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Good Ol' Banana Muffins Recipe

These golden old-fashioned muffins are a great treat anytime.—Clyde Blount, Pearl, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in pecans.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 14 muffins.
Editor's Note: As a substitute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 233 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .

Reviews for Good Ol' Banana Muffins

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kimb0 80422
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Really good--made these but without the nuts."

CaribbeanRose 124489
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

"It turned out awesome. Used 1 extra banana that was creamed, 2 tbl vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg. It was a hit with family and friends. Definitely a must keep recipe. Thanks!"

SuzanneMarie2 90358
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"I make these at least once a month. My husband and I just love 'em! Sometimes I do half the batch with nuts; the other half with semi-sweet chocolate chips for fun."

jsouba 90355
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"really good recipe. Easy to make, light and fluffy. Will definately keep this recipe!"

elainemariekelley 80421
Reviewed May. 5, 2011

"very good and moist and simple to make"

dblunt 36463
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"I added 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice and they were delish!"

2010 89155
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"This is awsome! Finally a moist & slightly sweet banana muffin!

I added 1 teasp. vanilla, and 1/2 cup coconut as a substitute for the nuts - frosted half w buttercream icing, and dusted the other half with powdered sugar."

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