Banana Muffins

Total Time:
45 min
20 min
25 min

12 muffins

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups smashed bananas (about 4 to 6 bananas)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly brush a 12-muffin tin with butter and set aside.

Whisk the flour, baking soda, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl; set aside.

Whisk the banana, oil, milk, eggs, salt, and vanilla in a large measuring cup with a spout or another bowl.

Make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the center; then stir with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are moistened but still lumpy. Do not overmix the batter or your muffins will come out dense. Gently stir in the nuts. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin.

Put the muffins in the oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking. (Insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin to check if it is done. Toothpick should come out clean). Cool muffins in the pan on a rack for a couple minutes. Turn the muffins out of the pan and cool on the rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Just okay. They were pretty bland, but I think that's because the recipe doesn't call for enough salt. I'll try again with more salt and more cinnamon. P.S. I used VERY ripe bananas, so that was not the issue. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was quick and easy to make. Based on other reviews, I added 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. They were not too sweet, which was perfect because we ate them with jam after reading the book If You Give Moose a Muffin. Good recipe. I made mini muffins at 13 minutes. I will make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were absolutely delicious! I cannot believe all the hoopla from people who said this was bland. I made it as recipe stated and the muffins were light, flavorful and had a nice, brown top from the brown sugar. I think the key is to use very ripe bananas for the best taste. This will be my go-to recipe for banana muffins from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These muffins are very easy to make. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loved helping me. She also loves them! They're not too sweet making them perfect for kids. The muffins came out moist, fluffy with a nice crisp top. I added 1/2 cup less sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are NOT banana bread or banana cupcake sweet like muffins. If you are thinking that, move along. I thougbt they had an honest banana flavor not overwhelmed by sugar and oil. I made the recipe AS IS. I baked them in a mini muffin pan for 13 minutes. Those bad boys came right out. Not going crazy with the mixing really helps them not be crumbly. The muffins are much denser than a cupcake with the recipe as written above. I split the muffins in halves, toasted them on a cookie sheet, then put fresh berries just lightly tossed with real whipped cream on them. Yum! I did not use nuts, as I'm allergic to them. So grateful I found a banana recipe without 1 cup of oil and 2 cups sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very, very bland. There is no taste to my muffins at all. I can see where adding chocolate chips would make them a lot better but next time I make a banana muffin I will look for a different recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family LOVES when I make this recipe. I follow the recipe exactly, but instead of nuts, I add an entire 10 oz bag of chocolate chips. Chocolate and banana in every bite. YUM! I never use baking powder and it always rises and comes out wonderful. I am not sure where people get the idea it has no flavor. With this recipe, you add 2 cups of bananas (4-6 bananas. With other recipes you add 2-3 bananas. I LOVE THIS RECIPE! My family begs me to make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice moist tasty muffins. I altered it a little, using 2 c. flour, 1/2 c. flax seed meal ad 1/3 c. bran. You really don't notice the change. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with the awful recipe comment! Mine were flat and tasteless! Very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent,but do not put in air tight container, stays too moist. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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