Basic Banana Muffins Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 dozen.
1 each: 209 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Reviews for Basic Banana Muffins
"I've been making this recipe for months now but never rated it. These are really easy to make fast if I want to take them somewhere or if someone is coming over. I get between 14 and 16 muffins out of the single recipe. My muffin tins are just the standard size, not jumbo. I add 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips to my recipe and sometimes chopped pecans or walnuts. They are good just as the recipe is stated also. I like the mini chocolate chips versus the larger ones so you taste more banana. Very good recipe and a keeper! They also freeze well and I'll pop one in the microwave for myself in the morning. Yum! Thanks for sharing Lorna."
"This is a really great recipe especially for beginners. The ingredients are really simple and the directions are easy to follow. They came out great. 1 c of sugar made it super sweet so I'll put in less next time.*I didn't have baking soda at the time so I used 3 tsp. of baking powder as others suggested"
"Great recipe! Half cup sugar is good and plenty, especially if the bananas are ripe and sweet. I substituted a quarter cup of oats for some of the flour."
"Love this recipe. Great way to use up over ripe bananas that no one will eat!"
"I have just made these and they were perfect in every way! Trying to cut down on sugar so I only put in half a cup. Instead of 3 bananas, I put in 2 and added a small box of sultanas and a pear diced into small pieces then sprinkled some sunflower seeds on the top. They were beautiful and definitely sweet enough.....even for me!! Thanks so much for sharing :)"
"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)."
"This recipe is a keeper. I printed it off to add to my recipe collection. My bananas were very large so I used 2 1/2. I added about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. I also topped some with raw sugar and the rest I sprinkled on large sugar crystals that i use to top cookies. I liked the "crunch" that the sugar gave to the muffins. Muffins do take the full baking time and then I baked a couple of minutes more. I got 18 muffins from the recipe."
"These are simple to make, and tasty for a treat or quick breakfast. What I like most about this recipe is how easy it is to jazz up. I add chopped walnuts, or chocolate chips to it, sometimes a dash of almond extract instead of vanilla. This is my go-to recipe to use up ripened bananas. It's quick and my family scarfs them down in no time."
"This was a huge hit at my office, just as the previous reviewer said. In the recipe I usually make, it has use a slightly different ratio of flour and sugar (2 c flour and 1/2 sugar) so it's the same volume of dry ingredients but the first time I made this recipe I followed it as written. I thought it would be too sweet with double sugar I'm used to tasting and three sweet, ripe bananas but it wasn't too sweet at all. In fact, the person in my office who usually is most concerned with sugar content raved about these and with good reason too because they are delicious! If you want to reduce the sugar by up to half the called for amount, they are still yummy, but just remember to compensate by adding flour equal to the reduction in sugar. Personally, I'm fine with 1 c sugar. The only variations I use are to sprinkle the top of each muffin with about 1/8th tsp of raw unwashed sugar before baking because the big crystals bake a nice caramelized sugar crunch to the muffin tops. I also preheat the oven 100 degrees higher than baking temp then when I put the muffins in, drop the temp to the correct temp. I found these indeed take the full 18 min or so even with the high preheat temp. Supposedly, the high preheat temp makes them crown higher without over baking them. As a side note, parchment paper cupcake liners work the best if you have them. Thanks for reading my long review. Again, killer recipe! I've made it several times now with great results each time. Thank you so much for a great addition to my muffin rotation!"
"Super easy to make. I took them to work and they were a hit!! Devoured in less than 2 hours. I will definitely make again. I added a little milk and decreased the oil to 1/4 cup. Thank you for my new muffin recipe."
"My family loves these muffins -- instead of 1 cup sugar, I always use 1/2 cup white and 1/2 brown sugar, also add some chopped pecans....yummy."
"Very good and easy to make. I used Splenda Blend sugar and omitted the vanilla because I didn't know that I didn't have any until I went to add it. Mine baked in 16 minutes and made 11 muffins. They are so good and moist. We ate them warm and cold and loved them."
"These are so easy & good! My whole family loved them. I used 4 bananas to get more of a banana flavor."
"I have been making these for my youngest daughter since she was 2 and at 15, she still asks for them any time she sees that we have old bananas. I added cinnamon and usually use 4 bananas which makes a bit more than 12 dozen. @silkiepearls, blueberries are excellent in it! I make her dozen and then I add blueberries to the rest for mine. I put how ever many I am in the mood for, and always use frozen."
"I love this recipe. So easy to make and ingredients are very basic. Kids at home love it too. You can make these even when in a bit of a rush. Thanks!!!"
