15 January 2006 ~ 1,518 Comments

Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe

These are by far the EASIEST and BEST Banana Muffins I have ever tasted! Even if you think you can’t cook, they are 100% “fool-proof” which makes them all that much better! With only 8 ingredients (which you probably have on-hand) I am sure you’ll agree these are super easy. See for yourself in the feedback! There are over 1000 positive comments – if that’s not good feedback, I don’t know what is!

They are extremely easy, and great tasting! So versatile…change them up and let me know how they turned out! You just can’t go wrong with this GREAT RECIPE! If you like them, leave me a comment and tell me about your muffin victory! :-)

Banana Muffin

Banana Muffins (makes 12 muffins)

3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister, so I use 4)

1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)

1 slightly beaten egg

1/3 cup melted margarine or butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together! Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees F oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

*These are much more flavourful the next day, and they freeze very nicely too!

*Also, if you like walnuts, you can throw a handful of those in there as well for some added flavour and texture, or try adding chocolate chips, or better yet, BOTH! Yum 😀

UPDATE: If you like these banana muffins, try my Carrot Cake Recipe

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My cookbook is currently out of print. In 2012, my family and I started to eat a vegetarian diet again and while I work on cookbook #2, the original book which features many meat recipes is unavailable. I hope to re-release it again soon with many of the same recipes you love, but with many new ones added, and all of them vegetarian!

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1,518 Responses to “Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe”

  1. meera 1 March 2015 at 7:23 am Permalink

    Totally yummy and easy to make… I just love it! You are a genius!

  2. Laura 4 March 2015 at 7:37 pm Permalink

    This is my favourite, go-to, easy, fast banana muffin recipe; I’ve been using it for years. It’s great as a gluten-free recipe too, I just substitute all purpose gluten free flour and about 1/4 tsp. xanthum gum. Yummy!!!

  3. Catherine B 19 March 2015 at 4:34 pm Permalink

    Just want to say thanks for this wonderful recipe. :) I’ve been making it for years and have it down to memory. Sometimes I make it as is and sometimes change it up with mix-ins. Substituting the banana for pumpkin also makes it a perfect pumpkin muffin recipe!

    Thanks again!

  4. Mary 20 March 2015 at 11:45 am Permalink

    I think I read the recipe wrong. I put 1 and 1/2 cups of flour. Is it supposed to be only 1/2 cup? They turned out too thick. Please help! I want to make them again the right way for a game day treat. Thanks!

  5. Bridget 22 March 2015 at 2:06 pm Permalink

    Thank you for this recipe… My family loves these muffins… I varied the recipe on & off w 3 & 4 bananas… 1/2, 2/3, or 3/4 cup of sugar… I always add 2 tsp. of vanilla extract to the recipe…. Thanks again… Love this recipe… Our over ripe bananas never go to waist…

  6. MJ 25 March 2015 at 3:49 pm Permalink

    I want to put this recipe on an infomercial – are you tired of creaming butter and sugar? Are you exhausted washing countless pots and pans for just one measly batch of muffins? Not to mention all those expensive ingredients that don’t even guarantee a good result! Introducing… The Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe! But seriously – I’ve made this recipe around 20 times, every time with perfect results. I use vegetable oil instead of melted marge (one less dish). And today I made a batch with 3 grated apples instead of mashed banana – OMG – it still worked! Black magic or just a perfect recipe?? Thank you Cat, on behalf of muffin lovers everywhere!

  7. Ashley 28 March 2015 at 2:30 pm Permalink

    I have been making these muffins for years. I add mini chocolate chips to the batter. I REFUSE to make any other banana bread/muffin recipe. I have tried others and they end up too dry or not sweet enough!

    For this recipe I use a little more sugar (3/4 cup)! They are insanely delicious and healthier than those “little bites” muffins my kids use to like.

  8. juney 31 March 2015 at 12:08 pm Permalink

    what flour do i use:(

  9. juney 31 March 2015 at 12:08 pm Permalink

    what flour shall i use

  10. Wanda 2 April 2015 at 6:15 pm Permalink

    These muffins were very easy to make and an immediate thumbs up from my 7 year old grandson who is a very very fussy eater. Excellent for school lunch box. Make a batch and freeze and use as required. Thanks for the recipe,

  11. Wanda 2 April 2015 at 7:01 pm Permalink

    I made these for my parents in their 90’s and they loved them too.

  12. Jessica Liew 3 April 2015 at 7:33 pm Permalink

    Sorry 4 large bananas is roughly how many cups/grams?

    Making these today but my bananas are small! Please answer ASAP.

    Thank you!

  13. Jessica Liew 3 April 2015 at 7:34 pm Permalink

    Roughly how many cups is 4 large bananas? Making these today but my bananas are TINY haha! Please answer ASAP

    Thank you!

  14. Robin 9 April 2015 at 8:59 am Permalink

    These were so easy to make, great for me my first time making muffins from scratch. They were so Good. I think next time I’ll ad some blueberries.

  15. Andrea 17 April 2015 at 2:17 pm Permalink

    Just made these. They are so delicious, I can barely keep myself away from them. (Trying to save them for a brunch tomorrow) :) I used four bananas and a little bit less sugar and butter than was called for. They are still extremely moist and sweet. I also used half whole wheat flour. I might even try less sugar and butter and more whole wheat next time, just to increase the healthiness.
    Thank you!!

  16. Jacqueline 23 April 2015 at 10:15 pm Permalink

    Found your recipe while browsing this evening. Made them straight away. OMG they are amazing! Added pecans for crunch and chocolate chips for gooey goodness when warm. They are so light and fluffy. Thank you!

