Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins w/Cinnamon Frosting

Does that make them cupcakes? Meh, whatever. I will eat them any time of day thankyouverymuch.


These are seriously SO good. I kept the leftover frosting just in case I need to dip into it at random for a little pick me up. Don’t judge.

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Maybe next time, I’ll just load these puppies up with more frosting so there won’t BE any leftover frosting. Yup, that sounds like a good idea. Definitely remembering that.

Let’s just cut to it and get to the recipe

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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins w/Cinnamon Frosting

for the bread

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 c plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour

for the cinnamon swirl

  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon

for the cinnamon frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/8 c butter, softened
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 3(ish) c powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin tin or line tin with paper cups.

2. Mix bananas, yogurt, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl until incorporated (can hand mix or opt for a standing mixer).

3. Add baking soda and flour and mix until incorporated. Don’t over mix!

4. In a separate bowl, mix the cinnamon and sugar. Fill the muffin tin halfway with banana mixture. Generously sprinkle (and be VERY generous) with the cinnamon/sugar. Top each muffin with the remainder of the batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Note: I accidentally forgot to set the timer on this, but that’s my estimate! Just make sure a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean

5. Let muffins cool on wire rack. While they cool, put all ingredients for frosting in a bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on high until nice and smooth.

6. Once muffins are cooled, top the shit out of them with ALL THE FROSTING.

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Haha, did you actually read the directions? I swore in one of the steps. So naughty of me.

Oh wait, there’s one more step. EAT THEM ALL.

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When I attempted to take the above picture, Reggie promptly got ahold of this one. I fought him for it and I won. And then I ate the rest of it. 

So yeah, these are kind of healthy? I used greek yogurt instead of butter and brown sugar instead of regular sugar. Yup let’s consider that a healthy swap.

Ah what the hell, let’s just call them cupcakes.


Your turn: cupcakes or muffins?

Super Sunday

Per usual, I woke up at asscrack on Sunday. And again, per usual, the dog has raided the bed. For serious, the dang dog rules the roost. I almost lost an eye with this in my face:

Oh wait, you don’t see the danger in that picture? Lemme zoom out a bit and you’ll see what I mean..

Scary paw inmyface. Grr.

Moving on. We had out Easter brunch at Canada Olympic Park. Remember- this place:

I filled up on fruit and eggs to get some healthy into my not-so healthy Easter.

Then came this plate. I don’t wanna talk about it


After we scarfed brunch, we headed over to the Calgary Zoo. Dude, there were tons of animals. I was gasping left and right because, well, large hairy animals up close and personal are kinda awesome. Enjoy the following pics















Oh wait, that’s us.

And that’s a dinosaur. (to my fellow Americans: no that’s not a real dinosaur. They don’t exist in Canada either. Wah wah)




Haha, I ate one of them the night before!

To clarify: that’s a Grizzly Bear butt.

Since the penguin exhibit was new, we had to wait in line for about an hour to see them. It was cool though, one ended up splashing us- that’s how close we got. Our total tour of the zoo took about 3 1/2 hours- a nice long walk to diffuse the monsterous brunch from earlier.

When we got home, we watched the 6th Harry Potter movie (argh, enough already!) and had Easter dinner with Joe, Twyla and her brother. I forgot to take pics of the food (I’m sure it just creeps people out anyway. Tyler is used to it by now) and I threw together these for dessert

They’re homemade honey cupcakes with buttercream icing, toasted coconut and Cadbury mini eggs.

I seriously need to go on a diet now.