Breakfast Recipes

Banana Muffins: An Easy Recipe You’ll Love

These banana muffins are to die for! Your whole family will love this banana muffin recipe and they couldn’t be easier to whip up with just one bowl and less than ten minutes to get delicious banana bread muffins in the oven. Plus, your house will smell amazing!
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I love banana bread muffins and this is our family’s absolute favorite recipe.

I’m pretty sure I’ve made this easy muffin recipe at least 100 times and it’s never failed me.

Why is this my go-to banana muffin recipe?

I love this banana muffin recipe because it takes less than ten minutes to go from having the thought, “I should make some muffins” to sliding a batch of these banana muffins into the oven to bake up.

It’s also a very easy muffin recipe, with no unusual ingredients – I’m 99% sure you’ll have everything for these banana muffins in your pantry and fridge at all times.

And you don’t need a KitchenAid to whip them up – you can just grab one mixing bowl, stir everything in and you’re ready to pop a dozen banana muffins in the oven.

And did I mention that they’re perfect every time. The only thing better than a delicious banana muffin recipe is a banana muffin recipe that has your back every darn time.

Want to customize these banana muffins?

I think this banana muffin recipe is basically perfect as is, so you certainly don’t need to add anything, but am I going to say no to some extra additions? Of course not!

Try change up this easy muffin recipe with one of these additions:

  • 2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Fill the muffin tins half full, drop a teaspoon of raspberry or strawberry jam in the center and then cover with muffin batter

Seriously, this is the best banana muffin recipe to have in your arsenal. I can’t believe I haven’t ever shared it on here before.

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banana muffin recipe

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Everyday Banana Muffins

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 dozen
Author Janssen Bradshaw

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Let cool slightly and serve. Especially with a smear of raspberry jam.

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45 Comments

  • 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!

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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 @ jenni-bakes.com

  • 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

  • Reply Jennifer Gasa January 29, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Not a huge banana muffin fan because most take too cakey or bready. These were fantastic! Definitely will be my go to recipe since the rest of the fam loves banana muffins and now I can enjoy too! I added a variety of grains and seeds (amaranth, chia, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and walnuts) I had on hand which made it even more appealing (for myself).

  • Reply Kathy C. February 10, 2018 at 9:29 am

    These are my husbands favorite muffins. I make them often, he asks for them. They are lighter than most banana muffins and tasty. I add a little cinnamon to the batter for a little extra flavor.

  • Reply Blanca April 7, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    I baked them today and they are absolutely delicious. Love the way I could make it in not time for my wedding anniversary. I used rye flour and whole wheat flour. I add also oak flakes. I posted on IG:)!

  • Reply Tracie June 4, 2018 at 5:20 am

    These are amazing. Just perfect as is. I have made them 3 times now. Ummm….I only get 11 muffins 🙂 but that’s okay because they are so yummy! Also I mixed up a batch and ran the kids to school while the batter sat out in the pan on the counter and when I baked them they had huge muffin tops with slightly crispy edges. Soooooo good!!!! Thank you!!!!

  • Reply Alisa June 16, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Seriously the best! I added cinnamon and nutmeg. So yummy!

  • Reply Gary June 17, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Fist time I made these and they turned out Great
    Thanks

  • Reply Valailuk Limtanakool June 19, 2018 at 10:37 am

    ThankYou for the recipe! I baked them with lite sugar(half white half sugar substitute) and use only half cup of them. I substitute half of the flour with wheat flour. Also I use a little bit less oil than the recipe calls for and it still turned out really great! I baked with 2 toppings though, 6 with Walnut topping and another 6 with blueberry Jam filling. I love them both! Definitely bake them again!!!

  • Reply Bet July 27, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Made these just now , i had to have one with butter , so delicious. I had 4 bananas teally ripe so used them all.

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