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The Ultimate Banana Bread Muffins

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


What’s better than banana bread? Banana Bread Muffins! All it takes is a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes to make these super moist muffins. The vegan recipe uses only one bowl for the hand mixed batter. This will be your go-to muffin recipe.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup oil ~ I use either canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 very ripe and large bananas ~ about 2 cups mashed
  • sanding sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with muffin liners (these 4 ounce paper cups are my favorite). Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except for the sanding sugar. Stir lightly 15 to 20 times or until the ingredients are just moistened. There will still be a few small lumps.
  3. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups.
  4. Sprinkle with the sanding sugar.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. The muffins are done when the tops bounce back slightly when lightly touched or the internal temperature is 205 degrees F on a digital thermometer.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a cooling rack.
  7. Store in a covered container for up to 2 days.


  • This one bowl recipe could not be easier to make. I love these cute 4 ounce paper cups for making muffins. Just a tip, cut a small notch on 2 sides of each cup to make unmolding the muffins a snap.
  • When adding the bananas to the bowl, make sure to squeeze out the peels. They are full of banana juice and add tons of flavor to the muffins.
  • Don’t overmix the muffin batter. You want to just stir and mix the ingredients until they are moistened ~ about 15 to 20 light stirs.
  • The easiest and neatest way to fill the cups in the muffin pan is to use a large cookie scoop.
  • A digital thermometer takes the guess work out of knowing when the banana bread muffins are baked to perfection. The internal temperature of muffins should be about 205 degrees F when baked.
  • Add ins to the banana bread muffins are fun. Try adding about 3/4 to 1 cup of dark chocolate chips, blueberries, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, or coconut.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake in oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 237
  • Sugar: 16.6 g
  • Sodium: 302 mg
  • Fat: 9.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: banana muffins, banana muffins easy, muffins, baking

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