Pure maple syrup in this recipe is the perfect combination with the bananas. I added chopped walnuts to the muffin mix as well as on the top of the icing. The muffins are even good without the icing but the creamed butter and syrup adds even more maple flavor. I know the recipe says cupcakes but the texture is more like that of a muffin so I’m calling it “Maple Banana Muffins”. Enjoy!