Banana Muffin drizzled with icing next to a spoon of icing and streusel crumbles on a round white plate with a glass of milk and the muffin pan behind all on a white surface (with logo overlay)

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.

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!

Banana Muffins with Streusel and Icing

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

Banana Muffin drizzled with icing next to a spoon of icing and streusel crumbles on a round white plate with a glass of milk and the muffin pan behind all on a white surface

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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, icing, muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
5 from 8 votes

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
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Nutrition Facts
Banana Muffins with Streusel and Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 177mg7%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Banana Muffins with Streusel and Icing

44 thoughts on “Banana Muffins with Streusel and Icing”

  1. 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.

  2. Neely Moldovan

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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.

    1. 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.

  9. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

  14. Geraline Batarra

    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.

  15. Melanie williams

    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

    1. 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!

  16. 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

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