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Cinnamon sugar banana bread muffins

October 21, 2018

I love baking up muffins and I had some ripe bananas that were ready to be put to use, I also love cinnamon/sugar so I created these delicious banana bread cinnamon sugar muffins. The muffins themselves have a hint of sweetness but then when you add that sugar coating to the top you are left with one tasty sweet baked treat! Recipe makes 12 muffins at just 3 smart points each on WW freestyle, you can leave the topping off and they will be 2SP but I don’t see why anyone one would want to do that 😉 Happy baking!

Cinnamon sugar banana bread muffins
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 12
3SP on blue, green & purple /2PP
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium banana's)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp light butter (melted)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 375F spray a 12 hole regular size muffin tin with non stick spray.
  2. In a bowl mix together your brown sugar and eggs, stir in applesauce, mashed banana and vanilla.
  3. Mix in your flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. Pour batter into muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes, let cool
  5. Mix your 2 Tbsp white sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon together and spread it out on a flat surface (I used a small flat plate)
  6. Melt your butter and brush on top of muffins *I did one at a time so the butter does not dry up
  7. Dip muffin top into cinnamon/sugar mix to coat the top, repeat with all muffins.
  8. After day 1 muffins best stored in the fridge, or freezer. if you want you can omit the topping to lower the points to 2SP, if serving to guests leave the topping till last minute as it is best served immediately.
Freestyle smart points (Blue & purple)- 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points (Green)- 3 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info... Calories 114...Fat 1.9g...Sat fat 0.6g...Carbs 21.3g...Fiber 1.8g...Sugar 7.8g...Protein 2.8g using My Fitness Pal *Note info includes all ingredients, old SP & PP were determined before adding fruit



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    Reply Treasa Beane October 25, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you for these recipe ‘s

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      Reply Drizzle October 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      You are very welcome 🙂

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      Reply Dianne Dyck August 2, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Mine stick to the cupcake papers. The taste was great but disappointed they stuck.

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        Reply Drizzle August 4, 2020 at 8:50 pm

        I never use paper cups, due to the ingredients used they will stick, I always say just to spray the pan

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    Reply Nancy October 26, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I will be preparing these today! I have made many of your loaf breads and have enjoyed them! Thank you so much for using all real and natural ingredients. Winter is on the way…..and I will be baking many more of your luscious items!

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      Reply Drizzle October 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad you have enjoyed the recipes and hope you enjoy the muffins, yay for winter baking!! (not winter though haha)

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    Reply Terry October 27, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I just made these and ate a warm one, so delicious. I didn’t have light butter so I just spritzed the top with I can’t believe it’s not butter spray, then rolled in cinnamon sugar. That topping makes them so decadent tasting. I appreciate your real ingredient recipes. Thank you!

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      Reply Drizzle October 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Hi Terry, so glad you enjoyed the muffins, good call using the spray and thanks for sharing it 🙂

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    Reply Melanie Beland October 27, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Can self-rising flour be used?

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      Reply Drizzle October 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Sure 🙂

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    Reply Karen October 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I made these , but mine turned out very dense. Just wondering if you would know what I did wrong. They taste delicious, but a little too dense. Thanks.

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      Reply Drizzle October 30, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Karen, sometimes some of my muffin recipes are denser than normal due to the ingredients used, that said these ones for me were not too dense, it is really hard for me to access what happened without being there sorry 🙁

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      Reply Jessie October 22, 2019 at 12:53 am

      How do you defrost the muffins once you’ve frozen them? Do you have a preferred method (in the microwave on 50% power, or something)? Also, how long do the muffins last in the fridge? It’s just me so I’m just trying to manage how long I have to eat all the muffins. 😂

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        Reply Drizzle October 23, 2019 at 4:26 pm

        Hi Jessie, muffins will be good a few days in the fridge, when I freeze muffins I will let them sit out a few hours and then sometimes I’ll either pop in the microwave to warm it a bit or even pop in air fryer if I want to give it that slight toasted effect 🙂

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    Reply Ashley October 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    This is the first yogurt muffin recipe I have tried and it’s awesome! I can wait to make these again and to try some of your other muffins 🙂

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      Reply Ashley October 31, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Sorry that comment was meant to go with the apple yogurt muffins….guess I saw the cinnamon and sugar topping and thought they were the same. oops, lol

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    Reply Michelle November 30, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! They are so good!

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      Reply Drizzle December 1, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Angela January 28, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you so much for these recipes!! As someone who follows weight watchers but doesn’t like using artificial sweeteners, your muffins have been a godsend! They are the number one thing that helps me stay on track. I’ve made the ginger ones, and the pumpkin banana muffins are my usual go-to, but I just made these for the first time tonight and they are by far my new favorite! I didn’t add the cinnamon sugar topping because I wanted to keep the points lower, but I don’t even think it needed it! I always make them into 24 mini muffins to make them roughly a point a piece, and depending on the muffin I cook for 15-20 minutes. I didn’t find these to be overly dense, however I did beat the eggs and sugar together for a couple of minutes on high to get them nice and frothy, just to incorporate some air into them. The only thing I changed was to add about a 1/2 tsp of salt, which I really think elevates the sweetness of the bananas. Perfection!!

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      Reply Drizzle February 5, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks for the tips Angela, so glad you are enjoying all the muffin recipes 🙂

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    Reply Mary February 25, 2019 at 5:48 am

    These are so good! My kids and husband love these. I replace the flour with oat flour and I omit the cinnamon sugar topping.
    Thank you for another delicious recipe!

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      Reply Drizzle February 25, 2019 at 12:17 pm

      Yay, so glad you all enjoy them 🙂

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    Reply Mia June 28, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Saw this posted on weightwatchers.. wonderful! Thanks for the recipe

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      Reply Drizzle June 28, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      That’s great, you are very welcome 🙂 Hope you continue to enjoy the recipes

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    Reply Joy B August 30, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    I have been searching for real recipes that don’t involve artificial foods and your site is just what I’ve been looking for!! I’m making the chocolate chip zucchini muffins, the double chocolate banana bread and was wondering if I would be able to substitute the banana in this recipe for apple sauce. That would make a tasty sounding apple muffin. I’m going to try it. Wish me luck 🙂

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      Reply Drizzle September 2, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      Hi Joy, I hope you enjoy the recipes 🙂 in most cases subbing the banana with applesauce should work out ok, the applesauce is a little more “watery” than mashed banana so keep that in mind .. Happy baking!

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        Reply Kathy March 20, 2020 at 10:40 am

        I don’t have apple sauce what can I use to replace it

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          Reply Drizzle March 20, 2020 at 3:45 pm

          Hi Kathy you can try using extra mashed banana

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    Reply Teri April 24, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Thank you so much for the recipe! My husband & I found them a bit rubbery in texture but the flavour is amazing!

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      Reply Drizzle April 27, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Teri, glad you enjoyed the flavor, the texture might just be that you are not used to muffins made with different ingredients such as applesauce etc to replace butter/oils, you’ll get a denser muffin

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        Reply Cynthia July 5, 2020 at 5:56 pm

        I used self-rising flour and they lighter and more airy.

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          Reply Drizzle July 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

          Thanks for sharing 🙂

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