Honey Glistened Banana Bread Muffins

Vickie Parks


I had some extra bananas to use and wanted to create a new recipe for Mother's Day Brunch that was a step above than the usual breakfast muffin. I combined the best elements of our favorite Banana Bread and sweet bread recipes, and I came up with a great muffin recipe that'll be perfect for Mother's Day brunch. The banana liqueur adds a little extra touch for mom! These will be perfect, all stacked so nicely in our bread basket with Grandma's handmade basket liner, and taking a prominent place in the center of the buffet table.

I hope you enjoy these Honey-Glistened Banana Bread Muffins


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 3/4 cup
    granulated sugar (white sugar)
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, very soft
  • 2 large
  • 3 medium
    bananas, ripe and soft but still yellow - mashed (i left some small chunks, but you can mash as fine as you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped macadamia nuts (or chopped walnuts)
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup
  • 2 Tbsp
    banana liqueur

How to Make Honey Glistened Banana Bread Muffins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175 °C). Place 12 paper liners in a regular-size muffin tin, or generously butter sides and bottoms of 12 muffin cups of a muffin tin.
  2. In a large bowl, use electric mixer to beat together the sugar, applesauce, softened butter, and egg for about 1 minute or until creamy and light yellow. Beat in bananas and nuts. Add flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla and cinnamon, and beat until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Spoon the batter into the paper liners to just before batter reaches tops of the paper liners (for tall, lofty mounded muffins). Slide the back of a large spoon over the batter to form a smooth surface.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the honey and banana liqueur until well blended. Drizzle about a teaspoon of the spiked honey in a thin line (in a random pattern) across the surface of the batter.
  5. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. While muffins are still piping hot from the oven, brush some of the remaining spiked honey on top (optional). Set muffins aside to cool completely and to allow brushed-on honey glaze to "set" a bit.

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About Honey Glistened Banana Bread Muffins

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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