I add this topping to muffins, pie, and cakes so often I decided to make it in a large amount and freeze. Now I have it ready whenever the mood strikes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
72 servings
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix flour and cinnamon into creamed butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store in airtight container in the freezer until needed.

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Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7.3g 2% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterol 6.8mg 2% DV; sodium 18.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2014
I have been looking for this type of streusel topping for quite a while. My grand-mother used to make the best topping and this is as close as I am going to get. She taught me how to make many recipes but for some reason the streusel was not one of them. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/07/2015
Absolutely tasteless. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2014
I have been looking for this type of streusel topping for quite a while. My grand-mother used to make the best topping and this is as close as I am going to get. She taught me how to make many recipes but for some reason the streusel was not one of them. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2015
This is meant to be a lightly flavored crumb topping. It is intended for use on various things where you may not want a strong overpowering cinnamon flavor. I don't necessarily want that on a blueberry muffin as I would a spice cake or coffee cake topping. The "OR TO TASTE" means you can add more if you like or skip it altogether. You can use powdered vanilla extract as well. That's really good on a chocolate muffin! You can add more cinnamon for a streusel in a coffee cake. This is a recipe to make a large quantity so you have the ease of switching it up from recipe to recipe. It saves time having it on hand and can customize to your recipes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2015
I used two TABLESPOONS of cinnamon. I also added a teaspoon of ginger and 1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg allspice and cloves. The only reason that it didn't get 5 stars was the white sugar. All brown sugar would have been better and I will make it that way next time. My kitchen was very warm and I was afraid that if I froze it at that point it would be one solid lump. A couple of hours in the refrigerator for the butter to harden again let me use a pastry cutter to make it into proper crumbs. It's in the freezer now ready and waiting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
These crumbs are fantastic! thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2016
I've tried this on top of a yellow cake for the seniors on my job and it was great! It had just the right amount of sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
So simple and delicious. Jan I love your recipes. They are so easy to put together have ingredients I usually always have on hand and we've loved every recipe of yours that we have tried - personal and published. I scaled this way back and used on a store bought coffee cake. The topping was better than the cake! I just made your personal recipe 'Jan's Maple Coffee Cake' and realized the topping is very similar minus the white sugar so I know it will be a hit. I like the idea that you can make up a big batch of this and keep it handy in the freezer. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2015
I was a little overwhelmed by the quantity of this at first but froze it as suggested. It really has been a tasty convenient and versatile addition to many of my baked goods. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2016
This is perfect!!thank you for sharing!! I didn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2014
Such a fantastic crumb topping! I used it on small (pot pie size) cherry pies. Huge hit! Love the idea of keeping it in the freezer until needed. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/07/2015
Absolutely tasteless. Read More
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