"These muffins are spectacular. They are really good. I've tried several recipes, and none came out as moist and flavorful as these. As one other reviewer suggested, I did half a cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I also used half whole wheat flour and half white flour. Also just barely mix it until the wet folds into the dry."
"So delicious and so easy! This is now my go-to recipe for using up old bananas!"
"Just love this receipe! Dont over stir, stir just untilmoistened. Question Tab1922 said they used blueberries. anybodyelse use blueberries too? If so, about how many blueberriesdid you use and think frozen blueberries would be ok??Thanks everyone for you help with this."
"These were simple to make and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly."
"These are easy and delicious muffins! I love muffin recipes that I don't have to cream any butter/margarine. I did follow some other reader's suggestions to change the 1 cup of sugar to 1/2 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar; I also added 1/2 - 3/4 c chocolate chips and for half the batch, I added some walnuts. They are SUPER moist and taste great the next day, too! My entire family loves them! No more banana bread for me with my over-ripe bananas - this is my new go-to! My kids love to bring them to snack time at school!"
"Baked them for a board meeting. Got rave reviews!"
"easy to make and the family loves them! They were a hit!"
"Made these exactly as listed but added a dash of cinnamon. Delicious! Yummy flavor. I recommed these banana muffins."
"These were delicious! The bananas I used were very small. I added about 1/4 c of unsweetened applesauce just in case I didn't have enough moisture. I loved the sweet crust that formed on top of the muffins. I also used half brown sugar and half white sugar. Our new favorite!"
"easy and wonderful flavor!"
"easy to whip up in a few minutes in the morning and delicious. I made a glaze to drizzle over with confectioner's sugar and milk. I would definitely try this with pecans or walnuts next time."
"quick & Delicious! I used 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/4 cup brown and they came out perfectly sweet enough. Even a little less would have been fine. I baked these in mini muffin tins for 11 min."
"Made exactly as written. Very good basic muffin. Next time I'll try nuts or chocolate chips."
"It is no wonder why this basic banana muffin recipe has such high reviews! It was quick to put together and we loved the fact that banana was the dominant flavor. Made according to directions expect that I used half white and half brown sugar. Added chopped walnuts to the tops. It was delightful."
"Very easy and very tasty recipe. I added fresh blueberries to half the batter. Pleased with both versions."
"Excellent. This recipe is so little work, yet the muffins are excellent. I did add some chopped walnuts."
"Excellent! Very easy, my new banana muffin recipe! I made these as mini muffins and baked them at the same temperature for 12 minutes - huge hit with my 4 and 2 year old boys!"
"These are my go-to muffins when I don't have any crazy ingredients on hand. They're easy and simple and good."
"These were awesome! They were moist and full of flavor. I added toasted walnuts and a dash of cinnamon."
"My children love these muffins and they are so easy to make. I add a crumb topping using brown sugar, flour, and butter and it makes them look they are from a bakery."
"Simple and delicious. Even my three year old said these were the best muffins ever."
"This is a really great recipe."
"Nutmeg & cinnamon in the mix + cinnamon sugar on top before baking. Amazing!Picture - http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/6b/2d/2b/6b2d2b81f0cdcaa95a3151d58bc7e9d6.jpg"
"These are great with chocolate chips and walnuts. Thanks."
"Moist, delicious and simple! I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top before baking!"
"fantastic! I substituted with Whole Wheat Flour, brown sugar, used 2 tsp of Vanilla, added 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp nutmeg. I can't keep them around! Very healthy taste, in a good way!"
"Amazing! Definitely the best I've ever made! I used wheat flour, olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Enjoy :)"
"This recipe will become a regular! I whipped them up this morning for Sunday brunch and what a hit! I did as one other baker did and added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. They were delicious!"
"Amazing! I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and a 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg."
"Wow, these are great. I only had two ripe bananas, so added about 1/2 c of mashed strawberries. Also added a good sprinkle of cinnamon and approx 1/2 c chopped walnuts (didn't measure). They disappeared fast. Next time will try with half whole wheat flour. My new go-to recipe."
"The best banana muffins ever! I froze overripe bananas first (to save them from going bad) and barely mixed the batter. How can I send a picture?"
"I have tossed my old banana-nut bread recipe! These muffins are moist and tasty, and easy to make. The muffins are even better the next morning. You won't have to worry about leftovers. I am going to try making a whole batch (I made 1/2 batch since it's just the two of us) and freezing part of them to have handy."
"Delicious! Added a bit of cinnamon and just a dash of nutmeg, good banana flavor and excellent muffin consistency."
"So moist and delicious. Super simple with ingredients I always have on hand. My new go to muffin recipe!"
"Very tasty, moist and easy to make."
"best banana muffins I've ever made and tasted!!"
