Homemade Banana Muffins

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I have not been in the kitchen very much as of late…my family can certainly attest to my absence. A few days ago, I noticed the bananas getting almost to the point of beyond saving and thought it best to make them into a tasty treat rather than throw away. I turned to my homemade recipe book and dug out a favorite for Banana Muffins.

I found it interesting when seeking a quick recipe in my authored books, not one had a single version for this muffin. The fact that I had it scrawled on a piece of paper and tucked in a plastic sleeve meant I searched before, came up empty handed and created one.

To save you the trouble, here is my version of yummy Banana Muffins. If you like walnuts, by all means add them in! These are great as breakfast, to enjoy with tea or coffee or as a snack in the lunch bag.

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Homemade Banana Muffins


  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients (all dry) in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In separate bowl, combine mashed bananas, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Pour banana mixture into dry ingredients. Stir until completely combined.
  5. With large cookie scoop, fill paper lined muffin tins half way. (You will yield approx. 16 muffins)
  6. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.
  7. Let cool on wire rack.

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About Kelly Pugliano

Kelly is a lifelong foodie who shares her love of cooking, baking & writing about it on this blog. All recipes & photographs are made in her home kitchen or enjoyed during travels near & far. She has been featured on EverydayFamily.com, iBlog Magazine and Capital Region Living Magazine.


  1. says

    I love banana muffins! This recipe looks easy- I might try to make these today since I have everything but the canola oil- can I swap out olive oil or veg oil?

  2. says

    I am a HUGE fan of banana muffins and these look easy and delicious! I need a fast breakfast for my kids that are having the hardest time getting out the door with something healthy to eat. I am really excited because I just looked and I have everything here to make these tomorrow! Thanks for the idea. :)
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    • says

      I love banana muffins too…but I don’t like how store types are too sweet leaving that weird taste in your mouth. You know what I mean? These are just right…and will make the perfect on-the-go breakfast for the kids!

  3. says

    YUM (as I have several browning bananas in my kitchen right now!)–

    I have a banana BREAD recipe I love that calls for sour cream. I was hesitant at first, but I think it really helps it stay moist. My kids love it (but they refuse the walnuts, sigh. when will they wise up?!), but muffins are so easy for quick school morning breakfasts for them. I should do this more often.



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