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The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe

This really is The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe!  Simple ingredients, 2 bowls, and you can mix everything by hand!  Makes moist and delicious muffins!

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Yes, there are a million different recipes for banana muffins.  In fact I have a couple here on my blog already, but this recipe is by far the easiest and most delicious of them all.  How is it different you ask?  I guess I like this recipe because it has less sugar than the one I’ve been using for years, and it also has baking powder which I swear makes a difference in the bigger size of the muffins.  Plus this recipe can all be mixed by hand using only 2 bowls if you wanted.  I used a mixer out of habit, but you really could just mix the ingredients by hand, making this recipe so easy.  It’s a great one for kids to try out on their own!

The smell of banana muffins baking is one of life’s great pleasures.  It’s the smell of something delicious about to come out of the oven…mmmm warm banana muffins are a fave.  I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of this humble muffin.  I actually feel sad for people who don’t like them.  😉

The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe

 But seriously, you should try these.  They’re great for breakfast, snacks, and kids lunches.



The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


  • 4 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With a mixer combine the sugar and butter, then add the egg.
  3. Mix in the mashed banana.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the banana mixture and gently combine.
  6. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners, and evenly distribute the batter between the 12 liners.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe

Have a delicious day!


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  • Reply
    bucks county mom
    August 11, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    These look delicious.
    Hooray for simple and is that parchment paper? Genius!

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    August 19, 2015 at 4:39 AM

    Mmmm they look relish, banana muffins are a house hold fav of ours I’ll have to try this recipe

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    Chrissa - Physicall Kitchness
    August 26, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Oh these do look easy! My hubby LOVES banana bread but it gets so messy and crumbly when he takes it on the go. I will definitely be making these for him!

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    August 27, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Your banana muffins look great. how easy these seem to be to make. Pinned to try these. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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    Creatively Homespun
    September 1, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    YUM!!! Way to rock it this week!! Thank you for linking up at the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board!! I hope to see you again this week! xo!

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    April 4, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    These are so simple and delicious – my two year old’s favorite! I added some chocolate chips, which makes them extra popular! Making another batch now due to toddler demand! Thanks!

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    Michelle Spears
    March 28, 2017 at 10:08 AM

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    Simply put, I absolutely adore your website…it’s clean, basic and everything about it appeals to me…for some silly reason, it has a peaceful feeling to it…love your font choices, especially.

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    Now, I will happily browse around it – searching for an easy banana muffin recipe led me to this treasure!

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    Danna Hernandez
    July 14, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    5 stars
    Do you know how many calories in this muffin? They are delicious!

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    Carla Beavers
    January 13, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    5 stars
    I have made this recipe at least 10 times and it comes out perfect every time! I make these and put them in a large zip lock bag for our busy family to be able to grab on the way out the door for breakfast. My teenage daughter and husband love them. I made some for my brother-in-law who LOVES banana bread and he actually ate them for his dinner one night because he “could not wait until breakfast”. Thanks for sharing this quick, inexpensive and delicious recipe.

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      January 14, 2019 at 9:42 AM

      Oh that is so fantastic to hear Carla! They really are so delicious aren’t they?!

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