"I just made these muffins. The only two changes I made was that I used whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour and I added a mixture of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to the batter. These are so moist and delicious. Thanks for the recipe."
"We loved this recipe. I did reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup. It was sweet from the ripe bananas. I used 1 1/2 cups self rising flour instead of all purpose (with self rising flour no additional salt needed). I reduced the baking soda to 1/2 tsp. We loved the taste of 1 tsp. cinnamon & 1/4 cup nuts to make them really special."
"My family loved these easy to make muffins !"
"These are the best muffins we've ever had! :) They're very moist and delicious. We especially enjoyed adding chocolate chips to ours...yummy!"
"Moist, delicious, easy, A+++!!! A keeper!!!"
"This recipe makes a great banana muffin! I replaced half the white flour with whole wheat flour and I added 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds. The muffins came out perfect."
"This is now my go-to banana muffin recipe. I sometimes add 1C of blueberries or 1C diced strawberries. I always add about 1/2C chopped walnuts or pecans. I make 18 instead of 12 muffins because of the additions and I found the original recipe to be just too much for only 12 muffins. Everybody loves these muffins. YEEEAAA!!!"
"These were easy to mak and very good."
"Very good! :)"
"Best ever! My "go to" muffin recipe, especially when I have extra bananas around. I have made this 1001 times. There are so many ways to tweak this, and the result is always perfect. I always decrease the oil to 1/4 cup, then add a heaping tablespoon of either vanilla yogurt, sour cream or applesauce to compensate. I also always decrease the sugar by a few tablespoons and you would never know. Sometimes I add some shredded zucchini, by decreasing an equal amount of banana. My Mom's favorite way to enjoy these was warmed in the microwave with a dab of butter. They are also good with chocolate chips mixed in, or by adding a streusel topping."
"I made this recipe just as described and the muffins turned out great! I did add 1/2 cup of walnuts, which was a great addition. I highly recommend this for its ease!"
"This is a very good recipe that works up quick. I did substitute unsweetened applesauce for the oil which cuts down on the fat and calories and makes it very moist and tasty. This recipe is a keeper. :)"
"These muffins were moist and delicious. Very simple recipe and easy to make. I will make them again."
"Love, love love this recipe!! I have been making it for over a decade, and everytime I do, my family can't wait for them to come out of the oven. easy and delicious!!!"
"I have made this same recipe for at least 10 years. I got it out of my TOH magazine back then. They are easy to make and taste GREAT! A batch never lasts long around here!"
"Great recipe that was easy to prepare and used items that I normally have on hand. The muffins were excellent - moist and tasty. I will definitely make this recipe again...and again!"
"I made it tonight for my husband's snack once he comes home from work. We both love it!"
"I've made these muffins at least a dozen times. easy, tasty, and my family loves them. Great way to use those last few over-ripe bananas."
"Thanks so much for a delicious banana muffin that even I could make."
"Delicious, light and moist muffins! This is my family's new favorite muffin recipe, and my 5 yr old helped with every step. We made a double batch and used equal amounts mashed ripe plums (skins removed) and bananas, plus added a bit of ground ginger and cinnamon - best muffins we've ever made!"
"I love these muffins! to add my own twist, I placed 1/2 tsp of peanut butter in the middle for an added bonus! These are so simple to make; I have found a new use for browned bananas! Thank you!"
"As a new baker, I have had a few flops, but this was delicious! I added light sour cream and it came out very moist. will definitely use this recipe again."
"These are the best banana muffins. They come out perfectly every time and they are a big hit when I bring them in to work."
"Great recipe! I made as directed for the first batch & then changed it up for the second. In the second batch I substituted canned apple & raspberry pie fruit(same quantity as banana) for the banana & it worked just as perfectly."
"Don't let the word 'basic' confuse you. These are the best banana muffins I've ever made. I get compliments and requests for the recipe frequently. They are delicious!"
"Poor taste compaired to other recipes"
"My only concern is my will power to not eat too many. They are delicious!... and easy"
"I just tried these muffins, I added 1/2 of the flour with whole wheat and then I added chocolate chips, they are great."
"Yep, pretty basic."
"I reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup. These muffins keep great as a snack later in the day or for the next days lunch...if you can get them to last that long.I just throw the bananas in my mixing bowl and beat to mash, add remaining liquid ingredients and incorporate dry. Goes together so fast."
"Extremely simple and absolutely delicious!Why make complicated when we can make so simple ?"
"This should be called "Basic, but Delicious Banana Muffins" because these come out great everytime. Sometimes I add chocolate chips for an extra treat!"
"This is the best Banana muffin recipe I have made. I like to add 1/3 cup chopped pecans."
"Makes 7 large muffins"