xena is not a big fan of banana bread, but she can’t resist these muffins, which she splits open while warm and drizzles with honey. They make your house smell heavenly as they bake, according to 4chowpups, who says they’re light and delicious.

Maple-Pecan Banana Muffins

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, divided
1 cup pecans, chopped, divided
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/2 cup pecans for topping, and set aside. Combine bananas, 1/3 cup maple syrup, and 1/2 cup pecans, and set aside. Stir together eggs, oil, and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Make a well in the center, pour in egg mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Gently fold in banana mixture, then cut in with a knife until evenly incorporated. Spoon into greased muffin cups, and divide topping evenly among them. Bake for 20 minutes. Makes 15 large muffins.

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