Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
18 muffins
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Muffins:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely mashed
  • Frosting:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl to blend. Beat the sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the banana. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.

Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. Bake the muffins on the middle rack until the tops are golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out with no crumbs attached, about 25 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a rack and cool slightly. The muffins may be eaten warm or cooled completely and frosted.

To frost the cupcakes: Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the mascarpone cheese and then beat in the honey. Spread the frosting over the muffins. Sprinkle with the walnuts.


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These are awesome. Recipes says it makes 18, I was lucky enough to get 21. Family enjoyed them!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are delicious, I decreased the sugar in 1/2 (1 cup instead of 2) and they were amazing!  I also used 1/2 buckwheat flour and skipped the frosting, the kids ate them up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins come out perfect everytime! They're really good with chocolate chips and nuts. You can add basically anything to them. These muffins are always a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my favorite go-to banana muffin recipe. So delicious, so moist, the flavors are amazing and the frosting just tops it off. Great thing about this recipe is all ingredients are ones you typically have on hand, and if you don't have the frosting ingredients, like the others said, you don't need it! I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe either, perfect the way it is! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This muffin was so good that I forgot about the frosting a long time ago and just ate the muffin it self. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Like the others said, doesn't even need the frosting! I have made these a few times now and they come out gorgeous every time. (I do substitute the veg. oil for grape seed oil.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last night and they came out great! I subbed coconut for vegetable oil (I prefer gmo free muffins, thank you) and added a little unsweetened coconut. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is our favorite banana muffin recipe. I don't add the whole amount of sugar I find that 1.5Cups is plenty. I don't frost them they are delicious as is. fast and simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!!! I just finished baking them and I love it, they are so tasty!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome tasting muffins!(That's saying a lot as I'm picky about my food and consider myself a food connoisseur) I'm making them again for a pot luck party dessert tomorrow. I skipped the frosting and also made it very healthy by using "whole wheat flour" 2 & 1/4 cups instead of 3 cups of all purpose flour. (The whole wheat flour will make it dry hence the following tweaks as well) used olive oil but lessened it by 1/4 cup, added 3/4 cup of apple sauce for moistness. I sprinkled cane sugar as the topping (since I skipped the frosting.I also lessened the sugar by 1/4 cup since apple sauce and really ripe banana had enough sweetness). The end product was quite tasty!! Thanks Giada!! I'm packing them in my kids school lunch box without any guilt as they are so healthy and I also snuck in grated zucchini in the 2nd attempt. My kids beg me for these muffins every week now :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the others that these muffins can stand alone without the frosting. The frosting is also wonderful. Light, fluffy and not at all too sweet. I will be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i love the banana muffin by itself but the frosting gave that delicious extra flavor which we all loved, thanks giada i am always inspired by your food item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Good. I had saved up banana in the freezer and they were perfect in this. They took a little longer to cook because the banana were still very cold. I agree with others that you don't really need the frosting. they are great on their own. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious muffins, so soft and moist! item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely wonderful muffins...I followed the recipe exact. I just wanted a little more frosting so I used whole stick of butter, half of a regular size cream cheese, overflowed a 1/3 measuring cup of mascarpone cheese, and extra honey...this is my third time making them. And the time is pretty spot on.. 25 minutes. Thank you once again Giada! Before I made the muffins I made her fussili pasta dish with spinach and tomatoes..mmmm item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!! We put a little more cinnamon and nutmeg in the batter than the recipe called for, and we had 5 bananas that we wanted to use. And we added just a little bit of cinnamon in the frosting. Other than those few things, we followed it exactly. It made 24 regular sized muffins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great muffin recipe! The cinnamon and nutmeg add just the right flavor. I added coarsely chopped walnuts to the batter. The recipe makes about 20 regular sized muffins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love bananas and I love these banana muffins! The frosting is good too, however these muffins could easily be eaten on their own. Very moist, perfect taste of banana and the nutmeg reminds me of the Fall. I will definitely make these muffins again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beyond delicious!!! Made them to use up my mascarpone from another recipe. I omitted the nutmeg....not a fan and the nuts...allergies. Would make again, especially for a party! Recipe made 24 regular size muffins. Kids loved them! Thanks Giada!