Banana Muffins

by Mama Chocolate on May 18, 2012

 I had a bunch of bananas on my counter that were beyond pleasant-to-eat, (for me anyway, I like mine firm still!) so I searched through all the recipes you awesome people have been sending me and came up with this delicious Banana Muffin recipe from Amber C!

4.8 from 5 reviews

Banana Muffins

from reader Amber C.
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes, and large muffins for 25 to 30 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.


The cinnamon and vanilla are additions that Amber made, and I took her advice and added them. They were delicious! I was even able to cut the sugar back to about 1/2 cup and I didn’t notice any ill-effects. I may try them with whole wheat, or at least partial whole wheat flour next time, too!

Thanks so much for sending in this tasty recipe, Amber!

Check out my Fun with Food Friday co-hosts today,

Andrea at Adventures in All Things Food with Veggie-licious Lasagna!
(looks incredible, you NEED to check it out!) 
and Angie at A Little Inspiration with Tres Leches Cupcakes (yum!)

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Laura May 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Ooohh I love banana nut bread and have not thought to make it as a muffin. This looks simple enough and oh so mouth watering! Thanks for the idea and the recipe.
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Andrea Kruse May 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Those muffins look tasty! Thanks for posting the recipe.
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Celebrate Woman May 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I’ll try this recipe for banana muffins. I have tried so many. And this is just the way I love: to try other people’s recipes. Thank you for a lot of fun you offer here!


Sarah @ Nature's Nurture May 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

These sound (and look) amazing! I LOVE everything banana and am always looking for new recipes, so I’m pinning this! :)
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Shell Fruscione May 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Pinned these to make soon, they look amazing!
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Nicole @ Some Call It Natural May 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Yum! This looks great! I love banana bread, so I’m sure this will be a win!
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Clancy Harrison May 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm

These muffins look wonderful!!!!!!!!


Cheryl Free May 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Yum! Scott loves banana muffins — I’ll definitely have to try baking your recipe for him :)
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Holly May 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Those look delicious! I almost made muffins this morning but decide against it and now you’ve got me considering making some tonight.
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Diana Bustamante April 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

These muffins were so moist! Delicious! I added walnuts and chocolate chips. These are definitely a keeper in our house.


anna May 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I “healthified” these by replacing the butter with applesauce, the egg with egg beaters and the sugar with brown sugar Splenda for baking. I don’t like bananas at all but my hubby loves these and he can eat them while dieting.


Alix June 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Hi there. I do NOT want to come across as rude or snarky or anything, but the recipe was much healthier the way it was! Butter is great for you; fats are SO necessary to good health and healthy weight. Real, whole eggs are infinitely healthier than egg beaters, and don’t get me started on Splenda… ALL artificial sweeteners are horrid for your health. If you don’t want to use raw sugar/honey/maple syrup, check out stevia. Just trying to help. :)


Joann Rackler May 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm

I have made these twice and they have been a hit both times my only addition to this recipe has been nuts. I have used walnuts and pecans both turned out great, which ever it is a taste preference. Also I doubled the recipe both times with no problem with 6-8 bananas depending on the size.. Bon Appetit.


Ceri July 5, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Totally agree with Alix. The original recipe is healthier, the suggested additions are worse for you. I am going to try these muffins tonight though. My daughter dislikes banana bread but wants me to make banana muffins


katie July 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

wonderful! I made these muffins twice already and we eat all of them in minutes, super yummy!!


Susie Etheridge July 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Well I have my second batch of these muffins in the oven…. I really enjoy them,and appreciate the recipe, they are easy and quick to stir up, and I used sweet-n- low to equal the sugar and they were fine … :) ,may try the stevia too next time ..


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