Banana Muffin Recipe

I’ve had kind of an abundance of brown bananas lately, I buy a bunch eat a couple, then forget about them.  When it comes to brown banana recipes , muffins are an easy way to go.  I prefer mini muffins because a whole muffin is often more than I want to eat.  I decided a couple days ago to try making my own banana muffin recipe.

It’s always a little nerve wracking to create a baking recipe from scratch.  There’s a lot of science in baking, and I honestly haven’t studied it much, so my method is usually trial and error.  Fortunately, these muffins turned out perfectly on the first try!

A lot of baking I do uses the giant mixer I got as a bridal shower gift from my mother in law.  That was such an awesome gift and I think of her whenever I use it!  But I know not everyone can afford such an expensive kitchen gadget.  That’s why I love posting recipes like this that don’t require one.

The bananas are easily mushed up with a spoon, and everything mixes right in.  Just make sure to use soft brown or black bananas, and you will end up with incredible moist muffins.  Another great thing about these muffins is that they’re pretty low fat.  There’s only a little butter and sugar split between 24 mini muffins.  You can totally eat two!

Best of all, these are ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes, so you can surprise your family with them for breakfast in the morning!  Eric loves muffins and was SO excited when he came home from work and I popped one in his mouth.  They’re a perfect snack, dessert, or hostess gift, but be careful because they can be totally addicting!

Banana Muffins

makes 24 mini muffins


2 brown bananas
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3 TBS melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup flour
additional butter softened


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel the bananas (use the peels for compost!) and mush the bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add sugar, egg, and butter and mix well.

Stir in baking soda, powder, salt and flour.  Mix well (I used a fork).

Use the softened butter to grease the cups of a mini muffin tin.  Fill 3/4 full with batter and bake 13-15 minutes, until just golden.

Turn the muffins out onto a cooling rack.  If cooking in batches and reusing a pan, let cool and grease with more butter.

Approximate cost/serving:  I can get brown bananas for 10 cents each at our local grocer!  That means this only costs me $1.20 to make, or just 5 cents a muffin!!!

Vegetarian: There is butter and an egg so it’s not vegan, but definitely meatless!

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12 Responses to “Banana Muffin Recipe”

  1. jenn
    February 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m bananas for banana muffins. I always have some ripe ones ready for baking around the house.

  2. Sarah- A Beach Home Companion
    February 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Besides a daquiri, there’s no better use for brown bananas than a muffin. And so easy! Only one thing–I have to have chocolate chips in mine. :)

  3. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction
    February 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    Yum! Your muffins look great… And, I always seem to have brown bananas on hand.

  4. Erica
    February 26, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    They look delicious! I love banana recipes….. :)

  5. Bethany
    February 27, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    So this morning Jake got up and used our two brown bananas to bake your muffins! So yummy. In Jake’s words “the best muffins I’ve ever had”. We used whole wheat flour and they were still super moist.

  6. Jen
    March 18, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Just had to say that i made these muffins and they were delicious! i took a few liberties (i had some extra strawberries and blueberries lying around so i threw them in, plus i added chocolate chips, just…because they make everything taste better. also i don’ t have a mini muffin pan so mine were regular size). but i love that they are so low in sugar and yet still tasted very sweet because of the banana. my 4-year-old loved helping to make them and was sad when they were all gone :)

  7. Wei-Wei
    May 4, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    I just made these yesterday! They’re delicious! :D This will be my go-to recipe for banana muffins from now on. Thanks! :D


  8. Meg
    January 4, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    These are great! I added some cinnamon and sprinkled some turbinado sugar on top, will definitely be making these again, thank you!


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