- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 medium ripe bananas
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, mash the bananas. Add egg, oil and vanilla; mix well. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full.
- Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 dozen.
Reviews for Basic Banana Muffins
"Perfect recipe. The first time I added 1 cup dried cranberries because I love cranberries. Second time I added cranberries and chopped walnuts. The muffins came out perfect. Finally, I found a really, really moist muffin recipe. Love the texture."
"Seriously good and easy! I did this all in one bowl and they came out perfect. Now I wish I had doubled the recipe!"
"The whole family loved these muffins! I added a few mini chocolate chips to them all and then added chopped walnuts to half. Baked them in mini muffin tins for about 13 minutes."
"Fantastic and simple recipe! Loved it! I added a few tablespoons of jam I needed to use up from the fridge, and I loved the added depth of flavor."
"I love this recipe. I squish my bananas in a big zip lock bag and then I add the rest of the ingredients (liquids first) to the same bag, squish it up real good and then just snip the bag corner to easily fill my muffin tins. Sooo easy!"
"Excellent muffins! Definitely a keeper!"
"Wow were these good! Really moist and filling with the oats. Definitely a keeper!"
"This recipe was great! I cut the sugar in half and it was still a hit in our house. This will be my new go to for banana muffins!"
"These are by far the best banana muffins! I added about a 1/3 cup of cinnamon applesauce & they came out extremely moist. I filled the muffin tins over half full & it made 23 muffins. Even after 2 days in the fridge they are still moist as ever. Very easy & definitely a hit with the family. This is my new go to recipe for ripe bananas! Enjoy"
"This is my favorite banana muffin recipe because I don't have to deal with shortening or butter! I do add about 1 T of cinnamon to the dry ingredients and accidentally added a second egg --- the muffins were super moist. I only needed about 17 minutes of baking and they were pretty dark on the outside (still looked good but not that golden color). That could just mean my oven isn't accurate (entirely possible)."