  17. Charlotte 2 May 2015 at 9:24 am Permalink

    Wow were these good! I made them yesterday with some candied walnuts and I am completely addicted! These are going in my book of favorite recipes!
    Have you ever tried these: http://muffinparadise.com/donut-muffins/#CINNAMON_SUGAR_DONUT_MUFFINS
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe :)

  18. sam 6 May 2015 at 11:12 am Permalink

    Best banana muffin recipe,anyone reading this must try it out.like few others have said even I have tried many other recipes and none turnned out so well.

    Thank you for the recipe

  19. Charlet 6 May 2015 at 7:55 pm Permalink

    Really good, moist, put coconut oil instead of butter

  20. Cynthia 10 May 2015 at 4:53 pm Permalink

    I have to say these are by far the best banana muffins I have ever made. I follow the recipe exactly and they are always scrumptious.

  21. Lisa 14 May 2015 at 2:53 am Permalink

    These banana muffins are beautiful and I’m eating one now! I used 4 bananas and put 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence in. So easy and absolutely devine!

  22. Rosie 14 May 2015 at 7:03 am Permalink

    This muffin recipe is by far the best! Least ingredients needed for such an amazing muffin. Have tried others but this is by far the best in terms of moistness, simplicity and time.

    I use wholemeal flour and sub the sugar for honey (a 3rd cup) and the margarine for melted coconut oil.

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe :)

  23. melissa 18 May 2015 at 9:42 pm Permalink

    They look great added choc chips and walnut was out of baking soda but they still turned out looking yummmy

  24. Michelle 19 May 2015 at 2:38 am Permalink

    This is fantastic. I just wanted to let you know that I shared this post on MY blog because I love this recipe so much. Thanks for the great recipes!

  25. Ginny 10 June 2015 at 9:03 am Permalink

    Hi Catherine,

    Thanks so much for your recipe. I have just made these muffins on the first time and they turned out great.

  26. Abby 11 June 2015 at 10:33 am Permalink

    Love these! I am a terrible baker but these always turn out great, even when I try to his extra fruit in them.

  27. Abby 11 June 2015 at 10:34 am Permalink

    *hide not his :)

  28. Denise Armstrong 2 July 2015 at 7:58 pm Permalink

    I am 67 and I have never in my life made banana muffins from scratch. they turned out deee liii cious! ty so much for this recipe. I was wondering how many calories r in oneÉ

  29. Nyemade Bedell 4 July 2015 at 2:24 am Permalink

    This is simply the best recipe! I added vanilla and cinnamon and its indeed awesome.

  30. Maggie 13 July 2015 at 5:54 pm Permalink

    Excellent!!! I tried a receipe from another website and it
    doesn’t compare to how good your receipe is with taste
    Moist and so yummy. I added cranberry and walnuts on a few muffins and a few just with cranberry and of course
    plain banana .

  31. Debbie 19 July 2015 at 1:16 pm Permalink

    How long can you let the banana muffins sit out?

  32. Sarah 20 July 2015 at 8:45 pm Permalink

    Oh boy! The muffins have just come out of the oven. They smell heavenly. They are golden and have risen (I hate when a muffin sinks!!) very well. Can’t wait to taste them!

  33. Cynthia M 29 July 2015 at 12:25 am Permalink

    I think we have been using this recipe for nearly five years…They rock! I take them to my work bake sales and they are ALWAYS the first to go. the kids love them especially with chocolate chips. I have made them with more bananas and had a truly moist muffin. so much flavour. i love vanilla so I seem to add some too! they are fail safe. I have made them on rainy, miserable days and bright sunny days and they always tun out fantastic!!! THANK YOU for sharing!!!!!!!!

  34. Cynthia M 29 July 2015 at 12:25 am Permalink

    I think we have been using this recipe for nearly five years…They rock! I take them to my work bake sales and they are ALWAYS the first to go. the kids love them especially with chocolate chips. I have made them with more bananas and had a truly moist muffin. so much flavour. i love vanilla so I seem to add some too! they are fail safe. I have made them on rainy, miserable days and bright sunny days and they always tun out fantastic!!! THANK YOU for sharing!!!!!!!!

  35. CharlesHine 3 August 2015 at 4:53 pm Permalink

    The recipe made 12 BIG muffins, I baked them exactly 20 minutes, and they came out perfect.

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  37. Kris 27 August 2015 at 9:30 pm Permalink

    I never leave reviews, but these muffins are AMAZING! I used 5 bananas, 3/4 cup of sugar and added a cup of peanut butter chips. YUM, my son said they are so good that I should sell them to a bakery :)

  38. Catherine Robertson 27 August 2015 at 9:32 pm Permalink

    Yum – Peanut Butter Chips! I often put P.B. on my Banana Muffin, but P.B. Chips? You’re onto something great here, Kris 😉

  39. Stephanie 28 August 2015 at 11:48 am Permalink

    I just made these and I have got to tell you, they are dellllicious! There are only two of us, so I cut the recipe in half. Moist, decadent, you name it! Over the holidays I will be making these for when all the children are home. They love my baked goods and I know this will be a winner. I added blueberries too. Wonderful. Never knew I could prepare a batch of muffins in under 5 minutes. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  40. Maryann 7 September 2015 at 1:18 pm Permalink

    Love these muffins… Have substituted gluten free flour and they still taste great… I also like to add 1 tsp of cinnamon and a couple handfuls of spinach puréed in blender. Great breakfast or lunch treat for kids

  41. Malia 4 October 2015 at 2:03 pm Permalink

    WOW! Easiest & best ever! Perfect banana flavor (used 4) & oober moist! I had to do the crisco/water sub for butter but everything else to the T. For fun I also did some with an oatmeal crumble top (left over from apple pies) and others with a dollop of pb&j in the center (just cuz). Can’t wait to try more variations!! 5 stars all the way!

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