, then bake as directed in the recipe.
And when I say generous, I mean generous! At least that’s what I like to do. As far as I’m concerned, you can never have too much streusel.
Okay, you probably can, but don’t be afraid to use a lot–more than you think you need–because it always seems like less streusel after things have risen and baked.
If you’re looking for an easy way to elevate your baked goods, try adding this Make Ahead Streusel . You won’t regret it!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Make Ahead Streusel Topping
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and let it cool slightly.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Drizzle the melted butter over the flour/sugar mixture and mix with a fork to form coarse crumbs.
- Spread the streusel on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze until firm. Remove from freezer and place in small zip-top bags or freezer containers.
- Generously pile streusel on muffins, cakes or quick breads before baking.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
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