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Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

This easy banana muffin recipe makes one of the nicest banana muffins I have tried.

There is just something warm and homey about banana muffins.

Make it Even Healthier:

Banana muffins are fairly healthy to begin with and this recipe adds buttermilk and walnuts, two very healthy ingredients. You can make it even healthier by replacing at least 1/2 of the all-purpose flour in the recipe with whole wheat flour. I always recommend sifting whole wheat flour before using it. It makes it a bit lighter.

This is one of the best banana recipes and a great way to use up over ripe bananas.

Almost everyone loves banana muffins. What’s not to like?

Of course if you don’t like or can’t tolerate walnuts, simply leave them out, or replace them with an equal amount of raisins or pecans.

Muffins are wonderful for breakfast, or with a salad for lunch.

They make great healthy snacks too! Kids love them and it is another way to sneak fruit into them.

Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

There is just something warm and homey about banana muffins. This is an easy but yummy banana muffin recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 231 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter, or margarine, softened, 1 stick
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 2 bananas, large, ripe, mashed
  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Beat together butter and sugar at medium speed of mixer or by hand, until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well each time. Add bananas and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Alternate stirring in part of the flour mixture and part of the buttermilk into the egg mixture until all is added and mixture is just moistened.
  • Do not overmix. Batter will not look completely smooth.
  • Stir in nuts and vanilla.
  • Grease 12 standard size muffin tins or use paper cupcake cups.
  • Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake 15-18 minutes until lightly golden. Cool muffin pan slightly before turning out the muffins. Cool muffins on a rack a bit more.


Calories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 323mgPotassium: 171mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 106IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Makes 12 medium size muffins. Great served warm with butter!


  • Use very ripe bananas for extra sweetness. This is a great recipe for using up those bananas that are a bit riper than you enjoy eating fresh.

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Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

1 thought on “Easy Banana Muffin Recipe”

  1. These comments were left by visitors to the older version of this site:

    Great recipe!

    by Jody
    (Banff, Alberta, Canada)

    Very good muffins! The kids loved them and they disappeared quickly. Light and fluffy texture. I added a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. They are not as healthy as the muffins I usually make, but are a yummy treat.


    Denise’s New Banana Muffin Recipe

    by Denise
    (Campbellton, N.B Canada)

    your recipe is perfect but I changed a few things because I lost 70 pounds and watch what I put in recipes…..

    Instead of butter/marg I put olive oil…..instead of 2 eggs I put 1 large plus 2 Tbsp. egg whites…instead of 2 c. flour I put 1c. whole wheat flour/all bran and bran buds which I grounded and flaxseed grounded….instead of sugar I put honey and applesauce……instead of buttermilk I put skim milk and the rest of the ingredients as is…..SUPER WOW !!!!!!



    These are yummy banana muffins!


    Betty Crocker wanna b!

    by Tricia

    This recipe was definitely easy to make. I revised it somewhat by not adding walnuts or cream – substituted with 1/2 cup of 2% evaporated milk, a dash of orange zest and a minute squirt of its juices.

    I would rate it 3 1/2 out of 5 for taste. It wasn’t as fluffy as it looks online. I was hoping for more of a cake like texture. It’s slightly soft, greasy an sweet but overall it’s good!


    mm yumm

    by amanda

    i used 3 bananas instead of 2 and i used brown sugar ,also used one cup of whole wheat flour and one cup or white and they turned out perfect!



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