Banana Muffins with Tart Lemon Icing

Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes, Sweet Treats
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Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat.

These muffins are gooooood.

They might be healthier for you (6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per muffin) but good luck stopping at just one.

I filched this recipe from Weight Watchers after my attempts to cut down in the baked goods resulted in these and these.

Now, I figure, if I’m going to bake I might as well make better-for-you options that I can wrap individually and freeze for weekday breakfasts and not, you know, eat a dozen cookies in a sitting waste food. I’ve been eating these for breakfast to switch up my routine and they’re quite filling and full of banana goodness.

You can make these with or without lemon icing. I think the icing takes them from breakfast status to cupcake status.

That’s not to say that cupcakes for breakfast would be entirely wrong.

It’s just not what I’m going for here.

So the icing is optional and will add Weight Watchers points, if you’re into that kind of thing.

The Recipe

Banana Muffins with Tart Lemon Icing
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Recipe type: Sweet Treats, Breakfast and Brunch
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Serves: 18 muffins
 
Ingredients

  • Batter
  • ½ cup(s) sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup(s) fat-free skim milk
  • 4 large banana(s), ripe, mashed

  • Icing
  • 1 cup(s) powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, strips, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 18 muffin holes with paper liners.'
  2. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until thoroughly mixed.
  3. In another large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add half of flour mixture to butter mixture; beat well with mixer. Add milk and remaining flour mixture; beat until batter is combined and then fold in mashed bananas.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin liners about ¾ full. Bake until muffins start to brown and a tester inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, about 25 to 30 minutes. Allow muffins to cool in pan for about 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack and cool completely before icing.
  5. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Ice cooled muffins; cover and refrigerate any uneaten muffins. Yields 1 muffin per serving.
 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Carolina
    July 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    looks great but how many grams of bananas this recipe have?
    thanks

  • Reply
    Lexi
    February 23, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I need to bake something for an office meeting next week…those might do the trick!

  • Reply
    Katie
    February 22, 2009 at 3:00 am

    This looks like something I should try!! I would be spoiling myself though – because even just plain banana nut muffins are good, much less ones with icing!

  • Reply
    Cynthia
    February 21, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Stop tempting me! I have had enough sweet stuff for today already 🙂

  • Reply
    foodlibrarian
    February 21, 2009 at 3:00 am

    How pretty this is!!! I love lemon icing…in fact, I could drink it. 🙂

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    February 21, 2009 at 3:00 am

    They look great. Love the idea of the lemon icing

  • Reply
    Jessica
    February 20, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I have to admit, I’m not a huge lemon icing fan, but I think it would be good on certain things. I do like lemon icing on pound cake. Hmmm, pound cake.

  • Reply
    Heidi Renée
    February 20, 2009 at 3:00 am

    If you want to keep your consumption to a respectable 2 or 3, I would gladly help you with the other 9 or 10.

  • Reply
    mandy
    February 19, 2009 at 3:00 am

    These look delicious and I really want to try them tonight!! Thats totally a picture that I would take too.

  • Reply
    lisa (dandysugar)
    February 19, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Oooh, this looks awesome. I can almost taste the zesty icing. Yum…so good and the muffin looks nice and moist. It would be great right now with my coffee!
    Oh, btw, yes I have been to the Moosewood Restaurant. It’s sooo good! I love the cookbook, I’ve cooked my way through that book so many times!!

  • Reply
    Sara
    February 19, 2009 at 3:00 am

    These look really good, especially the icing part. I’m the kind of person that prefers frosting to cake 😉

  • Reply
    kat
    February 19, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Those look tasty

  • Reply
    Elra
    February 19, 2009 at 3:00 am

    I made banana bread on the week-end too, but without the icing. I think the icing will add sweetness to it, delicious.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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