Banana Muffins with Streusel and Icing

Use overripe bananas to make delicious muffins with a brown sugar streusel and vanilla icing on top for an easy sweet breakfast.

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I heard these are amazing and delicious, but I didn’t even get to try one. A few weeks ago, all the women in my family took a girl’s trip to San Antonio. While we were gone, Justin made some banana muffins for the boys, and they were a hit!

The muffins were such a hit there weren’t any left by the time we got home. Sweet breakfast foods go fast in our house. Especially when they contain bananas. We go through so many bananas in our house.

Because I didn’t get to try the banana muffins, we made them again. Now I can tell you that they are as delicious as the boys claim!

As with most recipes that contain bananas, it’s better if you use ones that are overripe and turning brown. When I take the boys to the grocery store, they often ask to buy two bunches of bananas, one to eat with breakfast, and one to let over-ripen to make banana bread or another banana recipe such as these muffins.

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 375F and line a muffin pan. We like to use our silicone liners to prevent the waste of single-use liners. Or, you can grease the muffin cups and use them without a liner.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

In another mixing bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, and applesauce.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until fully combined, without mixing more than necessary.

Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full.

In a small mixing bowl, prepare the streusel by combining the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter.

Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins then bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

Meanwhile, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the icing.

Once the muffins have cooked and cooled slightly, drizzle with the vanilla icing.

Recipe

Originally Published On: March 16, 2019

Last Updated On: July 20, 2019

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Banana Muffins with Streusel and Icing

Use overripe bananas to make delicious muffins with a brown sugar streusel and vanilla icing on top for an easy sweet breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, icing, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 198kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 1/3 cup applesauce

Streusel

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter softened

Vanilla Icing

  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F and line a muffin pan
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
  • In another mixing bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, and applesauce
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently stir until fully combined, without mixing more than necessary
  • Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to fill each muffin cup about 2/3 full
  • In a small mixing bowl, prepare the streusel by combining the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon
  • Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter
  • Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins then bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the icing
  • Once the muffins have cooked and cooled slightly, drizzle with the vanilla icing

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.1mg

View Comments (44)

  • These look so good - I'm a big fan of bananas too! Will have to give these a go - I think they'd be a hit in my house!

    • If you love bananas, then these are perfect! My boys loved them and ask for us to make them again and again.

  • First what a fun trip with your family! Glad you all had a great time!
    My son has a huge sweet tooth and loves to cook - thinking I will have to print this :) and have him make them. Oh and the silicone cups those are too cool... been a long time since I have seriously baked.

    • We had such a fun time! You should try these with your son if he loves to cook, too. And yes, the silicone cups are great!!

  • Those look AMAZING! Seriously now in my brain I must have some right now. I also just really love banana muffins

    • The boys couldn't stop talking about them! Banana anything is gone so quickly in this house.

  • These looked great. I am not a banana fan, but my mother loves them. She has one once a day. I will have to make these for her, for our Sunday Brunch.

    • My boys have at least one banana every day as well! It's a great brunch recipe for sure.

  • I totally have bought two batches of bananas before for the exact same reasons. These sound delicious!

    • Right?! They are so versatile in so many recipes, it's always worth it to grab two bunches of bananas.

  • I love this vanilla icing part! These banana muffins already look great, but vanilla icing adds one more layer of awesomeness on top of it :)

  • They look and sound delicious! NO wonder they were quickly eaten up. My children also love bananas I am sure they'll love these muffins!

    • I know, I really wish I could have tried one, but the boys assured me they were amazing!

  • It only do I love bananas, but it’s one of those rare foods everyone in my house enjoys, too! I might try to make these today for tomorrow morning. Yay!

    • It's so true, bananas are one of the things we all love here, too. I hope you all enjoy the muffins!

  • O my yum!!! I just love trying out new muffin recipes. So giving these a try. I bet the fam would love them

    • I need to make muffins more often. We've only tried a few so far. But I hope your family likes these ones!

  • This looks amazing! I love making muffins, especially with icing drizzled on top. These are ones that I will definitely have to try!

  • If you are trying to make my tummy rumble, you have succeeded. Banana bread was the very first thing I made as a child and it started a love of cooking for me. I can't wait to mix it up and try your recipe because it sounds divine.

    • I think banana bread was probably one of the first things I ever baked, too. My boys love to help make it, so enjoyed these as well. It's such a different way to use the bananas, but equally as delicious.

  • I love banana muffins. I make them a lot because Liam is a huge fan. Will def try these out!

  • Muffins disappear pretty quickly at our house too :) These look delicious! I think we buy extra bananas just so some can "go bad" and become baked goods lol. PS: That looked like a fun trip!

    • We had some start to get slightly brown yesterday and my oldest son placed them on the counter to remind everyone to not eat them so we can make bread or muffins again! We had a great time getting together with all the women in the family for a quick trip :)

  • bananas and cinnamon my fave! All-time classic! A true must try, I'm gonna make these on Sunday and fill the house with amazing smells!

  • These banana muffins look so yummy. I love making banana muffins but have never added icing to it. I can imagine how delicious these muffins are going to smell like. Hoping to make these during the weekend.

  • Thanks for your recipe! I enjoy banana muffins, but never had it home made myself. I'll surely try

    • We have fun making big breakfast at home together. The banana muffins are a pretty easy recipe to put together one morning.

  • I love banana muffins so much! They are healthy and tasty. I've made chocolate muffins but I haven't tried banana muffins. I would love to try your recipe. It does not just look yummy, but easy to follow.

    • I've made chocolate chip muffins, but never chocolate muffins at home. We love making these banana muffins.

  • I love the taste of bananas and what could be better than a muffin?! I have to try these.

    • And the riper you let the bananas get, the more flavor they will add to the muffins!

  • These look incredible! I’m always looking for easy breakfast items to make. I’ll have to try these!

    • Breakfast is my boys' favorite meal, so we are always trying new, fun recipes for them. I can get them to eat breakfast better than any other meal during the day.

  • That sounds so delicious..! Yum. I will definitely try this sometime. Your steo by step instructions is so easy to understand and follow. Thanks for sharing.

    • I'm glad the step by step helps! I know it can be hard to visualize a recipe for some people, so I like to include as many photos as I can.

  • Oh my I love how pretty these look. I am going to try these out on Friday, I do love a good banana bake xx

    • They are delicious and make a great breakfast. With the presentation, they would be great for having people over since they look like they take a lot more work than it really is!

  • Oooo muffins are my favorite for breakfast! So yummy. I definitely need to try making these banana ones. I bet the family would love them

    • Muffins are such an easy breakfast since they can be eaten on-the-go, too! These ones are delicious!

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