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Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread Muffins

A basic breakfast turned decadent with a snickerdoodle-esque topping.

This recipe (adapted from AllRecipes) started off simple and healthy. I had a multitude of overripe bananas taking up space in my freezer, so I figured I might as well make banana bread. But – banana bread muffins sounded more fun. And – cinnamon tastes good, right? Why not add some cinnamon and butter to the top of these so instead of a healthy breakfast, we have a snickerdoodle-esque dessert? Le sigh. So much for a healthy option. At least they’re delicious?

Cinnamon Sugar Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread muffins with an almost-snickerdoodle topping
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 muffins



  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 mashed bananas over-ripe work the best
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with wrappers.
  • Mash bananas. Add sugar, melted butter, and egg; mix well to combine.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold into wet ingredient mixture; do not overmix.
  • Scoop batter into muffin tin; each should be approximately 3/4 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • While muffins are baking, combine white sugar and cinnamon. Melt butter in a separate bowl.
  • When muffins are done, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before carefully removing from tin. Once removed, using a pastry brush, brush the top of each muffin with butter before then dunking in the cinnamon sugar mixture (similar to when making snickerdoodle cookies). Allow to dry briefly before serving.

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