The Best Banana Muffin Recipe

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My kids love banana muffins. We eat them at least once a week or whenever we have bananas reaching their peak ripeness. I tried multiple varieties of this banana muffin recipe. Nothing worked! Some were too complicated with strange ingredients. Others didn’t taste like a banana – isn’t that the point?

After what seemed like eternity, this banana muffin recipe appeared. The angels and heavens sang, along with the praises from my children. Now, we have banana muffins a few times a week. I typically buy four to five pounds of bananas every two weeks, with muffins and smoothies in mind.

So, here is our ultimate banana muffin recipe.

Ingredients: Makes 12 Muffins

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Mash up all of the bananas. It’s ok if you have chunks! They end up being some of the best parts.
  3. Next, Mix in the egg and sugar.
  4. Add in the baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. I’m a huge cinnamon fan, so I typically up it to 1 teaspoon.
  5. Pour in the melted butter.
  6. Mix in the flour. I do it 1/2 cup at a time to ensure it is fully mixed.
  7. Grease the muffin pan, then divide the batter equally into each muffin. You will get exactly 12 muffins. I use a 1/4 c. measuring cup to divide out the batter.
  8. Finally, Bake the muffins for 20 minutes. Eat immediately!

Best of all, you can add chocolate chips if you want! My kids love that. Before I divide the batter, I add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Nothing else needs to be different. Now, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! If you were looking for other ways to use your ripe bananas, check out my favorite ways!

Did you try this recipe? If so, let me know what you think!

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35 thoughts on “The Best Banana Muffin Recipe

  1. Yep looks like the recipe I have been using for years. My mother even use to make this all the time. Never fails.

  2. Banana muffins are my favorite! I am always trying every banana muffin recipe I can find, haha. So, Iโ€™ll be trying this one Saturday morning.

  3. I literally just told my husband and coworkers that I was going to make banana bread soon, but banana muffins sound so much better! Thanks for sharing- this recipe looks simple and so delicious!

    1. The best thing about muffins is that they bake in 20 minutes, so you don’t have to wait for an hour or so like you do with banana bread.

  4. Perfect, I am so thankful that women like you who are good at refining recipes, take the time to share them with me. I pinned this and will definitely use this recipe soon.

    1. You are just too kind! My kids tasted a dozen different recipes, not that they complained!

  5. Oh man, this sounds AMAZING! I’ve always loved banana bread, but I don’t think I’ve ever made or tried banana muffins before. Definitely going to try these out ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love banana bread, but it takes so much longer to bake. If I don’t have anything to do, I make bread, but muffins can be made in less than 30 minutes start to finish.

  6. Yummm! This sounds deeelish! I’m going to have to try these this week! I may even add chocolate chips to mine ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Chocolate chips are my kids’ favorite addition. I like extra cinnamon. Raisins are delicious too!

  7. These sound delicious! I am 22 weeks pregnant and muffins have been a craving of mine, I might just have to try these! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  8. Chocolate chips are my favorite add in to pretty much every kind of muffin or sweet bread. Your recipe looks perfect — I’m going to try it right now! I bought way too many bananas this week ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I always overbuy bananas, but they are so versatile. My kids love chocolate chips in the muffins. I like them with them as well or just extra cinnamon. I’m a cinnamon freak!

  9. Banana muffins or banana bread are one of my favorite things on earth. These look like a more classic recipe. Which is even better!!!

    1. It definitely is more of a classic recipe. Some use stuff like coconut oil or applesauce in replace of butter, but I like simple and straightforward.

  10. Great recipe! Banana muffins are my go-to breakfast for my kids. Do you think you could substitute the sugar here with honey, for example?

    1. You might be able to substitute, but it will throw off the dry ingredients. It might need more flour to compensate.

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