These scrumptious banana bread muffins are soft and moist, and loaded with flavor. They are like mini banana breads in the form of perfectly individually portioned muffins. This quick and easy one-bowl recipe is guaranteed to be your new favorite! Banana bread muffins on a white plate and on a cake stand in the background.

Why this recipe is so great:

  • Quick and easy – All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together, pop it in the oven for about 20 minutes, and you’ve got freshly baked muffins!
  • One-bowl recipe – The fewer bowls to clean the better. This recipe only requires one bowl, so clean-up is a breeze.
  • Tastes like banana bread – These banana muffins have all the same great taste AND texture as banana bread, so they are true banana bread muffins and take less than half the time to make. The muffin tops are nice and crispy the day of. The crumb is soft and tender, and the taste is packed with sweet ripe banana flavor.

Overhead view of banana muffins on a cooling rack.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Bananas – about 4 medium
  • Granulated sugar – can be partially swapped with brown sugar
  • Vegetable oil – can be substituted with melted butter or any neutral tasting oil
  • An egg – a flax egg can be used as a vegan option
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour – can be partially replaced with soft whole wheat flour
  • Baking soda & salt

How to make banana bread muffins:

(the ingredient amounts are listed in the printable recipe card further below)

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, sugar, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla.
  2. Add the flour. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt on top.
  3. Stir everything together until just combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into a paper-lined muffin pan. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

process shots of how to make easy one-bowl banana muffins

Expert tip:

The riper the bananas, the more flavorful and naturally sweet these muffins are. So I usually let my bananas get completely brown. But if you are in a hurry for some ripe bananas, here are some tips: How to Quickly Ripen Bananas

FAQ:

How long to bake banana bread muffins?

Usually about 20-25 minutes at 350F or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Can you make banana bread into muffins?

Yes, just reduce the baking time to about 20-30 minutes depending on the recipe. Now, the interesting part is that the texture won’t be the same, it will actually be fluffier. So if you want to keep the texture the same, you have to reduce the amount of leavening agents and ingredients that rise like eggs.

Can you freeze banana bread muffins?

Yes, you can. Place the completely cooled muffins in a freezer-friendly ziplock bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or on the counter for 1-2 hours. Warm up in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes if desired.

Banana bread muffins on a white plate with one broken in half.

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One-Bowl Banana Bread Muffins


  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12

Description

These scrumptious banana bread muffins are soft and moist, and loaded with flavor. They are like mini banana breads in the form a muffin!


Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups overripe mashed bananas (about 4 medium)
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a regular-sized muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed bananas, sugar, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt on top.
  4. Stir everything together until just combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-5 days at room temperature.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: breakfast, snack
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana bread muffins

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