Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

This easy banana bread muffins recipe allows you to create some delicious banana-flavored snacks. If you like banana bread, you will love these muffins! This recipe uses simple ingredients such as ripe bananas, sugar and flour. You can also turn banana bread muffins into an entertaining (if slightly messy) family project where your children help you to make the banana bread batter and pour/scoop the batter into the muffin trays. They will have fun making & EATING their muffin creations!

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Easy Banana Bread Muffins

FYI – This is the “muffin version” of our Quick & Easy Banana Bread. This muffin recipe is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 10-15 minutes or so to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. You will find a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you liked this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating.

Add Chocolate Chips, Chopped Nuts, etc. to Make Your Muffins Even Better

chocolate chip banana bread muffins

Ingredients – Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 – Large Eggs
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup – Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt
  • Optional – 1 Cup of Chocolate Chips, Chopped Walnuts, Cranberries, Blueberries, etc.

Servings – Roughly 18-24 standard muffins (non-jumbo muffins)

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, muffin trays, paper muffin liners (baking cups), oven mitts, cooling racks… and of course, an oven.

Instructions – Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients. Stir until batter is completely mixed.
  • Place paper muffin baking cups (liners) inside the muffin trays. Or grease the muffin trays if you are not using muffin baking cups or non-stick muffin trays.
  • Add the batter to the muffin baking cups until each one is about 50-75% full with batter.
  • Optional – You can stir in 1 cup of your family’s favorite ingredient (i.e. chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries, etc) into the batter after you have completely mixed all of the other ingredients. Or you can enhance these muffins by just sprinkling some chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, large grain sugar, etc. on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Place muffin trays into the oven.
  • Bake muffins for 23-27 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the muffin trays from the oven. Use oven mitts when removing the muffin trays.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes within the muffin trays.
  • Remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack in order to completely cool.

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Tips – Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help muffin “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • If your family can’t eat butter, you should try our No Butter Banana Muffins instead.
  • Optional – You can stir in 1 cup of your family’s favorite ingredient (i.e. chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, cranberries, etc) into the batter after you have completely mixed all of the other ingredients. Or you can enhance these muffins by sprinkling some chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, large sugar crystals, etc. on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Creating banana bread muffins is a great way to convert “boring” banana bread into a fun & tasty project for kids. Let them pour/scoop the batter into the muffin trays.
  • There are a variety of ways to pour the batter into the muffin tray. For example, you can scoop with a spoon (while using another spoon to scrape off the batter into the muffin tray), use a small cup and spoon, use an ice cream scoop with a trigger release, use a homemade “pastry bag” to squeeze the batter into the muffin liners, etc.
  • Use paper baking cups (liners) if you want to easily extract the banana muffins from the muffin tray.
  • For larger muffins, you can buy trays designed for “jumbo” muffins (versus trays for standard sized muffins). This recipe should generate roughly 8-12 jumbo banana bread muffins.
  • Make sure to use 3 large bananas (not 3 medium bananas). Otherwise, the banana muffin might turn out to be a little dry.
  • In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium-sized may differ from yours!
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. Ripe bananas are soft and the exterior peel is usually yellow with small black & brown spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor.
  • If you have a problem with a recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your banana muffins.
  • For more easy banana bread muffin recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Muffin Recipes section.

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Easy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

This easy banana bread muffins recipe allows you to create some delicious banana-flavored snacks. If you like banana bread, you will love these muffins! This recipe uses simple ingredients such as ripe bananas, sugar and flour. Visit BreadDad.com for more great muffins & banana bread recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread muffins, banana bread muffins recipe, easy banana bread muffins, easy banana muffins
Servings: 24 Muffins
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients. Stir until batter is completely mixed.
  • Place paper muffin baking cups (liners) inside the muffin trays. Or grease the muffin trays if you are not using muffin baking cups or non-stick muffin trays.
  • Add the batter to the muffin baking cups until each one is about 50-75% full with batter.
  • Optional - You can stir in 1 cup of your family’s favorite ingredient (i.e. chocolate chips, walnuts, cranberries, etc) into the batter after you have completely mixed all of the other ingredients. Or you can enhance these muffins by sprinkling some chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, large grain sugar, etc. on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Place muffin trays into the oven.
  • Bake muffins for 23-27 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the muffin trays from the oven. Use oven mitts when removing the muffin trays.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes within the muffin trays.
  • Remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack in order to completely cool.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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