Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins

I love banana muffins! Especially topped with streusel and cinnamon icing. These Cinnamon Glazed Banana Muffins are perfect for a weekday breakfast, weekend brunch, or after dinner treat!

Streusel topping makes every muffin better! Have you seen our Cinnamon Streusel Zucchini Muffins yet?

Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins: easy, delicious breakfast treat!

Why this Recipe Works

Can’t decide between cinnamon glaze and streusel topping on your muffins? This recipe has BOTH!

The banana muffins themselves are full of sweetness from ripe bananas. Buttermilk helps them stay extra moist, even days later.

That means you can make a beautiful batch of muffins on a weekend and enjoy them all week long.

After baking the muffins with a streusel topping we took things one step further. A creamy cinnamon icing drizzled on top makes these absolutely drool worthy.

Better than anything in the pastry case at the coffee shop, Cinnamon Glazed Banana Muffins might just be the perfect breakfast muffin.

Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins: easy, delicious breakfast treat!

Ingredient Notes

Bananas. Like most baked goods with bananas, the riper the fruit the better. You will need about 3 large bananas or the equivalent for 1.5 cups of mashed banana.

Buttermilk. No buttermilk in the fridge? Homemade Buttermilk Substitute works wonders in today’s muffin recipe.

Heavy cream. Full fat cream makes the cinnamon glaze rich and creamy. Whole milk can be used but your glaze will be a bit runnier.

Easy Instructions

To make the muffin batter:

Beat butter and sugar together. Then, add eggs and vanilla followed by bananas.

Blend in the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the buttermilk, then fold in walnuts.

Spray a muffin tin with baking spray.

For the streusel topping:

Mix the ingredients for the topping together in a clean dry bowl. Sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of streusel over each unbaked muffin.

Bake the muffins for about 15 minutes. Let cool completely before adding the glaze.

How to make cinnamon glaze:

Whisk together the powdered sugar with heavy cream and cinnamon. Drizzle over the banana muffins. Let the glaze set for a few minutes before digging in!

Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins: easy, delicious breakfast treat!

Tips and Tricks

  • How to store. Cinnamon Glazed Banana Muffins should be stored in an airtight container. Kept at room temperature, they stay moist and delicious for about 5 days.
  • Freezing glazed muffins. These are super freezer friendly too! For longer storage, slide cooled muffins into freezer bags. They keep well frozen for about 3 months.
  • Mashing bananas. If you’re making the muffins in an electric mixer, you don’t need to mash the bananas separately. Just add them to the batter whole. For low powered mixers or hand mixing, I recommend mashing the bananas in a separate bowl with a fork first.
Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins: easy, delicious breakfast treat!

Recipe FAQs

What can I substitute for the walnuts?

Pecans are a tasty substitute for walnuts here! You can also leave the nuts out if needed, although the crumb topping will lose some of its lovely crunch.

Do you need to use muffin liners to make these?

No liners needed. Just be sure to give the muffin tin a generous spray with baking spray so the baked muffins are easy to remove.

How can I tell when banana muffins are done baking?

When fully baked, the tops of the muffins will spring back to the touch. The trusty toothpick test also lets you know when the muffins are ready to come out of the oven. Insert a toothpick into the center of one muffin. If it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs, the muffins are fully baked.

Do you freeze muffins with or without the glaze?

It’s up to you! These freeze beautifully both with and without glaze. The color of the glaze may change a bit as it thaws but the taste is not affected by freezing.

Love Banana recipes?

Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins are as easy as they are delicious. This recipe features moist banana muffins topped with a buttery walnut crumb. A drizzle of cinnamon icing takes them to new heights!

Yield: 18 muffins

Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

I love banana muffins! Especially these delicious Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins!! Perfect for a weekday breakfast, weekend brunch, or after dinner treat!

Ingredients

FOR THE MUFFINS:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas (about 1 ½ cup mashed)
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup buttermilk

FOR THE STREUSEL:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. For the muffins, beat butter with sugar for about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until combined. Add bananas, beating until combined (you can mash before, or toss them in whole and let them mash in the mixer). Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until blended. Beat in buttermilk, fold in walnuts.
  2. Spray cupcake tin with baking spray. Batter will fill about 18 muffins.
  3. In a small bowl, mix streusel topping ingredients together. I use my hands to combine the butter with the remaining ingredients until crumbly. Divide topping evenly over muffins (about 1 Tbsp each).
  4. Bake muffins in a 350 degree oven for about 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool completely before applying glaze.
  5. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, cinnamon and heavy cream until smooth.
  6. Drizzle over cooled muffins and allow to set (about 10 minutes). Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Or freeze in freezer bags. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on June 6, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. Congrats on the house! …And I will take a batch of these too please! …extra streusel and extra glaze please 😉

  2. Yay for new house!! I am moving into a new apartment and it’s so exciting for sure. 🙂 And it’s amazing that you get to move closer to your loved ones. I know having my family down in FL while I’m in NJ is a bit rough, so I’m so happy for you! And I’m digging these muffins: that cinnamon glaze….mmmmmmmm I could pour it on everything.

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