You know I’m not one to say every recipe I post is the best. I know there are terrific cooks, chefs and bakers out there that are ten million times better than I am. When I say these banana muffins are the best, I’m not joking.
Now if you like dry muffins (which I don’t) then this might not be the best for you because these are the M word (moist), light and delicious, especially right out of the oven. Once they were cold, the old one and I did taste testing and they were still marvelous. If there are any left by tomorrow I’ll let you know how they are on day two.
The secret was the extra banana. Normally I use 3 large bananas in my muffins. Some recipes call for 3 small or 2 large but I used 4 large bananas. Why? I couldn’t bear to toss out that lonely last banana.
Usually I serve muffins with a bit of homemade butter and I’ll admit that John’s dad did want butter but that was before he tasted them. I didn’t need anything to go with these.
I added a streusel-ish topping but honestly, I think these would have been terrific without it.
- 4 large very ripe bananas mashed
- 1 egg (beaten)
- ½ cup sugar (you could use more if you like them REALLY sweet but the bananas are sweet enough)
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- 1½ cups plain all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda (bicarb)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup plain flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ stick (57 grams) cold butter
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F
- Mash bananas and add the lightly beaten egg, sugar and butter and mix well to combine and set aside.
- In another bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add nuts or chocolate or whatever add-ins you want to the dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until nearly all the flour has disappeared. Overmixed muffins are tough.
- Pour into greased cupcake pans (add streusel if you wish) and bake for about 20 minutes. Touch the tops and if they spring back, they're done.
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until it's streuselly. (or crumbly) If you don't have a processor, a fork works just fine - or your fingers.
Joanne T Ferguson says
G’day and GORGEOUS photos and muffins Maureen, true!
Salivating as we speak…you tease! lol Am joking and not a fan of dry muffins!
Could go for one or two right now!
Peyton Reichenbach says
I think this is the best recipe ever I made some for my family and they loved them
Amen!! These are by far the best muffins I have ever had. Can’t wait to share with friends.
Della Robinson says
I love these banana muffins I tell you when I makes these banana muffins my husband and I eat them up especially my husband he loves them they are soft sweet butter taste ever I just made some just now I get bunch of bananas and wait a couple of days until they get ripe and I make a batch omg delicious thank you for sharing your recipe God bless you always.
Chu Woodyard says
The best banana muffins I ever made . Thank you for this recipe ?????
Fan of dry muffins? Are there such people? Made with 4 bananas, these muffins are jam-packed with banana flavor. Love, too, that you used a streusel topping. I can see why these would rarely make it to day 2. 🙂
How many places do you order a muffin and it arrives dry and if it’s got nuts or chocolate chips or other additions, they’re just on the top? I’ve stopped buying muffins when I’m out.
Choc Chip Uru says
Mmm, I believe you when you say best, they look so moist and delicious! And who isn’t a sucker for the banana flavour? 😀
I’d make these again!
Fiona S says
Love these! I use coconut oil & no baking powder & still they sit up nice & high . Beautiful flavour.
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
Does anyone actually like dry muffins? I certainly don’t. These sound like they deserve your praise!
Kari, there must be people who like dry muffins because they get served everywhere. 🙂 Bleh.. It’s like spewing cotton if you ask me.
Lisa the Gourmet Wog says
Perfect! I have 4 very brown and soggy bananas at the bottom of my fruit basket! Better shoo away the fruit flies and get bakin xx
I think you’ll like this recipe 🙂
I can see why you wanted to call these the best. They look wonderful. 🙂
I hope others feel the same when they bake them!
Your banana muffins are delicious!
Do you have a date and walnut muffin recipe to share?
Gintare @Gourmantine says
Seriously I can’t imagine who’d enjoy a dry muffin, in fact dry sort of muffins should be proclaimed as a crime and forbidden altogether. I’ll have yours any day! 🙂
And as Sally says, people who make or eat those dry muffins must have a personality problem. 🙂
Can you make muffins using cupcake liners? Thanks! Maggie
Sure you can! I often do it when I want to freeze them.
These muffins look scrumptious Maureen. And as luck would have it, I have bananas waiting for me in the freezer. Time to get to work I guess!
