Banana Muffins

Everything you love about banana bread in muffin form! Moist, fluffy banana muffins sprinkled with a little cinnamon and sugar on top are a family favorite.

Banana Muffins aka Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread is one of my favorite snacks of all time. Sometimes instead of banana bread loaves, I like to make banana muffins instead! They are a little easier to make if you’re wanting to feed a crowd or have a grab-and-go snack. Banana bread muffins are great for throwing into school lunches or grabbing a couple for breakfast on your way out the door to work (along with our Lemon Poppyseed Muffins and Blueberry Muffins).

Today’s muffins are just as easy to make as banana bread loaves – if not even easier! You’ll just need a muffin tin instead of bread loaf pans. The cook time is a little different so be sure to pay attention to oven temperature and how long it takes to cook the muffins.

How to Make Banana Muffins

How to Make Banana Muffins

Make sure you have three large bananas that are VERY ripe. They need to be almost black on the outside. The more ripe the banana, the better tasting banana muffins! Take the peels off the bananas and put them into a bowl. With a potato masher or two forks, get mashing! Mash up the bananas so they are easier to mix in the muffin batter.

Start by mixing your dry ingredients in a bowl – the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, mix your bananas, eggs, sugar, and melted butter. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.

In a separate little bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. After you have poured the batter into greased muffins tins (or use cupcake tins!), sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of each muffin cup.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. If you want to do mini muffins bake those for 10-15 minutes.

Easy Banana Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Want to make these muffins even more delicious?? Try throwing in a cup of chocolate chips to the batter!

Sometimes chocolate chips can sink to the bottom of the batter. To make sure this doesn’t happen, coat the chocolate chips in a little flour before adding them to the batter. Make sure to add the chocolate chips last to the batter. Any chocolate chips will work – milk chocolate, semi sweet, dark chocolate. You could even do mini chocolate chips.

Feel free to leave off the cinnamon and sugar mixture if you would rather have the banana muffins plain. You can also add chopped walnuts to the batter to make these banana NUT muffins (a muffin version of our Banana Nut Bread). OR make our banana crumb muffins with a delicious streusel top. So tasty!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

How to store banana muffins?

Storing Banana Muffins are easy. Just place in an air-tight container or Ziploc bag and leave on the counter for up to 4 days. This can be extended a few days if stored in the fridge.

How to freeze banana muffins?

These banana muffins freeze wonderfully! Just put them into a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and keep them in the freezer until you need them. We typically let them thaw on the counter and often put them in the microwave just to give them a little warmth before enjoying. 😉

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Banana Muffins Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Everything you love about banana bread in muffin form! Moist, fluffy banana muffins sprinkled with a little cinnamon and sugar on top are a family favorite.
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 83 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 lg bananas mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter melted

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture


  • In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter. Fold in flour mixture, and stir until smooth. Scoop batter into greased muffin cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Bake mini muffins for 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I had to give these a try, since I had banana’s to use up & they were so soft & delicious! I love the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top! I had to add a little bit of chocolate chips too.

  2. 5 stars
    Banana bread in a muffin tin! So moist and definetly worth a try. I always keep ripe baNanas in my freezer for this reason alone. If you want to change them up just add a fAvorite ingredienT.

  3. 5 stars
    Why have i never thought to add cinnamon and sugar to the top of banana muffins before?! It was a delicious addition!

  4. 5 stars
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