These cute as a button Banana Bread Muffins are a refreshing way to use up overripe bananas you can't bear to throw away. The dense banana infused batter has a depth of flavor from just a hint of cinnamon added to the mix. They bake in a snap finishing with a gorgeous golden exterior and fluffy in the middle texture. They're easy-to-prepare and make a cuppa tea or java sing. Serve them any time of day you're in the mood for a sweet homemade treat with no fancy ingredients required.
Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
I love how changing the shape of something changes the way people look at it. Muffins have to be round, right? Not always however, this recipe will work in a standard muffin tin, too. Being a frugal girl at heart it makes me feel warm and fuzzy when I get the opportunity to use as an ingredient in a recipe bananas that are overripe and not suitable for much else. While my boys do love eating bananas as is, invariably a few will be left behind.
Overripe Bananas are a Baking Opportunity
Overripe bananas give me all the reason I need to whip-up a loaf of banana bread, or another family favorite, my chocolate chip peanut butter banana cake. There's nothing better than homemade goodies ready to be enjoyed fresh from the oven and it always brings the family running to the kitchen. Don't ever let rip bananas go to waste, you may also like to checkout this collection of 18 Creative Ways To Use Overripe Bananas and Blueberry Banana Bread from Dishes Dinners and Desserts for more baking inspiration.
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Banana Bread Muffins
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 medium ripe bananas mashed to equal 1 cup
- 2 large eggs beaten
- ½ cup butter melted (1 stick)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Liberally spray a 12-cup muffin tin with baking spray or use cupcake liners. Set aside.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl use a whisk to sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the bananas, eggs, butter and vanilla. Use a large non stick spatula to mix until fully combined.
- Divide the batter evenly between the wells in the muffin tin. (Tip: An ice cream scoop works best)
- Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean.
- Cool for 15 minutes in the muffin tin then remove to a rack to cool completely.
- Store chilled or at room temperature in an air tight container.
This is my ALL TIME GO TO banana muffins recipe. Everybody raves about them and I love them. Wondering if the recipe could be converted to make a loaf.
Thank you so much! I'm sure you could adapt it, sure.
I generally add 1/4-1/2 cup of sour cream to my sweet bread or muffins It adds moisture. You can also use yogurt.
Great recipe. I made them this morning and the were very moist and delicious. I found the square muffin pan on Amazon!
Oh yay, I'm happy you loved these and found the pan!
I’ve been looking for the prefect banana bread/muffin recipe and i happens to stumble upon this and let me tell you.... I had to bake the bananas to ripen them and then I followed your recipe, BEST BREAD EVER!! these were the exact flavor and texture I was looking for!!
Thank you so much!
Lucious muffins. Where did u get the paper liners for the square pan?
You can get them at craft stores like Michael's or cake decorating supply stores.
Delicious! Subtitled the sugar for maple syrup and use whole meal flour. I’m also added some blueberries
Just made the muffins very easy and taste great
Thanks so much!
Super easy to put together, and they smell like they will be a great quarantine treat for my kiddos! I was actually able to get 16 standard cupcake size muffins out of it! Yay!
Hi Jennifer, I love you were able to stretch the batter a bit. My square muffin pan openings are a little bit larger, hence the difference. These freeze like a dream, too. Stay well!
Made these muffins at 5:30 AM and they are delicious! Moist and just the right amount of banana flavor. My husband gives them 👍👍👍. Making more for the freezer with my left over ripe bananas today!
Hi Tish, how wonderful, thank you so much!
Gina D from Texas
Can you add nuts and make them mini banana nut breads?
Sure, go for it!
Excellent Recipes - ingredients that are always available. Your recipes are so useful. Thanks for
the printable recipes. GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much, I'm delighted you're finding some to enjoy!
Made this yesterday. It was delicious!
I love these too, thanks!
When using a normal cupcake/muffin pan, is the cooking time still the same?! I can't wait to make these!
Yes, it should be.
Thank you so much for some great ideas. I can not wait to try them.I'm sure you have great grilling idea's 2. I can not wait 2 try some new recipes. Thank you
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