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievably delicious and moist even without the frosting! Followed the super easy recipe exactly and they turned out perfectly. Had to keep my 9 yr old son away from them. My batch made 23 regular-size muffins. Will most definitely make again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I looked up banana recipes since i had 4 over-ripe ones in my fruit basket. Giada's recipes are always good! I didn't have any cream cheese or marscapone so i made them without the frosting. The batter was enough for a batch of mini muffins too so i did some with shaved chocolate over the top, some with honey on the top and some with blueberries. They are delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Loved that it didn't need butter! Added mini choc chips for the 24 mini muffins, and regular choc chips for the full size muffins. Didn't require frosting. Might cut back the sugar a bit next time. They didn't last long. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a foolproof, easy recipe! I thought the recipe called for a lot of sugar. That is, until I made the frosting. The frosting calls for no sugar, just honey, and not too much. Put together, it creates a great balance. These were addictive and so hard to stop eating! If you are only making the muffins and not the frosting, I think you could get away with adding a bit less sugar. For the frosting, I almost skipped the mascarpone, but I'm so glad I didn't. It adds a different texture and flavor. It's subtle, but worth it. If you can't find mascarpone, no worries. Cream cheese will do. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An absolutely delicious and moist recipe for banana muffins. If you ever had trouble with recipes for banana bread, this is the one to try. I love nuts in my muffins, so I added 1/3 chopped walnuts and baked it for 22 minutes. I will definitely make this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I couldn't find mascarpone to make the frosting...so I just used cream cheese. When I was pouring the oil, I thought 1 cup seemed a bit much - but not so -the muffins come out fluffy and moist! The cinnamon and nutmeg flavors make the muffins excellent! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this without the frosting due to not having all the ingredients for it. It was yummy! It was enjoyed by all. The color seemed a little light, so I may use some brown sugar next time for the white. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are fantastic. My family really enjoyed the frosting. I added a few chocolate chips because we always enjoy them in our banana muffins. Can't wait to share them with my work group. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these muffins and they were AWESOME!!!!! I never had mascarpone cheese before and I have to say that I will be using it a lot in my cooking. Thanks Giada <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fantastic. I am a banana bread fanatic and this is exceeded all expectations. I recently made a banana loaf with this exact recipe and it was phenomenal. My whole family raved about it for days. I did not use the icing because I am not allowed to have milk, so I generously sprinkled powdered sugar on top of the still warm loaf. It was great. Definitely try this if you are looking for a foolproof banana bread recipe. Thank you Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was amazing...yummmy.. my son and i had alot of funhis.. it tasted just like the ones we buy and my family loves it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best banana muffins I've ever made. What an incredibly easy recipe. The cinnamon and nutmeg really make a difference. I added chocolate chips and skipped the frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids love them!!!! Even with no frosting! Love love love Giada recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are easy to make and amazing!! The cupcakes are light and moist, defently will make these again. Havent tried the icing, I made my own cream cheese icing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW!!!! Simply the best banana muffins I have ever made or tasted! This recipe is correct with all its measurements. Re: baking time - I just kept watching them and testing with toothpick. I didn't want them too brown on top. The icing is different and buttery! However, you can eat these plain it they will still rock (or add your own icing.. This is my go-to recipe now for banana muffins, always and forever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Changed the frosting. Added 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and cut the butter to 5 tablespoons. Completed the muffin! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made the muffins exactly as written, but skipped the frosting. Wasn't needed and from the reveiws it looks like it didn't work out for most who tried it. This is a basic, delicious banana muffin that is perfect with coffee or tea. It came out great, was easy to make (didn't have to lug out my mixer and if you use cupcake liners, clean up is a breeze. Also, I calculated the calories and they are 273/per muffin (I got 20 from the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was my first time making banana cupcakes/muffins and it was delicious! the cupcake was very soft and moist. i didn't use the mascarpone frosting due to reviews that said it was a fail although next time i'll give it a try. So, i just used a regular cream cheese frosting and it went amazing with the cupcakes! also, im probably gonna make the cinnamon just 1/4 tsp cause i don't want it to overwhelm the bananas. Lastly, there's a typo on the ingredients because it called for 1 tbsp of vanilla while on the video she only used 1 TSP of it. overall, definitely keeping and will make this recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a frosting for my mother's birthday cake (lemon with raspberry curd filling. The frosting was quite bad. The texture was great, but the taste was, quite frankly, gross. I give this recipe two stars only because the error was quite likely mine. Perhaps I shouldn't have used wildflower honey, or maybe this frosting would pair well with the muffins in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG...I just made these and they turned out delicious!!! I haven't frosted them, but they are perfect with out it!! Will defenitely make again. Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The muffins are fantastic! Great banana flavor. I only had pastry flour on hand and used it as a substitute. They turned out moist and fluffy. The frosting I have attempted to make twice. Both times were fails. The first time I felt the butter was not quite room temperature. The second time, I made sure to test all to see how soft and room temperature it was - still came out lumpy. I think the marscapone does this - will try using a basic cream cheese frosting next time - but honesty, without frosting they are still delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good. Did not have nutmeg, substituted with ginger and extra cinnamon.. SO good!! The icing was AMAZING went sooo well with the actual muffin.. Will DEFINITELY be making these again! Super easy!! However: Made 24 not 18. But that's alright : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! We substituted plain greek yogurt for the cream cheese as per other reviews. My DD was too impatient to wait for the marscapone to get to room temp, so it turned out a little lumpy. We dipped the muffin tops into the frosting mixture after letting cool only slightly and it made a perfect glaze. After we'd dipped them all once, we had plenty of frosting left and the muffins were still warm, so we dipped them again for double glazed goodness. We still had probably half of the frosting left, but found that it was just the right amount of sweetness. I don't think we would have enjoyed them nearly as much with a fully frosted top. The honey frosting would have overpowered the banana and spice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, they were moist and tasty. I thought the amount of muffins was too large, I got like 19 muffins, I live in a home of 2, I had to give muffins away to my bf's family and take some to work, a few too many for us. But a great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are fantastic. I do have a recommendation for a slightly healthier frosting, though: instead of using cream cheese, use heavy, greek-style plain (or flavored? yogurt. Yogurt is thick, rich, removes the curdles sometimes caused by the honey and is much healthier. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wasn't too crazy about the honey icing, but once you try it with the banana muffins its just the perfect combination!this is a great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are delicious! I have made these muffins many, many, many times. I followed recipe as is with no modifications. They are great with or without the frosting. They also freeze well. The recipe is Forever a Favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are fantastic! I've made them on three separate occasions and they've been a big hit. My family loves them too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty! I added a small handful of semi sweet chocolate chips and a few table spoons of wheat bran? I thought 2 cups of sugar was a ridiculous amount, so I used frozen extra ripe bananas. I zapped them in the microwave to get them really soft juicy. The extra juices made the muffin even more banana-y and that extra cup of sugar I didn't use wasn't missed at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The frosting was just the right match for the muffins. The muffins are great without the frosting too! Will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's tasty - a little different. Frosting is more like a butter/cheese spread. I don't know if my uber American family can handle the non-sweet frosting. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe! it has become a staple for me. I make them mini and freeze them for quick snacks and easy lunch box treats. the frosting is delicious but not necessary. they are yummy on their own! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't make the icing. We eat them plain and they are the best I've ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love all Giada recipes but this one is so so yummy x item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent muffin and not too sweet as some have commented. The frosting was not to our liking, I made it as is which really just tasted like butter. Then I added more cream cheese and powdered sugar not a ton, about a half cup and it was better. My suggestion make it as is and see what you think then tweak it as need be if it is not to your liking. If you love the taste of butter by itself chances are you will like it. Will definitely make the muffins again but not the frosting. I yielded 19 muffins filled to the rim, 24 minutes bake time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these over the weekend (without the frosting. They were excellent. Only had three bananas on hand and it was still great. This will be my go-to banana muffin/bread recipe from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This a wonderful recipe. My family, friends and I love these muffins. They are delicious with and without the frosting. I double the recipe so I can choose. The muffins freeze very well. After thawing I frost them. I have added toasted chopped walnuts as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins were SO yummy! I used 1/2 applesauce 1/2 oil... to make it lower in fat-turned out moist & tasty. I also added a small handful of butterscotch chips. Will definitely bake these again, can't wait to try them with the cream frosting! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous!! Even without the frosting, and in a healthier rendition: replace 1/2 of flour with whole wheat flour, replace 1/2 of oil with apple sauce. Wonderful flavor and consistency!