Quick & Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

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These muffins are so easy to throw together, and perfect for a last minute weekend breakfast.  With about 10 minutes of effort and 20 minutes of baking, you've got a dozen moist, delicious muffins to snack on for days.  Add walnuts, blueberries, or chocolate chips for an added treat! Got some bananas starting to turn?  You're half-way there.  When life hands you brown bananas, make banana muffins! 

Step 1: Materials

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Scale makes this even faster than measuring with cups
Measuring spoons
2 large mixing bowls
Standard muffin tin or mini muffin tin
Muffin papers standard or mini
Banana masher

  • 3 large or 4 small well-ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (if you don't have brown sugar, substitute 1/2 cup white sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional mix ins:
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

zurichko2 years ago
These lovely things are cooling down...can't wait for my pre-lunch snack!
scoochmaroo (author)  zurichko2 years ago
Ooh gorgeous :D
tdc22023 years ago
These are pretty darn good! Made them to share at our senior game night tonight. Thanks for the recipe!
C. Wheeler3 years ago
I made a batch last night. They were excellent! Good job! Thank you
eramanda3 years ago
Hey! Thanks for this easy recipe! One question though, in your recipe, are we making use of 6 large bananas or is it just a repetition? I see a "3 large or 4 small well-ripe bananas" and "3 large or 4 small bananas, mashed". Please enlighten me! Thanks! :D
scoochmaroo (author)  eramanda3 years ago
Ha! oops! Should only be in there once. Thanks!
john33473 years ago
I like your recipe, but I am diabetic and would like to modify it by possibly increasing the cinnamon to at least a full teaspoon and eliminating the sugar. What would be the problem with doing that? The recipe looks diabetic friendly with some added cinnamon and no added sugar.
How about using Stevia in place of the sugar? No harmful side effects like with artificial sweetners.
scoochmaroo (author)  john33473 years ago
It depends on how sweet you like things. I think there's no problem with taking out the sugar, but it will affect the texture as well as the sweetness. Do you ever use artificial sweeteners?
Gorgeous. Great tip about the scale!
Have you ever tried coating the blueberries in a little flour then mixing them in? It keeps them from sinking and makes you feel like a wizard. :D

These look very yummy!
scoochmaroo (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
I have! I forgot about that!