My staple go-to recipe for overripe bananas! The key to super moist muffins is to mix the batter until only just combined, and not to over bake.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin.

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  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together in a small bowl.

  • Mash bananas in a large bowl. Mix in white sugar, melted butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Fold in flour mixture until just combined. Fold walnuts into the batter.

  • Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

196.1 calories; 2.9 g protein; 30.7 g carbohydrates; 29.1 mg cholesterol; 286.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2018
2.27.17 These muffins baked up beautifully, exactly 12. Seriously, I think these may be the best banana muffins I’ve ever had. They are super moist, tender, and just bursting with banana flavor in every bite Followed the recipe to the letter and wouldn’t change a thing. House of Cochrane thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, it’s going into my Favorites folder.****UPDATE 6.6.18: This is one of my favorite muffin recipes, and I make it often. Today I had some VERY ripe bananas which needed to be used up, and a few blueberries. I dusted the blueberries with a little flour and added them to the batter. Baked up beautifully and made the muffins taste even better. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2018
I follow the recipe and no changes at all it was the first time trying them they were blend and hardly no flavor. Next time I will add more cinnamon sugar or applesauce. Even my brother in law(is a big fan of banana muffins and sweets) didn't like it Read More
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314 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 281
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2018
2.27.17 These muffins baked up beautifully, exactly 12. Seriously, I think these may be the best banana muffins I’ve ever had. They are super moist, tender, and just bursting with banana flavor in every bite Followed the recipe to the letter and wouldn’t change a thing. House of Cochrane thanks for sharing this awesome recipe, it’s going into my Favorites folder.****UPDATE 6.6.18: This is one of my favorite muffin recipes, and I make it often. Today I had some VERY ripe bananas which needed to be used up, and a few blueberries. I dusted the blueberries with a little flour and added them to the batter. Baked up beautifully and made the muffins taste even better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2017
3-30-2017 ~A solid performer. Given these are light and fluffy, not dense with a tight crumb like a typical banana muffin or banana bread, this would be one to remember when you want a banana cake (um, with chocolate frosting). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2017
I've made the same banana bread recipe forever and decided to make muffins instead. I tried this one because the ratings and reviews were so high. The only thing I did different was used pecans instead of walnuts--personal preference. These muffins are AMAZING. My family loved them more than my banana bread, which is huge! I have to say, I do too. They're nice and very flavorful...a great breakfast or snack. I think I'll be making these instead of my bread going forward. LOVED THEM! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2017
The first time I used 3 small banannas came out a little dry, but the second time my banannas were much larger and they were perfect about 1.5 cups of mashed bannana. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2018
These are rightfully 5 star muffins. Easy to make, few ingredients, and are moist, delightfully banana-y, and are perfect for breakfast or snacks. I wish there was a better measurement that simply 3 bananas, because they vary a lot in size, but I had two very ripe ones and some that were not so ripe. I cut one of the yellow ones into small dice size and folded them in with the mashed, and it added some extra texture. I recommend these to anyone who is starting out learning to bake. Second take, my husband said they were a little too sweet. I cut back the white sugar and used a little more than 1/2 c brown sugar. I also added about a quarter cup of oatmeal, and they were perfect. These will go into the muffin rotation without a doubt. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2019
This recipe is a great start. However I gradually added more bananas until I got up to 6 bananas and that was the perfect number. If you only do the bananas in this recipe, it doesn't really taste like banana muffins. I also replaced the nuts with 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips. Then they were the best banana muffins I ever made and everyone keeps asking for them again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2018
Awesome. Made 12 medium muffins that lasted less than 24hrs. Will definitely keep in my recipe box Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2019
These were AMAZING!!!!! It really helps if you add ginger in place of the cinnamon. My mom loves them!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2017
These were light and delicious! I normally dislike when people make revisions and substitutions and then rate but I had to substitute canola oil for butter (didn't realize I was out of it) and I substituted chocolate chips for the nuts (dear daughter doesn't like nuts). We all agreed it would be better without the chocolate chips. Her friend liked them with the chips. My husband said next time we will add nuts to half. All in all the muffin mix itself was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/24/2018
I follow the recipe and no changes at all it was the first time trying them they were blend and hardly no flavor. Next time I will add more cinnamon sugar or applesauce. Even my brother in law(is a big fan of banana muffins and sweets) didn't like it Read More
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