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Banana Muffins with Tart Lemon Icing

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
45 min
15 min
30 min
If you like muffins, then you must try these. They're like mini-frosted banana cakes with a surprising burst of lemon.



½ cup(s)

unsalted butter

5 Tbsp, softened


1 large

vanilla extract

1 tsp

all-purpose flour

2 cup(s)

baking powder

2 tsp

baking soda

1 tsp

fat free skim milk

¼ cup(s)


4 large, ripe, mashedIcing

powdered sugar

1 cup(s)

unsalted butter

1 Tbsp, softened

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

lemon zest

1 tsp, strips, or more to taste

vanilla extract

1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 18 muffin holes with paper liners.
  2. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until thoroughly mixed.
  3. In another large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture; beat well with mixer. Add milk and remaining flour mixture; beat until batter is combined and then fold in mashed bananas.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin liners about 3/4 full. Bake until muffins start to brown and a tester inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack and cool completely before icing.
  5. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Ice cooled muffins; cover and refrigerate any uneaten muffins. Yields 1 muffin per serving.


If the mouth-puckering lemon icing isn't enough flavor for you, try adding 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to the flour mixture.

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