Banana Muffins

Use the brown bananas on your counter to make moist and flavorful Banana Muffins! Your whole family will love these as a quick breakfast or a snack on the go. This is the best banana muffin recipe!

Banana Muffins

Easy Banana Muffins

I love bananas! They’re such an easy grab-and-go snack, they don’t require any peeling or cutting, and they taste great. Sometimes I overestimate how many bananas my family will eat in a week, though! Don’t you hate that? Watching bananas slowly turn brown on the counter is a bummer…UNLESS you have a good banana bread or banana muffin recipe up your sleeve!

This Banana Muffin recipe is a great way to use those browning bananas on your counter. They’re also super speedy to make. In about 30 minutes, you could have warm Banana Muffins! And as a bonus? Your kitchen will smell simply amazing.

Brown Bananas

You want to use BROWN bananas for baking. If your bananas only have a few brown spots, let them ripen for a little longer. The browner the better because the bananas will be riper and more sweet. Once the bananas are mostly brown and soft, your bananas will mix perfectly and effortlessly into this muffin recipe.

Banana Muffin Recipe

How to Make Banana Muffins

You are going to love these banana muffins because they are super easy to make and made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. You don’t need a mixer for this recipe. I like to mix by hand to make sure the ingredients are over mixed. If you over mix the ingredients, your muffins will turn out tough and not get a good rise.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Make sure your ripe bananas are mashed well, I like to use a fork to mash bananas. Combine the mashed bananas, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix. Divide the muffin batter evenly among the muffin cups. I like to use an ice cream scoop.
  • Sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Banana Muffin Variations

If you want to mix things up you can add 1 cup of the following ingredients to your banana muffin batter. After you mix the wet and dry ingredients together, fold in your choice of mix ins.

  • chopped walnuts
  • chopped pecans
  • chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • shredded coconut

How to Store Banana Muffins

First of all, you should enjoy a banana muffin right out of the oven! Slathering it with butter or peanut butter, my personal favorite, makes it even better. After the muffins have cooled completely, store them on the counter for up to three days.

I like to store muffins under a glass dome on the counter so they are covered but there isn’t too much moisture. You can also store them in an airtight container that is lined with paper towels, which will help absorb some of the moisture so the muffins don’t get too soggy.

You can also freeze banana muffins! Place the cooled muffins in a freezer bag or container and freeze for up to 2 months. Let thaw at room temperature or reheat in the microwave. This is a great way to always have a breakfast on the go ready! They also make excellent snacks. Kids and adults love these banana muffins! I love putting banana muffins in Caleb’s lunch, always a special surprise!

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Easy Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins

Use the brown bananas on your counter to make moist and flavorful Banana Muffins! Your whole family will love these as a quick breakfast or a snack on the go. This is the best banana muffin recipe!
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (3 medium ripe bananas)
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on muffins

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to divide the muffin batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake the muffins for 20 minutes or until the tops are set and a toothpick comes out clean when entered into the center of a muffin.
  • Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove from the pan and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 225mg, Potassium: 169mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 290IU, Vitamin C: 1.7mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 1.2mg
Keywords banana, easy, homemade

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for including the nutritional information with your recipes. My husband is a prediabetic plus a heart & stroke patient so I have to track everything for his meals very carefully. He has a sweet tooth, so he is allowed an occasional sweet treat to keep him from being deprived.

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe!!

    I add:
    peanut butter chips
    Yogurt instead of baking soda
    1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

    It’s literally the best muffins you’ve ever tasted!

  3. I’ve made these a few times and absolutely love them (I add chocolate chips). Today, I started making them, and then realized my bananas were past ripe:p so I decided to try the exact recipe with 1 cup of applesauce instead of bananas that I didn’t have, and they turned out fantastic! I didn’t want to throw everything away so I figured I might as well try and it worked out for the best!;)

  4. 5 stars
    We love this recipe, but I wanted to make it egg free so my younger son could eat them. I used 4 tablespoons water + 4 teaspoons baking powder + 2 teaspoons vegetable oil = 2 large eggs. Turned out great!

  5. Just made these and they are already gone! The kids, my husband, the grandma’s and I love them. Thank you for the perfectly tasting, easy recipe.