Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
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Got some overripe bananas? I have a great use for them: banana bread muffins! These delicious breakfast muffins are basically a banana bread in a muffin form. This easy recipe combines fresh ripe bananas with butter, sugar, egg and flour to bake into an amazing-smelling tender and moist banana muffin – what a great way to start your day!
If you ever throw out bananas that have turned splotchy brown, you must print out this recipe, Pin it and save it to your phone! By not using up those bananas, you are missing out on such delicious breakfast. Who needs to eat boring cereal for breakfast when you can have freshly baked homemade banana bread muffins? Instead of going to waste, these overripe bananas can be turned into gourmet muffins – with very little effort!
Even if you don’t normally bake, it is very easy to make banana bread muffins. Everything is mixed in one dish, and if you don’t own a mixer you can just use the fork to whisk all the ingredients :) This recipe is virtually foolproof, and even the novice cook can make these muffins with ease.
After you taste these banana bread muffins, you will buy too many bananas next time you go to the grocery store, just so you can have an excuse to make another batch of these tasty muffins – someone’s got to use up those overripe bananas, you know ;) This recipe makes 12 huge bakery-style banana bread muffins. Their texture is moist and tender, and the taste is sweet, rich and full of banana flavor!
These delicious muffins have an amazing deep banana taste! This easy recipe uses up the whole 3 bananas! I’ve seen some banana muffin recipes that use just 1 banana – what kind of banana muffin is that? My recipe is the real deal – with 3 bananas in a batch of 12 muffins I guarantee you’ll get that banana flavor that you are looking for!
Did you know that you can easily freeze muffins to enjoy them for breakfast every morning? To freeze these banana bread muffins, just take them out of the muffin tin, put on a plate in a freezer for 1 hour, then transfer to large freezer bag. Thaw the muffins overnight on the counter, and they’ll be ready for you for breakfast!
Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 large bananas mashed
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp butter
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Spray a non-stick muffin tin (12 regular size muffins) with a cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups.
- Put the butter in a microwave-safe dish, and cook in a microwave on Low (or Defrost) for 2 minutes, or until melted.
- Put bananas in a large bowl and mash them with a fork.
- Add the egg and sugar to the bananas and mix until smooth.
- Add butter to the banana mixture and mix until smooth.
- Add flour to the banana mixture and sprinkle with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Mix the dry ingredients with banana mixture until smooth.
- Divide the muffin mixture between the 12 muffin cups.
- Put in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
- Let the banana bread muffins cool for 20 minute before removing from the muffin tin.
I always seem to have overripe bananas hanging around, this is the perfect use for them! And what a great idea freezing them, with just my husband and I we can not (SHOULD NOT) ever finish 12 muffins before they go bad :) Happy New Year Melanie!
LOL I could probably eat all 12 banana muffins in one sitting :) Yeah, let’s lock’em up in the freezer before we are too many at a time!
It’s been far too long since I’ve had banana bread! These sound so good! And yes to freezing muffins – I love doing that!
You can make banana bread using this recipe too, just put in a loaf pan and bake a little longer. Making it in the form of a muffin makes a better excuse for me to eat it for breakfast :)
I love banana bread, so I’m sure I would really enjoy these muffins! Like the tip for freezing the muffins. Maybe that way I won’t be tempted to eat the entire batch! Can’t wait to give the recipe a try! ;)
Thanks Jess! I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know how they turned out!
I just adore any baked goods with bananas. I so want to try one of your banana muffins for breakfast. Will have to buy extra bananas :-) Happy New Year to you and your family!
Yes, and these muffins are always a great way to use up those extra bananas ;) Happy New Year to you too!
I have a weird addiction to banana bread, so these muffins are totally calling my name! Anytime you can turn one of my favorite things into a miniature form, I swoon! These are all sorts of delicious looking! Cheers and thanks for sharing the YUM!! :)
Thanks, Cheyanne! These banana muffins are so addictive, I just can’t stop eating them!
This is so perfect for breakfast! Yum!
I love having these banana muffins for breakfast!
Banana muffins are always a hit and a perfect way to start the day. We’re so funny about bananas, really only like them when they’re just slightly green. So I can never have enough banana recipes!
So the time window in which you like your bananas is very small :) They won’t stay slightly green for long, therefore you NEED this banana muffins recipe :)
I love banana bread and I totally have a bunch of bananas turning ripe (too much so!) right now! I would love to grab and go with a banana muffin on the way to work!
Grab and go breakfast is always a winner!
Such a genius recipe!! Looks so good!
Thanks Ami! I’d say not quite genius, but pretty darn good ;)
they turned out such an amazing colour :)
Thanks Tandy! Yes, the color’s nice, and so is the size – I’d love to bite into one right now, but unfortunately I don’t have any left :)
I would definitely get up early during the holidays for one of these! They look so tempting and I can almost smell them from here! :D
They smell great! What could be better than a smell of homemade muffins baking in your oven?
What a delicious way to start the day! I would love to try your banana muffins, Melanie!
Give this recipe a try, Allie! Hope you enjoy them!
I love banana bread, so of course these muffins would be right up there on my list, too. I wish I had one of these for breakfast with my cup of coffee right now. Yum!
Coffee with a baked goodie is my favorite kind of breakfast!
Hi Melanie! I think I can smell these banana muffins baking! Love to make and eat all kinds of banana baked goods. Your muffins have the best wide, domed tops. I’m inspired to reserve some bananas to bake a batch soon. : )
I love large muffins like these, with a true “muffin top”!
The question is, when do I NOT have overripe bananas in my kitchen? Thanks for a great way to make them into a perfect treat!
Thanks Kate! It truly is a great way to use up those overripe bananas! These muffins make a perfect breakfast (if there are any left before breakfast time).
These look flavorful and delicious! Need to try them!
Thanks Mira! Give these banana muffins a try, hope you enjoy them!
I am captivated by how fluffy they are! It’s been too long since I’ve enjoyed a simple, perfect banana muffin.
Their texture is wonderful! A simple perfect banana muffin is a great breakfast to look forward to!
They are great for breakfast or even afternoon snack!
Absolutely! Between breakfast and snack (or lots of snacks in our house) these disappear way too quickly!
I prefer muffins over quick bread most of the time, and banana is always a favorite! These look so moist and delicious!
Me too! There is just something about the muffin size and form that makes it more appealing than the usual slice :)
Mmm I love any baked goods that incorporate bananas and banana bread is my favourite! They look absolutely delicious :D
Thanks Nadia! I’m glad you like these banana muffins!
I made these muffins but I did make some changes. I added one banana and eliminated the butter and instead of the sugar I used 1 Tbsp of honey. They turned out great and I have one for breakfast just about every day. They also make a great snack.
These turned out DELICIOUS! And they really were super easy. Thanks for sharing!