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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:

    4.88 from 31 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.

    Want more amazing Muffin recipes? Try these Peanut Butter Banana Muffins!

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    Made mine today with gluten-free flour and they were awesome, certainly won’t last long!

    What could I substitute for egg?

    These were awesome! Took about 20 minutes for mine to bake through. And they were over mixed, but that’s baking with a toddler for you. 🙂 I added 1c chocolate chips to 2/3 of the batter. Way to much! I should have stuck with 1/2 cup. Still good though.

    Thanks for the best Banana Muffin recipe ever.

    Bananas are the key ingredient in this recipe.The size of banana various from cultivar to culitvar and also within the same cultivar depending on how much fertiliser the farmer uses on his plants Can you give an idea of the amount used, measured in cups or grams? Thank you

    Do you have the macros for these muffins

    Can you please tell me what flour to use instead of all purpose flour?
    Im in uk can only find plain flour or self raising flour .

    My family LOVED these banana muffins! I added a few semi sweet chips to them. Will definitely make this again!

    I made these 2 days in a row!!!… superrrr moist.. soft and great in taste… thanx A Lotttt for sharing this recipe..
    I made this recipe in a loaf form..
    Also made this recipe by doubling it the next day.. turned out as great!!

    These were delicious. I ate two and had to stop myself from eating another one. Family thought they were good also. I did use 1/3c of brown sugar 2/3c white sugar.

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