Banana Muffins


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Banana Muffins are the perfect go to recipe for ripe bananas (along with a moist tender Banana Bread Recipe of course)! Nothing says homemade goodness and “made with love” like freshly baked muffins from the oven.

Need a quick way to get the kids out of bed on a school day? Or a reason to surprise a friend? These easy banana muffins come together in a pinch with ingredients you probably already have!

Banana muffins in a basket - the perfect breakfast

Best Banana Muffin Recipe

Those bananas that are slowly turning brown on the counter are becoming dark, spotty and kind of ugly. This means they have also reached their peak of sweetness for this muffin recipe! If you don’t have time to make banana nut muffins today, simply peel them and freeze until you are ready to bake.

Most banana recipes (like our favorite Chocolate Banana Bread) are perfect for making ahead of time and freezing including these banana bread muffins. 

Fresh baked banana muffins in a baking dish.

How to Make Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are perfectly tender, full of flavor and easy to make. While they are so simple to make, these banana muffins are loaded with flavor.

    • Mix the dry ingredients first
    • Make a well in the center and add wet ingredients.
    • Mix until just moistened (lumps are ok, overmixing causes dry tough muffins).
    • Bake and serve warm.

This is one of the best muffin recipes because you can add toasted nuts, blueberries, cranberries or even chocolate chips to make these into banana chocolate chip muffins!

Gently fold everything together and scoop into lined muffin wells.

Banana muffin batter in muffin liners in a silver muffin tin.

How Long to Bake Banana Muffins

This recipe makes 10 medium sized muffins, 6 Texas-sized muffins or 18 mini muffins. Along with not over mixing of course the best muffins should not be overcooked.

      • Cook regular muffins for 18-20 minutes.
      • Cook mini muffins for 11-13 minutes.
      • Cook texas muffins 20-24 for minutes.

Check the muffins at the lower end of the cook time. I press on the muffin and if it pops back up (without leaving an indent) the muffins should be done. Alternatively, a toothpick inserted into the muffin should come out clean.

A banana muffin on a wooden cutting board with more muffins behind it.

How to Freeze Banana Muffins

These easy banana muffins are a staple in our house and perfect for any day of the week. Even better, we make them ahead of time or on the weekends and then freeze them for lunches and snacks.

Banana muffins can be frozen and stored in a freezer bag or air tight container for up to 2 months.

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Banana Muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Holly
Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Nothing says homemade goodness like freshly baked banana muffins. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas about 3
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine bananas, brown sugar, white sugar, beaten egg, vanilla and melted butter.

  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. Mix just until moistened. (Do not overmix)
  5. Divide batter evenly over 10 muffin wells.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 217, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 257mg, Potassium: 154mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 6.4%, Vitamin C: 2.4%, Calcium: 3.1%, Iron: 6%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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