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Quick & Easy Banana Muffins Recipe

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This quick & easy banana muffins recipe can be whipped up in no time with minimum effort and maximum flavor! When you want a sweet treat, you can’t go wrong with these homemade banana muffins.

Easy banana muffins stacked on top of each other.

Banana muffins get made almost weekly in our house. They are super tasty and are a great way to use up all of those bananas that are about to go bad on your kitchen counter! I love to make a batch to eat on for breakfast during the week, or even to eat as a dessert later on! This quick and easy banana muffins recipe is by far my favorite, so much so that I know it by heart. With only a few ingredients, you will have soft, sweet, delicious banana muffins in less than 30 minutes. Added bonus? If you have littles at home, this is a great way to sneak some extra fruit into their day, and they won’t even notice!

You will love how simple this banana muffins recipe is to make. You can make it the night before to enjoy for breakfast the next day, or even make them in the morning and get ready while they are baking! To make these easy banana muffins, you only need a few ingredients, and you probably already have them all in your kitchen. You will need flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and, of course, bananas to make these muffins. To start, whisk together your butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and mashed banana. Next, add in your dry ingredients. Once that is done, put the mixture into your prepared muffin tin. That’s all that there is to do! See? Easy, peasy! Pop the homemade banana muffins into the oven for 16-20 minutes, and they will be ready for you and your family to enjoy!

Why You’ll Love This Banana Muffins Recipe

  • These tasty muffins are a great way to use the rest of your bananas before they go bad. 
  • Both kids and adults will love these homemade banana muffins. It’s a great way to sneak some fruit into your day without realizing it!
  • These quick banana muffins are simple to make and are packed with delicious flavor.
  • These banana muffins are soft, moist, and delicious!
  • The banana muffins recipe is super simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients For Your Easy Banana Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas

How to Make Your Quick Banana Muffins

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F line a 12-count muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and mashed banana until fully combined.

Step 3: Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt until combined. Don’t over-mix the batter.

Step 4: Evenly distribute the batter between all 12 liners in the muffin pan.

Step 5: Bake in a preheated oven for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

banana muffins on a serving tray with a banana in the top right corner

What to Serve/Pair with Your Easy Banana Muffins

You can enjoy these muffins plain, or you can slice them open and add some butter. This gives them the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors! For some extra sweetness, you can add a drizzle of honey on top of your banana muffin. To make this a more filling breakfast, pair these homemade banana muffins with yogurt and fruit. For some added crunch, pair your banana muffin with a side of crunchy granola.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

If you want to turn these banana muffins into banana nut muffins, add a handful of chopped walnuts into the batter, or simply sprinkle a few on top before they go into the oven. You can also add chocolate chips into the mixture. If you’re a fan of peanut butter bananas, add some peanut butter chips into the mix!

Storage & Leftovers

Allow any leftover banana muffins to cool completely before storing them. They can be stored in an air-tight container or individually wrapped in tightly sealed plastic wrap. Store leftover muffins in the fridge. You can also freeze muffins! Make sure they are completely sealed before popping them in the freezer. Thaw them in the fridge overnight before you are ready to eat them.

FAQs

Why do I have to use ripe bananas for this banana muffin recipe?

Once bananas ripen, they have a sweeter flavor, which is perfect for baking. They are also much easier to mash and add into a mixture!

Do I have to line the pan with liners or can I just use non-stick spray?

I recommend doing liners, but you can do it either way. If you do opt for the spray, just make sure that you’ve gotten the bottom really well – sometimes they stick to the edges.

Can I use frozen bananas for this banana muffin recipe?

Sure! Just make sure that they are thawed before you use them. Frozen bananas would be tricky to mash and may not bake well before they are thawed.

close up shot of banana muffins

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Easy banana muffins stacked on top of each other.

This Quick & Easy Banana Muffins Recipe

April King
This quick & easy banana muffins recipe can be whipped up in no time with minimum effort and maximum flavor! When you want a sweet treat, you can’t go wrong with these homemade banana muffins.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp.. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a 12-count muffin pan with muffin liners and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and mashed banana until fully combined.
  • Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt until just combined. Don't over mix the batter.
  • Evenly distribute the batter between all 12 liners in the muffin pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Keyword Banana Muffins
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