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Baked streusel topping in a bowl

Streusel Topping

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups streusel topping 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Streusel Recipe is super versatile and can be used on so many recipes from pies and muffins to simply baking it alone and using it as a buttery, crisp topping (as these instructions show). OR use this recipe anytime a crumb topping is needed or desired!


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl mix the granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, butter, and flour together until combined. The mixture will be crumbly, but will hold together and form large crumbs when squeezed. 
  3. Form into crumbs and spread on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until lightly golden. The crumbs won’t get completely crunchy until they cool.
  5. Allow the topping to cool completely and then package in an airtight container, or zip-top bag until ready to use.


If using this streusel on a separate recipe, follow the instructions as listed but don’t bake it. Sprinkle the uncooked streusel topping on whatever recipe you are making and bake according to THOSE instructions.

– Store airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.

– Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature. 


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