I don’t think I ever had a single piece of banana bread when I was growing up. And I wasn’t the biggest fans of bananas either.
So I didn’t grasp the full amazingness of banana bread until I was an adult. And, let me tell you, it is amazing.
My kids love banana bread too. But now that the school year has started and our mornings are a little…hectic, I prefer to serve them something they can grab and go.
Which is why these iced banana bread muffins are a perfect go-to morning meal!
I can bake them up fairly quickly and then let the kids eat a few with yogurt or fruit before they head out. Then I can eat the rest while they’re gone.
It’s a win-win.
Read on to get this easy iced banana bread muffins recipe to make for your family!
Plus, take a look at our easy no-churn ice cream recipes if you want to have a little something special waiting when the kids get home too!
Easy Iced Banana Bread Muffins
This iced banana bread muffins recipe uses the basic muffin ingredients: flour, sugar, eggs, and, of course, bananas. But it’s a bit healthier because it uses applesauce, rather than oil or butter.
What really sets it apart, though, is the streusel topping and the glaze that’s added at the end.
Those two touches basically make it dessert-worthy in my book.
As a note, if you intend to freeze these, do it before you add the streusel topping and glaze. Save those steps until you defrost the muffins and warm them up again.
The streusel is made of cinnamon and brown sugar and butter and just everything that makes life sweet.
Plus, it gives the muffins a little “crunch” too.
The icing is just the finishing touch.
By the way, if you’re baking these on a busy morning, you can make the streusel the night before and store it in airtight container.
Then you’ve saved a step when you’re trying to get the kids out the door.
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Iced Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
Print the recipe card below to get the full iced banana bread muffins recipe! If you make these yourself, I’d love to know how they turned out!
(And if you were tempted to eat the entire batch.)
Easy Iced Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
- 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 light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 bananas mashed
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter softened
- 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp milk
To make the muffins:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line or grease 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.
To make the streusel:
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.
To make the vanilla icing:
Whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to make the icing.
Once the muffins have cooked and cooled slightly, use a spoon to drizzle each muffin with the vanilla icing.
If you want to freeze the muffins, bake them and let them cool completely. Store them in a resealable plastic bag.
When you want to serve them, defrost them and make the streusel as described aboved. Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and warm them in the oven by baking them at 300 degrees for five to ten minutes.
Prepare the icing as described above and drizzle over each muffin before serving.