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Maple Glazed Banana Muffins

Maple Glazed Banana Muffins are soft, moist walnut topped muffins with a creamy maple glaze. An easy to make chock full of flavor breakfast treat.

Maple Glazed Banana Muffins - soft and moist with a smooth maple glaze

Maple Glazed Banana Muffins are totally simple to make, so no experience needed! And it let’s you use up those ripe bananas sitting on the counter. The extra mashed bananas in this recipe create little pockets of banana flavor inside the muffins that’s so delicious.

Best of all, the ingredients are probably already in your pantry! I’ve been making these banana muffins for years and can tell you form experience- the recipe’s foolproof!

Ingredients Needed For Maple Glazed Banana Muffins

  • Bananas – these should be overripe, but not so far gone that they’re totally mushy.
  • All Purpose Flour – nothing fancy here!
  • Brown Sugar – we used light brown sugar, but the dark variety is fine.
  • Eggs – for this recipe 2 whole large eggs were used.
  • Butter – unsalted butter is amazing for baked goods because it let’s you control the total amount of salt in the recipe. If using salted butter (each stick of 8 tablespoons) contains about 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Reduce or omit the salt called for in the ingredient list.
  • Baking Soda – helps the muffins rise during baking.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar – the base for the maple glaze.
  • Maple Syrup – we used our favorite amber pure maple syrup, but maple flavoring (a few drops) or even pancake syrup can be substituted in a pinch.
  • Milk – to wet the dry ingredients. Buttermilk is a tasty alternative.

Flavor add-ins for even more flavor

The walnuts called for in this recipe are totally optional – or you can substitute your favorites like pecans or almonds.

  • Chocolate or toffee chips
  • Dried cranberries or other fruit
  • Add sprinkles to the batter for banana confetti muffins
  • Add maple or almond flavoring to the batter
Maple Glazed Banana Muffins

Piping hot from the oven, these easy muffins are fantastic, but please – resist the temptation to dive right in. You’ll definitely want to wait until the creamy maple glaze is drizzled on….promise.

Soft and moist with a smooth maple glaze.

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Maple Glazed Banana Muffins

Maple Glazed Banana Muffins are simple to make and make a beautiful presentation.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Servings :12
Calories :383
Course :Bread, Breakfast


For the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk more if needed
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts


  • Preheat the over to 375 degrees and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash 2 of the bananas with a fork, set aside.
  • With an electric mixer (use the wire whisk on a stand mixer), whip the remaining bananas and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add the melted butter, eggs and vanilla and beat well. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated, do not overmix. Fold the mashed bananas into the mixture. Using an ice cream scooper or spoon, fill the muffin cups halfway. Tap pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing to a cooling rack.
  • While the muffins are cooling prepare the glaze.
  • Combine confectioners sugar, milk and maple syrup in a small bowl. Mix thoroughly. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk.
  • Drizzle the glaze over cooled muffins, then sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Enjoy!

Chef Tips

** To Toast Walnuts- Place nuts in a single layer in an ungreased, shallow pan. Bake for 5-8 minutes, checking frequently, in a 375 Degree oven.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1MuffinCalories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 437IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2mg

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I’m Christine, a self-appointed foodie and almost empty-nester who is addicted to creating quick and tasty recipes that anyone can make. My goal is to give you the confidence and know-how to cook from scratch with easy, budget-friendly recipes. Welcome to my kitchen! Learn more…

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  1. HI Danita, thank you for the sweet comments! I hope you come back and visit soon!

  2. Our family loves pretty much anything banana nut, and these look amazing! #SmallVictories

  3. Hi Christine! Thank you for the lovely comment on my Facebook page – what a joy to hear from you! I have subscribed to your newsletter and I look forward to visiting again 🙂

    These banana muffins look incredible! Thanks for sharing such a tasty and sweet recipe. Hugs! Stephanie – The Enchanting Rose

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