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Easy Banana Muffins – These simple, quick to make muffins are perfect for baking with children, deliciously moist and make a yummy treat or a breakfast on the go.

easy banana muffins recipe

I first blogged about these banana muffins way back in 2015, and they still are one of the most popular recipes on my blog. I thought it was about time that they had a bit of a facelift as I still make them every couple of weeks with George and Harri.

I mean, what’s not to like?

  1. So easy to make – These banana muffins are the perfect intro to baking with kids. Just seven ingredients and in 30 minutes they are ready.
  2. Uses up leftovers – Over ripe bananas make the best muffins, so there is no need to throw those lingering brown bananas away.
  3. Packed lunches for the week – These muffins are the perfect make ahead snack.

FAQs about the Banana Muffin Recipe


These Banana Muffins should take around 18 minutes to cook, once out of the oven they should look golden and springy on top.

To make sure they are properly cooked, take a metal skewer and put it into the centre of the muffin. When you pull out the skewer it should be clean. If there is any batter on your skewer return the Banana Muffins to the oven for a few more minutes.

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Top tips for making the Banana Muffins recipe:
  • These banana muffins will keep in an airtight container for 3 days, and they can also be cooked, and once cooled frozen for up to one month, before defrosting fully at room temperature.
  • If you have enough brown bananas to sink a ship and no time to cook the muffins you can also freeze the whole bananas in their skins and defrost when you have time to bake.
  • This basic recipe makes a great base for lots of other muffin flavours. You could try adding in blueberries, raspberries or chopped apples.

Fancy some other sweet treats? Check out my:

how to make banana muffins

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this Banana Muffins recipe. Please rate the recipe and leave me a comment below if you do.


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Banana Muffins

Easy Banana Muffins – These simple, quick to make muffins are perfect for baking with toddlers, deliciously moist and make a yummy treat or a breakfast on the go
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Banana Muffins


  • 3 Very ripe, peeled and mashed bananas
  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 175 ml Oil
  • 250 g Plain flour
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 100 g Milk chocolate chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Mix the bananas, eggs and oil together with a whisk until everything is combined (it will look lumpy!)
  • Add the flour, caster sugar, baking powder and chocolate chips. Whisk everything together until there are no flour lumps.
  • Scoop the banana muffins into 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tray.
  • Bake for 15 – 18 minutes until golden and springy.


Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 58IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    OMG, first time I have used oil in baking. I tweaked a little and added vanilla essence and substituted caster with soft brown sugar along with mixed choc chips. A blinder of a recipe and so easy to make. Nom nom x

  2. 5 stars
    Hi just want to thank you for the recipe, I’m normally terrible at baking but these came out looking perfect and they taste amazing x

  3. Ii made the muffins last. They are beautiful and most on the inside. My kids and my partner loved them so much I made more.

  4. 5 stars
    I made these this morning as I wanted a quicker bake than a whole loaf cake. Wow!! Crispy outsides, delicious fluffy insides, really impressed. I will definitely make again! Thank you 😊

  5. 5 stars
    So easy to make with the children and they love them! Lovely healthier alternative to the normal sweet treats. These are a firm favourite of ours 😊

  6. 5 stars
    Really great recipe. I filled the muffins 3/4 of the way and I substituted the butter with coconut oil (I didn’t have enough butter) – they came out really well! Very moist and bouncy. Made many variations of banana cakes / muffins and this was my favourite batch.