Banana Muffins Recipe

Snack time is muffins time, enjoy and indulge yourself with these delicious and healthy banana muffins! This banana muffins recipe uses basic kitchen staples.

Banana Muffins Recipe
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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Being the most popular fruit in the entire world, it is no wonder how vast your recipe options are that you can make out of bananas. It is a great and cheap source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. Among the health benefits of bananas include improvement on blood sugar level due to soluble fiber and resistant starch present in bananas, it aids in a healthy and improved digestive health, it can help in losing weight since it's filling with only a few calories, and it can also help with maintaining a healthy heart due to its potassium content.

Banana Muffins are one of the most popular treats that can be served and enjoyed any time of day. Some people eat it during breakfast, brunch, as a snack, or even as a dessert due to its sweetness paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. In this recipe, I used the very basic ingredients that are usually already in your pantry. If not, you can always make a quick grocery run and you'll easily find the ingredients listed since it's very common.

Try this recipe and share the muffins with your friends, colleagues, family and relatives. It's sweet enough to satisfy your cravings and at the same time, easy to follow that anyone, even beginners, can make it at the comfort of your own home.

Tips and Tricks When Making Banana Muffins

  • Use ripe bananas. I personally like my bananas slightly speckled with brown spots because it will mean a ripe, and sweeter flavor. In addition to that, it is also easier to mash when it's ripe enough.

  • Avoid overmixing the batter as it can lead to a dense muffin. Just mix it enough until all ingredients are combined.

  • To verify that the banana muffins are fully cooked, you may try the toothpick method. Just insert a clean unused toothpick into the center of the muffin and if it comes out clean, it means your muffins are already cooked and ready.

  • If you are a fan of nuts, you can add nuts as a topping for this muffin, it will go well with this recipe. You can also use chocolate chips as toppings, whatever topping you prefer, it is very flexible.


  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp iodized salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 2 medium sized egg
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius (356° Fahrenheit)

    In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Then set aside.

  2. In another mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients like oil, eggs, vanilla essence and the mashed bananas. Combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly until the mixture is combined completely.

    Banana Muffins Recipe
  3. Put the muffin cups in the muffin pan. Scoop the batter mixture into each of the muffin cups until 3/4 full. Check if your oven is already at 180°C (356°F). Bake for 20-25 minutes.

    Banana Muffins Recipe
  4. You can use a toothpick and insert at the center of the muffin, if it comes out clean, the muffins are done. Serve and enjoy!

    Banana Muffins Recipe

Interesting Facts

  • An average American eats around 27 pounds of bananas yearly, that is 12.25 kilograms.
  • "Musa sapientum" is the scientific name of banana which translates to "fruit of the wise men".
  • Bananas are berries, not fruits.
  • Southeast Asia houses the most species of banana plant.
  • Bananas contain about 75% water. A medium-sized banana has about 75 mL of water.