Gluten-Free Streusel Topping

This gluten-free version of this classic topping is easy and delicious! You can put it on any gluten free dessert.


½ c firmly packed brown sugar
½ c quick-cooking GF oats
1/3 c GF flour mix
6 tbsp butter, melted


1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, and flour.

2. Stir in melted butter.

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8 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Streusel Topping

  1. Oh boy there’s something about streusel topping that just takes me back to when I was a kid! My nine-year-old daughter actually just asked me today, “What’s that?!” when she saw me looking at your recipe picture and exclaiming happily. I couldn’t believe that in her nine years, I had never introduced her to streusel! Well, what better time than now with this gluten-free recipe to show her one of her mom’s all-times favorites!

  2. So quick to make and it really tasted incredible. Many thanks to Tina for giving us gluten free versions of pretty much anything you could think of!

  3. I started using streusel topping on sugar cookies and cupcakes recently, but the other topping would just flake off too easily. This topping is much more substantial and adheres very well. I don’t know what was in the other topping (it was storebought GF). I bet all the butter helps with this recipe:)

  4. Wow I had no idea there was so much better in streusel! Holy moly! It’s so funny…as I bake from scratch more and more, I discover just how much sugar and butter goes into cookies, cupcakes, and all my favorites and I get truly startled. When you say “32 g” under sugars on a wrapper, that doesn’t mean as much as pouring 2 cups of sugar in your recipe.

  5. My mouth is watering imagining the possibilities…gluten-free cinnamon streusel coffee cake, cinnamon streusel muffins with pecan filling, apple streusel pie, pumpkins spice muffins with streusel…this is going to be a yummy year…

  6. Oh this is so perfect! I was at Starbucks this morning with a girlfriend and I was totally eyeing her coffee cake muffin thing with streusel topping and I was like, “I must make that at home.” I think sometimes that the streusel topping is 90 percent of the allure with Starbucks desserts. I remember how crunchy and delicious they used to be…yum. Can’t wait to make my own though!

  7. Hi Tina thanks so much for this recipe. I made this and it was really fast and simple. I have gotten faster and faster at it too and have been able to add it to all sorts of foods, my muffins and pies especially. I notice that as I make recipes more and more I begin to get REALLY fast at them. That’s definitely the case with this streusel. I’m a streusel master lol!

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