Banana and cinnamon smiley muffins

By Hope Malau
29 January 2017

Brighten someone's day with these colourful banana and cinnamon smiley muffins

Brighten someone's day with these colourful muffins.

Makes 24 Preparation time: 15 min Baking time: 20 min

  • 500 ml (2 c) flour
  • 10 ml (2 t) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 t) bicarbonate of soda
  • 7 ml (1½ t) cinnamon
  • 125 ml (½ c) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 ml (1 c) milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed


  • 230 g cream cheese
  • 60 g butter, softened
  • 60 ml (¼ c) icing sugar
  • drop of yellow food colouring
  • 2 bananas, sliced, to decorate
  • sweets to decorate

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease two muffin pans.

1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir in the caster sugar.

2. In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, milk and mashed bananas together until well blended. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and fold in. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pans and bake for 20 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Topping: Beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the icing sugar while beating and stir in the food colouring. Spread the topping over the muffins using a spoon. Make a face with banana slices and sweets.

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