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. If you love this recipe try my Banana Cake and Cream Cheese Banana Bread!

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!

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

What Makes These the Best Banana Muffins?

  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!

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!

How to Store Muffins

There are a few ways to properly store muffins.

  • Room Temperature: Because they are best enjoyed at room temperature, this is usually the recommended way to storing. I use a larger sealable plastic bag or an airtight container to store the muffins in a single layer. Some folks recommend adding a piece of paper towel to the bottom so that it will soak up any condensation. If your muffins are properly cooled before storing, this may not be necessary. However, if I am using an airtight container, I will often add a piece of bread to the container, torn in half, and fit in between the muffins. The bread will soak up moisture as well. Best enjoyed within 2-3 days.
  • Refrigerator: (Refrigeration, in general, dries out baked goods faster so a typical muffin recipe shouldn’t be refrigerated.) Place in a sealable plastic bag or airtight container and then place into the refrigerator. They should keep for up to 5 days. To reheat, remove from refrigerator pop into the microwave for 10 seconds or just allow muffin to come to room temperature naturally, about 15 minutes.
  • Freezer: Place cooled muffins into a freezer-safe sealable plastic bag or a freezer-safe airtight container and pack as closely as possible without crushing. Remove as much air as possible. Label with date and recipe name.

How to Reheat Frozen Muffins

Remove muffin from the freezer and allow to come to room temperature overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter for a couple of hours.

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

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
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. 

Ingredients

  • cup (80 g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup (165 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups (186 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Melt butter and set aside to slightly cool.
  • In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. (You can use up to 5 regular-size bananas or 6 small bananas in this recipe.)
  • Add butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until ingredients are JUST incorporated. (Be careful not to overmix)
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of batter to muffin pan lined with cupcake liners. (This is about ⅔ full)
  • 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.
  • Remove muffins from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Reader Comments

  1. Loved loved love… It reminded me of a banana cake my grandmother used to make… Love these muffin they were super soft and taste delicious. Thank you so much for sharing ❤

  2. Love these! I do have to say that I have become an “ I am baker” snob. When I need a recipe I don’t even check any other recipes but yours. I have loved very recipe that I have tried. Thank you.

  3. You are indeed a very good baker! Loved these muffins! I only had crunchy peanut butter and regular whole milk but it worked just fine. Of course half the pan was sprinkled with mini chocolate chips and I have promptly eaten 2 of those first b4 anyone else. Also they are beautiful! Puffed up nicely, slightly browned on top. A very good recipe! I will be making these again. Thank you so much.

  4. I made it with nuts and I love it 😋
    If I want to use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar is the measurement still the same?

  5. These are the BEST banana muffins! So moist and full of banana flavor. I make these every time I have ripe bananas to use.

  6. These banana muffins are so good ! My family loves these muffins.

    I decided to mix things up a bit today and used melted coconut oil instead of butter; added 1/4 c cocoa, reduced the flour to 1 1/4 c; and added 1/2 c toasted coconut. After the muffins were cool, I spooned a coconut glaze over the top and sprinkled some toasted coconut on top. 😋 These are a winner!

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