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Banana bread muffins, recipe for banana bread, homemade banana bread, homemade banana bread muffins

I make banana bread or banana bread muffins quite often, primarily because it’s an easy extra snack I can take to work with me. It’s quite nice to open my lunch box around 1 or 2pm and find a slice of banana bread or a muffin there, in addition to the actual lunch. Makes my lunch breaks that much more enjoyable!

Banana bread muffins, recipe for banana bread, homemade banana bread, homemade banana bread muffins

If you have kids, they will surely appreciate a banana bread muffin in their lunch box, too!

Banana bread muffins, recipe for banana bread, homemade banana bread, homemade banana bread muffins


This is a very simple and reliable recipe that I use all the time with simple ingredients found in any house. The muffins turn out great every time!

Banana bread muffins, recipe for banana bread, homemade banana bread, homemade banana bread muffins

I like to use very ripe bananas that are very dark on the outside and already so soft that it’s effortless to mash them. Baking in a muffin pan gives each muffin a nice, darker crust which is delicious to munch on! Sometimes, I add chopped apples to the batter – makes these muffin even yummier!

Banana bread muffins, recipe for banana bread, homemade banana bread, homemade banana bread muffins

Banana bread muffins, recipe for banana bread, homemade banana bread, homemade banana bread muffins

Banana bread muffins

Banana bread muffins


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Butter a muffins pan or place muffin/cupcake cups into a muffin pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add melted butter, milk, sugar and mix with a fork or a spoon to combine. Add an egg and continue mixing until well-blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix to blend the ingredients but do not over-mix.
  5. Pour the batter into the muffin pan. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan when cool enough to handle.



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  • [email protected] May 10, 2014, 4:31 am

    Can’t beat a good muffin with my cappuccino! This one is perfectly brown on the outside and banana-sweet-and-moist on the inside! Kids’ favorite, you are right.
    🙂 ela

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) May 10, 2014, 5:46 am

    Banana bread…king of quick bread! I love these in muffin form. Great for breakfast on the go.

  • Jacqueline Meldrum May 10, 2014, 6:09 am

    Those muffins look amazing. It has been a while since a muffin made me want to reach out and grab it.

  • Jess @ whatjessicabakednext May 10, 2014, 6:45 am

    These banana bread muffins look right up my street! Definitely make a great recipe on the go! 🙂

  • Monique May 10, 2014, 8:40 am

    Everything you make looks perfect Julia:)

  • Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking May 10, 2014, 9:25 am

    I can always count on you to have the best banana bread recipes! This one looks to be no exception! Love the lack of muffin liner to amp up the crunch!!

  • Laura Dembowski May 10, 2014, 11:40 am

    Banana bread and banana muffins are always a hit. These look so moist and sound very easy to make!

  • I have been always a fan of banana bread. Making it as muffins was very smart. It is small and easy to carry everywhere. It is also a treat without the guilt! It si great to be back here. I missed you, girl!

  • Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily May 10, 2014, 4:12 pm

    These look perfect with coffee for breakfast or any time of the day!

  • Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine May 10, 2014, 5:53 pm

    Who doesn’t like banana bread? And what a great idea to make it muffin-style! They look so moist Julia!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods May 10, 2014, 7:58 pm

    I love banana bread! My guys get seriously excited when ever I say I am making some. I usually make it in a loaf, but I’m loving the muffins. I wanna open my lunch box and see these inside 😀

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy May 10, 2014, 8:04 pm

    Drool! These look good.

  • Monica May 10, 2014, 8:41 pm

    I’ve come to appreciate and love bananas so much in the last few years! Those brown/caramelized edges all around look so good!

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan May 10, 2014, 11:01 pm

    I like using bananas that are super soft on the inside too! These muffins look so delicious and moist Julia!

  • Matt Robinson May 11, 2014, 1:21 am

    To me, the BEST part of these muffins is that with every bite, you get a little more crust than you would if you simply made banana bread. Love everything about this and is now on my to-make list. Thanks!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 11, 2014, 7:15 pm

    banana bread muffins sound like the perfect treat to open your lunchbox to!

  • laurasmess May 11, 2014, 11:27 pm

    I don’t think I’d be able to wait until lunchtime for this lovely muffin, I’d be cracking open the lunchbox by 10am! Lovely to have a treat that’s full of wholesome banana though. I’m a long time banana bread fan and the idea of making muffin-sized portions is fantastic Julia! xx

  • Tash May 12, 2014, 4:05 am

    Oh I love banana loaf, probably more than bananas themselves! I sometimes add walnuts to mine, as I love them too, but for some reason had never thought of making them muffin-shaped, which would be easier to take out and about. Very delicious 🙂

  • Jill @ Vintage Kitchen May 17, 2014, 11:07 am

    My husband LOVES banana bread! I’ve been spending more time at work these days. I’m def making these! I agree, my lunchtime will be much more pleasurable with your banana bread muffins!

  • MySecretJourney December 17, 2015, 8:25 am

    How many regular sized muffins does this recipe make? Thanks!

  • Kim March 23, 2016, 10:49 pm

    Mine came out very pale on top. It didn’t have that shiny caramelized look. Did I under bake or do something wrong? Could I brush on some sugar water?

  • M April 24, 2016, 5:21 pm

    About 12 I would say.

  • Sandra August 22, 2016, 12:20 pm

    These are really easy to make especially without having to use a mixer. They need more than 25 minutes to cook though. The time just rang and they are still white. So i cooked them 10 minutes longer and then 3 minutes on convection to help brown them. I’ll let you know how they turn out. Maybe they should cook at 375 instead? Did others have this issue too?

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