Banana Muffins


These delicious banana muffins are quick and easy for kids to make.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 muffins

Start your day in the most delicious way: With homemade banana muffins! This banana muffin recipe is beloved by the Allrecipes community because it's quick, delicious, and easy to customize.

How to Make Banana Muffins

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Banana Muffins Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make this top-rated banana muffin recipe:

· Flour: All-purpose flour adds structure to the banana muffin batter.
· Leaveners: Baking soda and baking powder act as leaveners, which means they help the muffins rise.
· Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
· Bananas: Of course, you'll need mashed bananas!
· Sugar: White sugar sweetens things up a bit.
· Egg: An egg binds the muffin batter together and lends moisture.
· Butter: Melted butter adds even more moisture and richness.

Optional mix-ins: chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit

How to Make Banana Muffins From-Scratch

Here's a very brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade banana muffins:

1. Sift the dry ingredients together in one bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.
2. Fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
3. Spoon the batter into prepared muffin tins. Bake the muffins in the preheated oven.

How Long to Bake Banana Muffins

In an oven preheated to 350 degrees F, a dozen banana muffins should be fully baked in 25 to 30 minutes. You'll know they're done when the top springs back when lightly pressed.

If you make mini muffins, decrease the baking time to 10 to 15 minutes.

How to Store Banana Muffins

Line an airtight storage container or zip-top bag with paper towels. Store the banana muffins in a single layer for up to four days.

Learn more: How to Store Muffins to Keep Them Fresh

Can You Freeze Banana Muffins?

Yes! Banana muffins freeze well. Wrap each muffin in storage wrap or foil, then transfer them to a zip-top freezer bag or another freezer-safe container. Freeze for two months. Thaw at room temperature or gently microwave them.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

These are my go-to muffins and I have been making this recipe for years," raves Shelby Bourbonnais, who adds chocolate chips and vanilla extract. "They are easy, moist, and delicious!"

"Love this recipe," says one Allrecipes community member. "Doubt I'll ever use a different one. I use it for muffins and loafs alike. Great with walnuts and/or chocolate chips."

"This is a great recipe," according to Glenn Melton. "I added a half teaspoon of almond extract and a cup of walnuts. Love it with a cup of coffee."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 large bananas, mashed

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.

  2. Mix bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a separate large bowl until well combined; fold in flour mixture until smooth. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 to 30 minutes. Cool briefly in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    a close up view of a single banana muffin with a couple more in soft focus behind.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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