15 January 2006 ~ 1,456 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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1,456 Responses to “Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe”

  1. Olga Owen 2 June 2013 at 3:52 am Permalink

    I have been making these with my son for three ( I think!! ) years! They are fantastic, so easy to make- we have been adding oats, chocolate, raisins, nuts, cinnamon, vanilla, simple icing, buttercream icing etc, etc- they are always lovely!

  2. Jonny 2 June 2013 at 11:16 am Permalink

    These muffins are the best ever! so delectable…I would definitely recommend this recipe to anyone a perfect recipe for any cat so easy to follow as well I am 11 and I can make it on my own. a home run of a muffin thank you cat :)

  3. Janet v 2 June 2013 at 12:30 pm Permalink

    Added a handful of pumpkin seed granola and walnuts. yummy. I will make these again.

  4. Jola 12 June 2013 at 5:58 am Permalink

    These muffins were very popular with my family, I loved the fact that you didn’t need to use a mixer and there was hardly any washing up to do afterwards, so much easier and faster than all the other recipes I have tried before. And the best part was how the muffins turned out, they were exactly how everyone describes them, delicious, soft, moist and fluffy! Thanks Cat, I will be using this recipe again and again.
    PS I also converted the quantities to metric (in Australia)

  5. Tallullah 17 June 2013 at 6:02 pm Permalink

    Excellent recipe. I used whole meal flour instead with a teaspoon baking powder for lift and a quarter also of bicarbonate with a pinch of salt which meant I needed less sugar.
    I used 200g but also used some oats in that amount, so 175g whole meal flour with 25g oats to make them healthier but should have substituted some sugar for honey but was in too much of a rush to think about it at the time.
    I used 75g margarine/butter as don’t know what a third cup of fat would weigh.
    If you do want to use cups to measure then use a teacup, which holds around 200ml of liquid. I have a steel cup I bought from ikea years ago which has graduations up the inside for measurements which is really useful. As long as you always use the same sized mug for all measures, it should be fine but I prefer weights personally.
    The muffins were so lush & moist. Easy recipe, hard to go wrong. I ate 2 soon after coming out the oven as they taste best while warm I think.

  6. chantal dean 20 June 2013 at 7:41 pm Permalink

    omg these are amazing I love them so much…thank you

  7. Karen 30 June 2013 at 8:52 am Permalink

    Thanks for the great recipe. Thumbs up!

  8. andrea 10 October 2013 at 1:22 pm Permalink

    Wow so good! Made some today. Thanks :)

  9. Natalie 19 October 2013 at 7:47 pm Permalink

    I must admit. I was a little sceptical of this recipe…but. Having now made them I must say that my old recipe doesn’t compare to this one. Light, moist and fluffy. Simply the best I’ve ever had…and made. I drizzled chocolate on it. I can say that my clients will love this one. Thanks for sharing this one with us!

  10. Tami 20 October 2013 at 10:50 pm Permalink

    Great recipe I added cinnamon and nutmeg for a different flavor I will definitely make these again they have been added to my go to box

  11. LISA 23 October 2013 at 5:37 am Permalink

    These are truly lovely and very moist. I used a full cup of sugar and found it just the right amount. Mine also contained walnut pieces. will certainly make them again – the trouble is they get eaten too quickly and one is never enough !!

  12. Isabella 25 October 2013 at 6:17 am Permalink

    great recipe, absolutely delicious and easy to make. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and some choc chips, walnuts and sultanas just for that extra umph! :) YUM!

  13. Sweet Detachment 3 November 2013 at 11:12 am Permalink

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

  14. Carole 8 March 2014 at 6:57 am Permalink

    Beautiful muffin recipe…I sometimes add blueberries. Delicious! I have a batch in the oven now!

  15. jilska 27 March 2014 at 9:34 am Permalink

    These turned out very well. Used four VERY brown (nearly black!) bananas. Did 3/4 cup white and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour. Swapped 1/2 cup sugar for 1/2 cup Truvia. Melted 1/3 cup organic “Melt” spread (soy-free) in place of butter. Delightfully simple recipes are often the best.

  16. Ruby 29 March 2014 at 11:21 am Permalink

    I love them, happy happy happy ova here

  17. Jojo 31 March 2014 at 6:41 am Permalink

    I stumbled upon this recipe about 2 years ago and it instantly became a household favorite! The kids request it so often that I now double the order and freeze a few. Once the batter is made, I split it in 2 and add chocolate chips to one batch – so they can go to school – and then chopped walnuts to the other, for home consumption! GREAT RECIPE!!

  18. Louise M 6 April 2014 at 9:16 pm Permalink

    Very good, moist. I added some orange zest and 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  19. Abby 10 April 2014 at 1:06 am Permalink

    Best bananas muffins ive ever made

  20. Enna 12 April 2014 at 12:49 am Permalink

    Indeed this banana muffin recipe is yummiest. I just tried it and ate one, it’s really fluffy and yummy. Thanks you for the recipe:)

  21. Patti 15 April 2014 at 9:19 am Permalink

    Can you use this recipe with banana powder? My daughter works at a plant that produces organic banana powder and so we have access to that and would like to use it. How much water or other moisture would you have to use and how much powder to replace the bananas?

  22. Shana 16 April 2014 at 9:08 pm Permalink

    Holy smokes you weren’t joking! These really are the best banana muffins! Thank you! I added vanilla because that’s what I do and they were fantastic!

  23. Pook 18 April 2014 at 7:06 am Permalink

    So delicious but I ‘ve got some problem. The muffin come deflate when come out the oven.what did i do wrong?

  24. Sarahmouche 19 April 2014 at 1:44 pm Permalink

    I used 1 cup of white flour, and a half cup of coconut flour…then added a cup of milk, 1/4 cup of honey and sprinkled the tops with brown sugar…turned out really well! Coconut flour is very dense but gives them a slightly different taste.

  25. Carlee 22 April 2014 at 4:50 pm Permalink

    I made these and left out the sugar all together and they were still delish! I used four really over-rioe bananas so there was enough sweetness from them. I also used wholemeal flour. Beautiful!

  26. sheila 24 April 2014 at 2:51 pm Permalink

    I was looking for a banana cake recipe and stumbled on this. I modified your recipe to make a banana almond caramel cake. Turned out great! I’m so glad I found this! :)

  27. Aurora 26 April 2014 at 8:17 pm Permalink

    Just the recipe I would like to try it tomorrow thank you for simple easy to banana muffins!!!

  28. Aurora 26 April 2014 at 8:25 pm Permalink

    Just found the simple easy banana recipe! Thank you! I’d like to try it!

  29. Brittany 30 April 2014 at 10:47 am Permalink

    Love these muffins. best ones I’ve ever made.

  30. Linda Anton 1 May 2014 at 10:14 am Permalink

    Here are my banana raisin muffins just made. We just love them. This time added organic oats and bran buds and increased the other ingrediants you have listed.

  31. Linda Anton 1 May 2014 at 10:16 am Permalink

    I should mention… I am from Toronto, Canada

  32. Pamela 5 June 2014 at 7:48 am Permalink

    Thanks Cat for this great recipe! I’ve been using it for a few years now and change it up w/ different additions all the time. It’s the best!

  33. Mary 15 June 2014 at 2:22 am Permalink

    My mum who suffers from dementia but is still able to communicate, reluctantly eats anything I cook or bake. Today when I baked these muffins for someone, mum reached for one and ate it. After her lunch, as she was passing the muffins, she reached for another! That good! Thanks Cat.

  34. 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.

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