the best banana muffins

The Best Banana Muffins

This deliciously tender banana muffins recipe is so easy to make! It’s our go-to recipe for the perfect, moist muffin!

Is there anyone out there that doesn’t love a banana baked goodie? Banana treats are among my favourites and banana bread and muffins top the list as the absolute best way to use up bananas.

I get super excited when we get spotty, overripe bananas around here. It doesn’t happen often enough, as far as I am concerned! But when it happens, you can bet banana muffins or bread are in our near future! There is something so cozy and comforting about a banana baked good and I am always – ALWAYS – up for it!

I have tried many banana muffin recipes in the past, but none compare to this one! After recipe testing and tweaking my favourite banana recipe I finally achieved what I think is the best banana muffin (and banana bread too as I use this recipe to make banana bread). The right amount of sweetness and the perfect banana flavour- perfection, you guys!

How to make the BEST banana muffins!

This recipe is easy to make and comes together in one bowl, because why wash multiple bowls when you can wash one? To make these muffins, you will need:

  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat pastry flour or a combination of both)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional Toppings

  • 1 banana, sliced into medallions

Other optional mix-ins:

  • chopped walnuts
  • chocolate chips

To start, preheat the oven to 350F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners or lightly grease a silicon muffin tray.

In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Then add all of the remaining ingredients together until well combined.

Scoop into the muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full. Top with sliced banana slices (optional). Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack.

That’s it! Easy, right?

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!!

Bon appetit!

-Cathy

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The Best Banana Muffins

Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat pastry flour or a combination of both)

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Optional Toppings:
  • 1 banana, sliced into medallions

  • Other optional mix-ins:
  • chopped walnuts

  • chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners or lightly grease a silicon muffin tray.
  • In a large bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Then add all of the remaining ingredients together until well combined.
  • Scoop into the muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full. Top with sliced banana slices (optional). Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack.
 

2 Comments

  1. My husband loved these banana muffins! I added chocolate chips to half of my batch and it was a hit. It’s also super easy to make and I love that it can all be done in one bowl (less clean-up yay!)

     

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