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Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

Banana Lovers’ Banana Muffin Recipe

by Regan

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If you love bananas, you will love these banana muffins. Made with almost 3 cups of bananas, these moist and chewy muffins (or banana bread) are moist, delicious perfection.

Bananas have always reminded me of my grandmother. Even to this day, she still eats a banana every day with her breakfast so when I smell a banana that is at the peak of perfection, I think of her.

Unfortunately, bananas have a very small window of perfection and if they go even a day past that perfection they become bread or muffins. Not that I’m complaining! Banana muffins are pretty amazing and this banana muffin recipe is for those of you who really love bananas. If you prefer, this same recipe also makes a banana bread.

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For this recipe, which you can find at the end of this post, you will need: about four very ripe bananas, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, a stick of butter, brown sugar, two eggs, vanilla extract, and cinnamon if desired.

Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

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First, the fun part. Mashing bananas! Take 2 2/3 cup of bananas, which is usually about four bananas, give or take based on size, and mash them in a bowl. I like to use a potato masher, but you could use a fork.

Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

Once the bananas are mashed, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon) in a separate bowl. The cinnamon is optional and a fairly new addition to this recipe, but I think it gives the finished product a subtle little kick.

Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

Now for the wet ingredients. For you novice bakers out there, sugar is considered a wet ingredient and is to be added in this step along with the butter, eggs, and vanilla. Once those ingredients are combined, add the mashed bananas until combined and slowly beat in the dry ingredients about a half cup at a time.

If making banana bread, pour the batter into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. If making muffins, line your muffin pan with cupcake/muffin papers or spray with nonstick cooking spray and fill the cups about 3/4 of the way full.

Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

Bake muffins for about 18 minutes, checking them after 16 minutes since ovens and muffins tins vary. If you are making a bread, bake for about an hour, checking it after about 50 minutes.

Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

When you’re done you will have moist, delicious banana muffins that are full of delicious banana flavor. I usually double this recipe so I have some muffins or a loaf of banana bread for the freezer if they even make it that far. These muffins usually go really fast in my house.

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Banana Lovers’ Banana Muffin Recipe

Banana Lovers’ Banana Muffin Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional_
  • 1 stick, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 2/3 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a cupcake pan with muffin/cupcake papers or spray with nonstick cooking spray OR lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
  4. Add flour mixture slowly, about 1/2 cup at a time until combined.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan or muffin pan filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes for muffins, and about 60 minutes for a bread or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then place on a wire rack to finish cooling.


Banana Lovers' Banana Muffin recipe

If you love bananas, you will love these banana muffins. Made with almost 3 cups of bananas, these moist and chewy muffins (or banana bread) are moist, delicious perfection.

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7 comments

7 comments

thewriteDuffy July 8, 2015 - 2:06 pm

Lol, it’s so true. You buy bananas and they are green so you have to wait, and wait, and wait, then they’re ok to eat but oh wait, nope they’re brown! But hey, banana bread — what a delicious consequence to such an annoying problem!
I always stick my browning bananas in the freezer until I have a bunch to make a ton banana bread, then stick the extra bread in the freezer for later too; works great.
Thanks for the recipe, will try it out for sure!

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Amanda G January 8, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Excited to try this! I bought way too many bananas for how quickly they’re ripening and I wasn’t sure what to do but now I know!

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Regan January 8, 2016 - 10:32 pm

These are my kids’ favorite muffins. I hope you like them as much as we do!

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Jackie January 12, 2016 - 6:15 am

I love that this recipe calls for brown sugar cinnamon and vanilla! Lot of extra flavor with this muffin. My toddlers love them, and they smell so good. I also like that the batter lasts longer not just 12 muffins- I can make more with it.

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Regan January 12, 2016 - 8:08 am

Thank you for coming back to let me know how they worked out for you. I’m so glad you liked them!

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Liz Harring July 24, 2016 - 11:21 pm

I have already made 4 batches of these!! They are amazing and my kids love them!!!

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Regan July 25, 2016 - 8:20 am

I’m so glad you like them! They are a huge favorite in our house, too.

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