Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

Does your family love banana muffins?  My boys are big fans and even prefer them over other after school snacks.  Obviously, I’m thrilled when they choose healthier options!

Today, I’m sharing our easy banana muffin recipe with you!

easy banana muffin recipe

 

Years ago, my mother in law shared this recipe with me.  Most of the time, she made banana bread but also converted the recipe to make muffins.  In our home, we prefer the muffin option because muffins are easy to just grab and go!  I’ll include both versions below for you.

Easy Banana Muffins Recipe:

Ingredients:

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)

To Make Banana Bread instead:

Follow the above ingredients and then just 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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10 Comments

  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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