Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

My boys love to bring banana muffins

to school for lunch or snacks.

Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

And since my mother in law makes a delicious banana bread (and muffins),

I thought I would share her easy recipe with you!

We usually make the muffins because they are easy to grab and go!

Easy Banana Muffins/Bread


1/2 cup butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs

4 ripe bananas

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 1/4 cup flour

1/4 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream together the 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar.  Add 2 large eggs and mix.  Mash 4 ripe bananas and add 1 tsp vanilla.  Add that mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and beat.  Mix together 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/3 cup of buttermilk and add to batter.  Slowly add 1 1/4 cup of flour and stir in the nuts.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes.

(Makes about 2 dozen)

For bread:

Fill a standard loaf pan and bake for 1 hour

Sometimes I add a cream cheese frosting.  The muffins are nice and moist on their own but the frosting makes them more cupcake-like!

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)

1 cup of confectioner’s sugar

1 tsp vanilla extra

Beat all ingredients until fluffy

Note:  You can add more sugar to make it sweeter but this is the combination that seems to work for us.

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  1. Brandi
    March 7, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    They look delicious, Shelley! Thanks for sharing your MIL's recipe! Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Vel Criste
    March 7, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Have to try this! I LOVE anything Banana! Thanks Shelley!

  3. Traci Hutton
    March 7, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    Baking with bananas is the best! I'll be pinning this!

  4. Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    March 8, 2014 / 1:00 am

    Hi Shelley, These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.Hugs,Sherry

  5. pam {simple details}
    March 8, 2014 / 3:08 am

    Thanks Shelley, I bet my son would love this in his lunch, too! Have a great weekend!

  6. bj
    March 8, 2014 / 10:54 am

    Ummm, I do love muffins of any kind…and banana makes them so moist. I'll be trying your recipe when I get some ripe bananas…:)xo bj

  7. Sherry Calamia
    March 9, 2014 / 6:14 am

    Thanks for the recipe… I have to try this one! I love banana bread and muffins!

  8. Penny @ The Comforts of Home
    March 11, 2014 / 1:15 am

    I love banana bread and have not tried to make muffins. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing this on Tasty Tuesday!

  9. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    March 11, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Oh I will definitely make these. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Natasha In Oz
    March 15, 2014 / 2:56 am

    Thanks so much for sharing this post at the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I just pinned it.Hope to see you again this weekend!Best wishes,Natasha in Oz

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