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  • The Best Banana Muffins

    filed under: Muffins on January 20, 2018

    The purest, organic, delicious flavor of banana makes this the BEST Banana Muffin I have ever had! The secret to this recipe is DOUBLE the normal amount of banana. 

    Easy Banana Muffins

    Easy Banana Muffins

    Creating the perfect Banana Muffin became my mission, and I think I have finally developed a recipe that puts all others to shame! It comes together quickly, doesn’t require any special tools or equipment, and it by far the most delicious banana muffin you will ever have!

    To Make These You will Need:


    banana muffins recipe (below)

    2 muffin pans (this recipe makes 18 total muffins so a 12-muffin pan and a 6-muffin pan will work)

    cupcake liners

    Seriously the BEST banana muffins you will ever have! Reader tested and approved!


    What makes this moist banana muffin better than any other?

    1. The method. It is one bowl (which is great!) but once I added the dry ingredients to the wet I mixed until JUST combined. This ended up being about 15 turns with the spatula. Not over-mixing the ingredients allows these muffins to bake up beautifully and create the perfect texture!
    2. NO CINNAMON. I love cinnamon in banana bread, but for some reason, banana muffins taste so much better without it! The pure flavor of the banana really shines through. These muffins melt in your mouth!

    Moist Banana Muffins!

    These banana muffins are so good they could almost be called a Banana Cupcake!

    Tips, Tricks, Variations

    How long do cook a banana muffin? This recipe was developed for a standard muffin pan and I baked them for about 15 minutes. What you want to look for in a perfectly baked banana muffin is that the center no longer appears wet.

    Can you make these into banana nut muffins? Absolutely! Just add about 1 cup of the nut of your choice. Some folks prefer chopped pecans and some folks prefer chopped walnuts. Both work well in a banana nut muffin!

    Can you make these gluten-free banana muffins? Some companies offer a gluten-free flour that you can use interchangeably with all-purpose flour. You can use 1 1/2 cups of gluten free flour in this recipe, but the texture does change slightly. They are not as light as a full gluten muffin, but still delicious.

    I left out one very traditional ingredient in these muffins... and the result was the PERFECT Banana Muffin!

    Check out this fun video on how I made these:

    4.82 from 16 votes
    I left out one very traditional ingredient in these muffins... and the result was the PERFECT Banana Muffin!
    Banana Muffins
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    16 mins
    Total Time
    26 mins
    Servings: 18 muffins
    Author: Amanda
    • 1/3 c (80g) butter, melted
    • 4 large ripe bananas mashed
    • 3/4 c (165g) granulated sugar
    • 1 egg room temperature
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 1/2 c (186g) all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Melt butter and set aside to slightly cool.
    3. In a large bowl, mash banana's with a fork. (You can use up the 5 regular size banana's or 6 small banana's in this recipe.)

    4. Add butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
    5. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until ingredients are JUST incorporated. (Be careful not to overmix)
    6. Add 2-3 tablespoons of batter to muffin pan lined with cupcake liners. (This is about 2/3 full)
    7. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until center of muffin springs back when touched and center no longer appears wet. Be careful to not bake muffins for too long - you do not want burnt edges.
    8. Remove muffins from oven and let sit for a few minutes before serving.

    Recipe adapted from Banana Muffins with Vanilla Glaze which was originally adapted from Simply Recipes.

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    Excellent recipe!

    I love these muffins! I’ve made them 3 times now, making a double batch this time and adding strawberries to 1/2.

    I my wife and I love your recipes!!!
    Please keep them coming!!!!

    Can you pour this in a loaf pan instead of using a muffin pan?

    Can’t wait to try this one. All the various goodies I can add in. Yum

    Has anyone tried this with whole wheat or white whole wheat? I may give it a whirl and do half of the flour with one of those and the other half with a-p. I find that doing it that way doesn’t ruin the integrity like straight ww sometimes can. Anyway, can’t wait to make these. They look delicious!!!

    This Banana Muffin recipe is THE BEST I’ve ever made. Followed the recipe to a “T”. Husband loved them. Ate almost the whole batch by himself. I gave some to friends and they asked for the recipe. They are not only very tasty but also healthier with less sugar.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    I like so much

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