Cinnamon Sugar Banana Muffins



  • 3 medium overripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place 15 silicone muffin cups onto a baking sheet (or spray, bottoms only, of a large muffin tin.
  2. In medium bowl whisk together the sugar, applesauce, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Mash bananas in a small bowl, then add to the sugar and egg mixture, whisking until well combined.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling each one almost to the top.
  7. Bake about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and muffins are golden and rounded on top.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, then remove silicone muffin cups (if using).
  9. Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  10. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  11. Dip muffin tops into the melted butter, then into cinnamon and sugar mixture, then serve.

The original recipe for these amazing muffins can be found here.

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