Banana Muffins

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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!

Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
12

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (3 medium ripe bananas)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar, for sprinkling on muffins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to divide the muffin batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with turbinado sugar.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 Facts
Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 225mg9%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords

banana, easy, homemade

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I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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