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this cupcake. Instead of the Mascarpone Cream Frosting, I used regular cream cheese frosting and added a couple tablespoons for molasses. That was yummy too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love these. I love the frosting. They really are they best banana muffins I have ever had. Amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this today, i made muffin forms and a cake form and they came out really moist and the smell that went around the house was very aromatic and yummy. I read the reviews prior to making this recipe and i read that someone put nutella as the topping and that sounded really yummy so that made the cake taste awesome. Thanks would def make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made them....I added strawberries....awesome!!!....I'm thinking I did something wrong with the icing....soooo....not sure how I feel about that...lol.... But the strawberries are a great touch!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins were amazing! I didn't make the frosting however, they still tasted very delicious. The recipe and cook time were perfect i didn't have too change a thing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
so easy and delicious! the recipe is easy to memorize and uses only few measuring cups. i added lemon zest and juice to frosting and it was lovely. my husband is not a big fan of any kind of dessert but loved this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
most delicious and moist banana muffin recipe ever! I did not have mascarpone, so i tried using ricotta instead....not terrible, but not a good substitute due to the grittness of the ricotta. But the muffins were so good they did not even need the frosting. Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
excellent recipe - moist soft and easy ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
jUst made tHis muffins now...mUffins out from the oven in cOld weather sO good = item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so delicious! Just sweet enough with just the right amount of spices and banana flavor...they are the best banana muffins recipe I've ever made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! Easy to make great tasting. I have tried the recipe both ways with full amount of sugar and a little less sugar (because of everyone carrying on about the muffins being to sweet but I don't recommend you change the sugar unless you like really bland muffins. I will definitely make these muffins again! As a matter of fact I'm going to the kitchen to make some more right now! Thanks Giada wonderful recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try substituting Nutella for the frosting, it's a great combination and I think Giada would approve! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used sea salt for the salt because it is healthier. I used five bananas to get more banana flavor. I would use less butter next time for the frosting. I found it to taste more on the butter side than on the cream cheese side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did these without the frosting - the muffins were fantastic! They were such a big hit! I'm making them again for a shower and adding chocolate chips. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious! No need for the frosting, sweet enough without it. My family loves them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding! I did change it up a tiny bit though. I was in the mood for a snack, not a dessert, so I cut the sugar in half. I used all whole grain white wheat flour - scant cupfulls so it wouldn't be dry; by the way, keep whole wheat flour in the fridge, or else it develops a bad taste after a week or two - and added a splash of lemon juice for extra lift, since I was using the whole wheat. I didn't make the frosting because I was going to use up some leftover cream cheese icing, but I didn't even frost them, they were so good by themselves. Next time I might cut down the salt a smidge as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The muffins turned out moist and tasty! But too sweet for me. I'll definitely make this again and cut-down the amount sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME! I didn't do the icing because I was looking for something more breakfast-y and these are perfect! I followed the directions exactly and it yielded 24 equally-sized muffins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am addicted to these muffins! I eat them plain, with the mascarpone cream frosting, or with just a touch of a cream cheese icing! Giada, they are the best!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The were awesome! Before popping them into the oven we put handfuls of walnuts on each one. Delish! And super easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the best banana nut muffins that i've tried so far. I baked them right after the dinner but my husband and i still ate four of them. I made some changes though. Since i had only 3 ripe bananas, i put 2 1/4 cup of flour and 1 1/3 cup of sugar and i didn't make the icing because i didn't have mascapone cheese. This is the best recipe!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this muffin recipe...These are fabulous! Soooo yummy & easy to make. I just made them again, as this is my "go to" muffin recipe. They always come out perfectly. Thank you, Giada! I've always have good luck with your recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe so many times and my whole family just loves it! However, I usually make a "healthy" version of it by replacing all of the flour with whole wheat flour and replacing all of the oil with unsweetened applesauce. I also rarely make the frosting for two reasons - it's healthier without it, and I freeze leftover muffins so that we can pull them out as needed and have a fresh muffin in the morning! The frosting is a wonderful treat for special occasions or when you have company for breakfast, though! It's really tasty! GREAT recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins taste so AWESOME!