Breakfast Recipes

Everyday Banana Muffins

Delicious one-bowl banana muffins. Less than ten minutes from start to oven!

So, I like banana bread and I usually like making them as banana muffins, because they’re easier for my girls to eat.

I have two different recipes on this blog, both of which I love love love, and several recipes of banana bread variations (our all-time favorite being these blueberry banana muffins).

But this one is my go-to recipe. When I don’t have a KitchenAid mixer or any extra ingredients like sweet potatoes or pineapple.

You can make them in one bowl, there aren’t any weird ingredients, and you’ll have them in the oven in less than ten minutes.

They’re perfect every time.

Seriously, this is a good recipe to have in your arsenal. I can’t believe I haven’t ever shared them on here before.

Delicious one-bowl banana muffins. Less than ten minutes from start to oven!

Everyday Banana Muffins
(adapted from Williams-Sonoma Muffins Cookbook)

Makes 12 muffins

3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
1/4 cup plain or Greek yogurt or sour cream
1/4 cup oil
3 Tablespoons milk or buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, egg, yogurt/sour cream, oil, milk and vanilla. Pour the flour and sugar on the top of the mixture then sprinkle on the soda and salt so they aren’t touching the liquid part. Whisk everything together, just until smooth.

Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups (you can fill them all the way up to the rim) and bake for 20 minutes or until the tops are a deep golden-brown and they spring back when you gently press the tops.

Let cool slightly and serve. Especially with a smear of raspberry jam.

Delicious one-bowl banana muffins. Less than ten minutes from start to oven!

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  • Reply Paige Flamm December 8, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Kyle as been on a huge muffin kick everyday this last month! We're definitely going to have to give these a try! Especially since we all LOVE Willams-Sonoma recipes over here!

  • Reply andrea chiu December 9, 2014 at 5:27 am

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  • Reply Rachel // Maybe Matilda December 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Made these for breakfast this morning–so quick to whip up, and they came out delicious! 17 minutes in my oven was just right. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply Amber Henry March 10, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Thank you! Loved this recipe. Great way to use up old bananas and it's so quick and easy.

  • Reply The Wooded Trail April 2, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    I just made these this morning, and the family is enjoying them right now. They are delightful. I added walnuts and cinnamon sugar to the top. Thanks so much! This will be my go to muffin recipe

    • Reply Janssen April 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      So glad to hear it!

  • Reply gayatri deo August 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Can i make banana bread instead of muffin? My muffin doesn't rise always so little scared. What do you think?

    • Reply Janssen August 6, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Absolutely! But it won't rise any differently as bread than a muffin, I don't think. Good luck!

  • Reply Lily Ernst August 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I just made these muffins and they are absolutely delicious. I added a little bit of cinnamon and chocolate chips for fun. Loved how quick and easy the recipe is. Thanks for making my morning more delicious:)

  • Reply Luci Darling August 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    So I had four bananas GoneBad! So they had to be SAVED and so banana bread it is! I found this recipe on PINTEREST and it is in the oven now! Can't wait to see how they come out because I had no Greek or Plain Yogurt so I substituted with Activia Strawberry Flav…. we shall see in 20 mins!! I am sure they will be DELISH! TYSVMFS 🙂

  • Reply Lori Duchesne October 19, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    I am definitely going to give this recipe a try. Easy enough with ingredients you'd typically have on hand. Love how you gave 2 options for 2 of the ingredients.

  • Reply Isabelle Cassetti Sales November 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I'll definitely will try this recipe today, but I'd like to ask: why are we supposed to only whisky it until smooth instead of completely mixed? Thank you so much for sharing it!

  • Reply Paula Carter-Cooper January 1, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I have made a lot of muffins in my life, this is one of the best. It turned out perfect
    and they had peaks. Husband loved them. Recipe is a keeper. Thank you. I made by hand
    and use a whisk just to blend all ingredients.

  • Reply Tiffany Strong January 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Do you know how many calories per serving these are?

  • Reply Unknown February 10, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    These were a hit with my boys and even husband. Everyone loved them the first time I made them. I did make few changes however and they're still a hit. I used apple sauce instead of oil, oatmeal flour instead of regular flour, added chopped walnuts, and used less sugar. These have been my go to breakfast or snack item. Thank you for the great recipe.

  • Reply Sheena Evans March 5, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I, wondering what type of oil you normally use?

    • Reply Janssen March 6, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Just vegetable oil, usually. I've used coconut oil too, which is great!

  • Reply Meredith Pheasant March 10, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    These are so incredibly good. This is now my go to muffin recipe! I use half all purpose flour and half whole wheat flour to make it perfect for me. Thank you so much!

  • Reply Jenn DeRenzi August 2, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Hi! I've made these a few times and absolutely love them! I am working on a post for my blog and have included the ingredients list with a link back to you for the full recipe/instruction. Thanks for sharing!

    Jenn @

  • Reply Melinda Ewing October 18, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Sounds wonderful! Any chance I can use butter instead of oil?
    Love your website and recipes! Thanks

  • Reply Sarah December 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Great recipe! Muffins are delicious and look perfect too! I used low fat vanilla yogurt and 1 tsp vanilla and brown sugar bc that's what I had. Absolutely delicious!

  • Reply Vandana January 1, 2017 at 12:16 am

    I make these almost every 2 weeks and its as mind blowingly delicious as it was the first time I had it. I only change toppings, nothing else. It's just perfect! (oh and i use non fat greek yogurt) thank you for such a simple, fluffy, cloudy delicious recipe!

  • Reply Unknown January 5, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I just put these in the oven and used coconut oil, yogurt and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar mix over them. I added raisins for more fiber. They look yummy. Will review when they are done.

  • Reply Westlund Personal Injury Lawyers February 18, 2017 at 2:49 am

    I LOVE this recipe!! I have made these at least 4 times in the past couple of weeks and for a couple of gatherings. They are so moist and soft. My kids can’t get enough of these. Thank you!!

  • Reply Tesia February 18, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Omg I’ve never tasted such soft and moist delicious muffins, they were marvellous thank you very much….

  • Reply Yvonne March 2, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. The fact that you use 3 bananas with a cup and half of flour sold me then the yogurt eggs and oil top it off. I know this is going to be fabulous.
    Thanks again, Yvonne

  • Reply Dodie March 12, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Thank you so much for this great recipe. The muffins are very moist and so delicious. I used two bananas because that’s what I had on hand and cut the sugar to 1/2 a cup. I also used vanilla Greek yogurt. It is by far the best recipe for banana muffins I’ve tried. If you like banana muffins you should definitely try this recipe.

  • Reply Marilyn March 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

    I just made these this morning. They are quick & easy as stated. They are also moist & delicious. This will definitely be my go to recipe for banana muffins in the future. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Tesia April 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I’ve made these so many times and they come out moist and perfect every time, I reduce the sugar to 1/3 cup cos bananas are already sweet

    Thank you so much😉

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  • Reply Rosalyn June 29, 2017 at 12:10 am

    My family loved these muffins when I made them a while back! I just might make them again this morning! 🙂

  • Reply Suzanne July 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Can I freeze these or refrigerate? If so, how long? TIA! I love your blog!

  • Reply Norma October 10, 2017 at 5:37 am

    These were the best I’ve tried. Used bananas I had frozen and added walnuts. Delicious!

  • Reply SUE November 5, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    these are the best Banana Muffins! They were so moist! I think it’s the sour cream that makes them so moist. Next time I will try the yogurt, thank you

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