Breakfast & Brunch

Quick Banana Muffins

Posted: March 5

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10-12 servings

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These Quick Banana Muffins are melt-in-your-mouth soft and buttery! They have the perfect amount of cinnamon spice for a touch of warmth. They’re even naturally sweet from the ripe bananas. Quick Banana Muffins can be made in 30 minutes or less, so you can have breakfast ready in a hurry. Best of all, these muffins are totally customizable! Add pecans, walnuts, or chocolate chips for extra deliciousness, if you like!


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 large ripe bananas, about 1 and 1/2 cups, mashed
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup walnuts, optional chopped, 1 cup pecans, optional, chopped,
1 cup chocolate chips


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or use cupcake liners.

Step 3

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together, using a whisk, in a medium bowl. Set it aside.

Step 4

In a large bowl and using a hand-mixing tool on medium speed, whisk the mashed bananas, melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and milk together.

Step 5

Pour the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredient mixture, whisking until it is combined. The batter should be thick.

Step 6

Fold in the walnuts, pecans, and chocolate chips.

Step 7

Pour the batter into the prepared cups of the muffin tin, filling them to the top.

Step 8

Bake the muffin time for 5 minutes before reducing the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

Step 9

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 16-18 minutes.

Step 10

For mini muffins, bake at 350 degrees F for about 12-14 minutes.

Step 11

Let the muffins cool for about 5 minutes in the muffin pan.

Step 12

Move them to a rack to finish cooling.

Step 13


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