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely amazing! They were perfectly moist on the inside and cruchy on the outside adding a little bit of poppy seeds added a nice flavor too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy to make. I did not put frosting on my muffin because I don't like to make it too sweet. The muffin itself is already sweet and just right on my taste bud. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe, Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely heavenly. Light and fluffy. I only used 1 1/4 cups of sugar because i used extremely ripe big bananas and to me they were just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are super delicious. I simplified the frosting by just mixing cream cheese with some really flavorful wild flower amber honey. Great success with the whole family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am making these as jumbo muffins instead of the smaller ones. I've just checked them in the oven and they look awesome. I made these due to all of the folks that gave it 5 stars. Thank you. What I don't understand is how so many of you made 4 or 5 changes to the recipe: switching the flour, the sweetener, taking out things and adding in others & then thinking you have made Giada's Banana muffins. No, you did not. You made your own version of banana muffins. Some of the suggestions sound good, but, be honest and say it is YOUR version, not hers. It is her name on the recipe, after all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is also a FABULOUS banana cake recipe. I used the exact recipe but cut the sugar to 1 1/3 c. (Yes, 1/ 1/3 cups and it was PLENTY sweet.) I did have extremely ripe, aka sweet - bananas, but 2 c. of sugar is way too much, even for the cupcakes.(Trust me, I'm an experienced baker) - especially if you ice the cupcakes or cake. I put the batter into two greased and floured layer cake pans. Watch the time carefully - I'm not sure exactly how long I cooked them, but as soon as a toothpick went in the center without wetness, I took them out. DO NOT OVERCOOK THESE!) I iced the cake with cream cheese frosting, with toasted walnuts btwn the layers and on the top. I'm sure the added marscapone would be delicious, I just didn't have any. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was really easy and very, very good. I was afraid it wouldn't be moist enough but it was a perfect consistency. I lessened the nutmeg since I didn't want to overpower the taste and I'm sure you could omit if you prefer. Note on the frosting, I didn't think it was enough in the middle of making it so added more cream cheese and marscapone on the fly and it was just enough to frost all my cupcakes. I used 5 overripe bananas and yielded 22 cupcakes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the "BEST" banana recipe I have ever tasted. The crowning glory is the Frosting. I exchanged powdered sugar for the honey, and added a little extra vanilla. Everyone who has tasted these said they are the best "cupcake" they have ever had. I have made them 3 times, and each time they taste even better. I also sprinkle finely chopped walnuts on top of the light and fluffy cream cheese topping. Unbelievably delicious! Nancy in Virginia item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far my favorite banana muffin recipe! I make them all the time for my family, to bring to potlucks or parties, and to give as gifts. I love the moist texture of Giada's muffins, and the banana flavor is amazing - not at all bland like some of the other recipes I've tried. It's definitely a sweet muffin, though, so if you're looking for something more along the lines of a breakfast muffin, you might want to cut down the amount of sugar and even substitute wheat germ or oats for some of the flour. I happen to love the sweetness of these; I've never bothered to frost them, but I do occasionally add semi-sweet chocolate chips for a little extra decadence. Thanks, Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only made this because I didn't have buttermilk for my favorite banana muffin recipe - but this one is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i have tasted this recepie and it is the best thing i have ever had.... Giada, this is the best thing EVER!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This might be the best banana muffin recipe I've made - and I make them a LOT! I skipped the frosting (although it does sound yummy. These muffins are sweet enough on their own. The only substitutions I made was 1 cup of honey in place of one of the cups of sugar, a splash of vanilla, and because I only had 3 bananas, I added a cup of applesauce. I did find the batter to be a bit too thick, so I added a little milk till it was the right consistency, but by far the yummiest muffins! I also pretty much always add 1/2 C to 3/4 C organic wheat bran for added fiber anytime I make muffins. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Other than using half white and half brown sugar... Unless you add more Banana for banana fans, Do NOT Change ANYTHING!!!!! Perfection at its best! OMG, SOOOOO GOOD!!!!! Even my 10 year old (picky son said "I could Live on these things"!!! This is EXACTLY what I did (mini muffins baked 10 min. and added the frosting... We are ALL licking our fingers saying "I'm in heaven" !! Super AMAZING!! I read ALL of the comments and wasn't sure what to think... goes to show. it differs depending on taste buds! If the frosting seems to buttery, use a little less butter, but try it at least once!!!!!! The muffins themselves are moist and PERFECT!! ~P.S.~ I bake and cook A LOT! Cannot rave about these enough... I wish it were my recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is the best!!! my whole family loves these my hubby always ask for these when he comes home from iraq thanks giada this is great :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Banana recipe. I made this on Sunday because I had some bananas that were ready to go bad. It was easy and they are delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried the muffins without the frosting and it was good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree we loved these too. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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