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Banana Bread Muffins


Moist and delicious, Banana Bread Muffins are a great way to enjoy those ripe bananas on the counter.  Stir in your favorite additions from nuts to chocolate chips to these muffins.

This recipe turns a favorite banana bread recipe into a perfectly moist grab-and-go snack or a deliciously easy breakfast.

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Why We Love These Muffins

  • They’re as yummy as our go-to banana bread but cook quicker and are easy to grab and go!
  • These come out soft, moist, and flavorful with just the right amount of sweetness and the flavor resembles our favorite banana bread.
  • This is a basic recipe that lends itself well to additions from nuts to chocolate chips.
  • This recipe is easy to make with basic pantry ingredients you likely have on hand yet it comes out flavorful every time.
  • These muffins can be made in batches ahead of time and freeze perfectly for months.

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Ingredients for Banana Bread Muffins

Bananas – Of course ripe bananas are a key ingredient in this recipe. The bananas should have lots of black spots and be slightly over-ripe to ensure they’re sweet and full of flavor!

Dry Ingredients – All-purpose flour, a bit of baking soda, and some cinnamon. Add your favorite warm spices like pumpkin pie spice in place of cinnamon.

Wet Ingredients – Real butter adds great flavor. White and brown sugar sweeten the muffins and of course, eggs hold it all together. Ensure the eggs are at room temperature.

Add-Ins – While optional, nuts are a great addition to this muffin recipe. Chopped walnuts or pecans ar favorites.

Tip: Lightly toast raw nuts before putting them into recipes. Toasting them keeps them crunchy and enhances their flavor!

OPTIONAL ADD-INS Anything that goes with banana bread will be just as amazing paired with banana bread muffins!

  • Add a couple of spoonfuls of oatmeal for a little extra fiber.
  • Mix in mini chocolate chips for a sweet, dessert-type muffin!
  • Or try coconut, raisins, or any kind of dried berry for a fruity twist! Why not a banana blueberry muffin?

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How to Make Banana Bread Muffins

This banana bread muffin recipe is really easy! Grease or line your muffin pan and you are ready to bake.

  1. Mash bananas with a fork.
  2. Mix dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately (per recipe below).
  3. Stir them together in a large bowl just until moistened.
  4. Pour batter evenly into the prepared muffin tin and bake until fluffy and browned on top!

Take care not to over bake; banana bread muffins should be extra moist!

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Tips for Success

  • Use ripe bananas with black spots for the best flavor.
  • Toss add-ins with a bit of flour before adding to the batter, this helps so they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter.
  • Do not add extra bananas, this can make the batter too heavy and dense.
  • Do not overmix batter, it should be mixed just until moistened.
  • Fill muffin cups only 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  • Do not overbake, ovens can vary so be sure to check muffins a few minutes before they should be done. If a toothpick comes out clean, they are done.

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Storage

Keep leftover banana bread muffins at room temperature for up 3 days. To freeze, wrap each muffin in plastic wrap and place them in zippered bags with the date on them. They will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

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Banana Bread Muffins

Homemade Banana Bread Muffins are moist and full of flavor! Add chocolate chips, oatmeal or nuts for a twist.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners.

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Combine melted butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and mashed banana. Mix well.

  • Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in nuts if using.

  • Pour into prepared muffin pan and bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake.

  • Cool on a baking rack.

  • Use ripe bananas with black spots for the best flavor.
  • Toss add ins with a bit of flour before adding to the batter, this helps so they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter.
  • Do not add extra bananas, this can make the batter too heavy and dense.
  • Do not overmix batter, it should be mixed just until moistened.
  • Fill muffin cups only 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  • Do not overbake, ovens can vary so be sure to check muffins a few minutes before they should be done. If a toothpick comes out clean, they are done.

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Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 186 | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Muffins, Snack Cuisine American

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