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Frosted Banana Bread Muffins

Points® value
Total Time
39 min
27 min
12 min
Homemade muffins like these make wonderful hostess gifts. Simply wrap them in foil and add a bow!


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


4 tbsp(s)

Unpacked brown sugar

¾ cup(s)

Raw egg

1 large


3 large, or 4 medium, mashed

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Lemon zest

1 tsp(s), grated

All-purpose flour

2½ cup(s)

Baking powder

1½ tsp(s)

Baking soda

½ tsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

2 tsp(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Chopped walnuts

¼ cup(s)

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)


Fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 18 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add egg and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the mashed bananas, vanilla, and lemon zest. Mix until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Working quickly, add the dry ingredients to mixer in thirds, until thick batter forms. Try not to overmix the batter.
  6. Divide batter among muffin pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely.
  7. To make frosting, blend powdered sugar and lemon juice together. Drizzle over cooled muffins. Garnish with chopped walnuts.


If you prefer the chopped nuts in the muffins, simply fold them into the batter before baking.