Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Banana Bread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Banana Bread Muffins with Cinnamon Butter

It seems that on the weeks that don't buy bananas my family gets irritated and asks "Why didn't you buy any bananas this week?" On the weeks that I do, they sit there untouched. I love this recipe for those weeks when my family just lets them get very ripe. These are truly one of the best banana muffins I have ever had. The first time I made them my husband asked if I would make them again tomorrow.

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Ingredients for muffins:

1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c vegetable oil
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 tsp baking soda

Directions for muffins:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin cups with cooking spray and place in muffin tin (or just grease muffin tin if you don't use muffin cups).
Mix sugar, oil, and egg until creamy and light yellow. Add bananas and walnuts. Next add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir until completely smooth. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after being poked through the center of a muffin.

Ingredients for cinnamon butter:

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter softened (real butter, not a spread)
1/2 to 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 to 2 tsp cinnamon (this is really to taste. start with 1 tsp, gradually adding more until you reach your desired flavor)

Mix butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners sugar, adding up to 1/4 cup more until you reach your desired consistency. Mix in cinnamon. Serve with muffins.


  1. Mmmmm I love banana bread and muffins! I'm always making that in my house too since I have the same "banana issue" as you lol. I've never made cinnamon butter though ~ maybe I'll give that a try :)


    1. Be careful with that cinnamon butter Paula! It is addicting! It is delicious on blueberry muffins too :)

  2. Ohhhhh these look soooo good! I am definitely bookmarking this recipe!! My family is the SAME way! If I don't buy bananas, that's all they want...but if I do, they usually sit there getting black lol. Great recipe post!!

    1. I wanted these last week but they ate up all my bananas. This week they are sitting again, so looks like I'll get to treat myself finally :)

  3. yuuuuummmmy! I love banana muffins :) best with choc chips heehee. Never tried cinnamon butter before though ;p thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    1. Thanks for the idea of adding chocolate chips. I have a bag of mini chips in my cabinet right now that I will have to try in these!

  4. These look very yummy! I definitely want to try them!

  5. I have three ripe bananas waiting to be baked right now. I think I'll try and make these this afternoon. Thanks for the recipe!


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