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Best Ever Banana Muffins

The muffin is moist and great take along snack for packed lunches. I also like it served with a slice of cheddar cheese. Delicious.

  • 1 1/2 cups flour (try 1/2 cup of whole wheat, and 1/2 cup of bran replacing 1 cup of all purpose flour, or replacing 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 of oats)to increase fiber.
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt ( never double if you double the recipe)
  • 3/4 cup sugar ( I have reduced it to 1/2 cup or even 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil ( I cut it by half)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • Chocolate chips or raisins as desired.
  1. Sift together, flour, baking powder baking soda and salt.
  2. Combine sugar, oil, egg and mashed bananas.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients, batter should be lumpy.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, or raisins.
  5. Put into greased muffin tins
  6. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes or til golden brown.
  7. Cool 5 minutes and remove from the pan.


  1. It would be great to be eating one of these yummy sounding muffins with this coffee I'm sipping right now!

  2. scrumptious....and I like your 'tweaking' there Char!

  3. Those have always been a favorite at this house, especially with the added chips.

  4. Those muffins look delicious, as does every other recipe you ladies post on here. I wish I lived near all of you so that you could cook for me every day. =)

    I also LOVE the quote!

  5. LOL...guess what I am going to make tonight???? guessed...and thanks for shring this recipe....hugs from Ora in KY

  6. putting bananas on my grocery list. . thanks Char.

  7. ...really wish I had one of those muffins right now! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  8. I made these last night and they turned out perfectly! I even added some chocolate chips to some and peanut butter chips to others. My family loved them! Thanks for a great, quick and easy muffin recipe!

  9. I made these muffins yesterday and there is only 1 left. My husband and kids just loved them. I made them with a little less sugar and they were perfect for us. I've taken more bananas out of my freezer to make a double batch today.

  10. These muffins are great! I've been mixing in whatever fruit or veg we have on hand -- a plantain, some shredded carrots, all excellent.

  11. It's 11pm. The 6 ripe bananas sitting on the counter were calling my name. Or rather, calling out 'mennonite girls can cook' ;) So I did a 'banana' search on your blog and now I have both of my ovens with these muffins and one with the Banana Cranberry Fiber Muffins. mmmmmm. Thanks (once again!!) for the recipes!

  12. I have baked this muffin recipe twice, and it results in a very moist tasty muffin but my top is always flat and not rounded. Can you tell me if you think I could be doing something wrong.

    1. Flat tops are most often caused by undercooking or inactive or insufficient leavening. Most likely causes are old baking soda and baking powder. Baking Powder is affected by moisture so if not kept in a airtight container it may become inactive.

  13. Well I am glad to hear that you still enjoyed the muffins even though they did not come out as ideally as you would like. I wish I knew how to answer you about why the muffins come out flat, I am sorry I really don't have an answer for you. Better luck next time.

  14. I use coconut oil in place of butter and use 3 kinds of flour(oats, bran, spelt flour) and also add nuts and chips. I also cut back on the sugar or use palm sugar. They turn out perfect every time and my friends are always asking when I am making them again. A real hit. I may try dried cranberries next time.


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