Let me know how you like them?
I wouldn’t trust people that like dry muffins. Clearly, they have serious personality issues.
your muffins look soooo good, I wish I had some bananas ripe enough to try them!
Oh Sally, you always make me laugh with your comments. I totally agree!
I guess it should be
people WHO like dry muffins
sorry, the Brazilian in me makes some mistakes over and over and over and OVER!
I knew what you meant. 🙂
TRULY the BEST Banana Muffins I’ve EVER had !!! Thank you so much for sharing !
Dry muffins are an abomination! We must cast them out. 😉 These do look good. I’m betting the leftovers won’t make it to tomorrow. 😉
No more left. I put them on the kitchen counter and one by one they disappeared. There’s a little white-haired man downstairs who has admitted to “pilfering.” 🙂
I love a moist banana muffin and these look like they really wouldn’t disappoint. Did you say homemade butter? Are you kidding me? I was just thinking about that on our very long drive home from Illinois yesterday. I was wondering how much whipping cream does it take to make a pound of butter (454g)? Once when I was a kid my dear Mom asked me to whip the cream for dessert and I made butter! We served it for dinner, my Mom was great and used this mistakes as lessons.
I love homemade butter, I’ll admit it. It’s so fresh and delicious. If you get good cream there’s not a lot of whey/buttermilk. It’s not as cheap as buying butter from the supermarket but I like being able to adjust the amount of salt or other additives like herbs or honey.
Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate says
I love muffins that keep for more than a day or two. I will have to try adding an extra banana in there!
Let me know how it goes, Mallory!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
These banana muffins look so moist. I think I’m going to try them with some chocolate chips! These sound delicious! 🙂
Yes, I was going to but at the last minute I decided to try naked otherwise I couldn’t truly judge the banana bits.
I love moist banana muffins and I totally believe you about this being the best. I am gonna stick to this recipe, love muffins.
I hope you try this, Ash!
I’m not a big fan of muffins but if there is one that I like to eat, then it’s banana because I love the taste and flavour of this fruit when it’s baked. That deep golden brown of your muffins tell me it definitely big on both.
It does make a quick breakfast when I’m time poor. 🙂
David Crichton says
I’ll go with the title, Maureen. Probably the best muffins ever, I want one now.
Come on over, David. I can’t wait. 🙂
The Café Sucre Farine says
Your muffins are seriously making my mouth water. I have 6 overdone bananas in my fruit bowl. hmmmmmm …….. I dare say you’ve convinced me!
I’m sure you’ll make them fantastic by adding brussels sprouts or potato peelings and put me to shame. 🙂 LOL
Glamorous Glutton says
Thes esound great, full of banana, bet they’re fab. GG
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
I cannot pass up the chance to try the best every banana muffin. Yum yum yum! Now why have I never thought to add an extra banana?
I asked myself the same question! I hope you’re feeling fit as a fiddle today, Claire. 🙂
Marie @citronlimette says
I can’t wait to try this recipe. They look gorgeous and delicious.
Banana mufdins look wonderful can you make mini banana muffins from this recipw?
Yes, sure. You can make mini muffins or loaf. Good luck.
Those mass produced muffins are like eating sawdust I agree. There’s always a surplus of bananas in our house so I’ll be giving these a go.
I know but it seems like every coffee shop serves them as if that’s what people want to eat.
The best? Now I’m intrigued!
Try ’em! 🙂
Thank goodness you had that 1 extra banana! These muffins look truly fabulous!
Christin, they were lovely and I want another one now. 🙂
Vicky and Ruth @mayihavethatrecipe says
I have some ripe bananas just waiting to be used. Perfect timing for this recipe, thanks.
The extra banana does make a difference 🙂
I adore a good banana muffin…and yours certainly look terrific! Pinning these beauties!
I want them again but I know I should be good. 🙂
…MMM those look delicious! I printed your recipe, thank you!
Hi Michael, I hope you try them!
I love banana muffins and these look fabulous with that streusel topping!
I want to make them again!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These do look like the best, I love the streusel topping!
Hotly Spiced says
I love how you put a topping on these – delicious. I believe you when you say these are the ‘best ever’. They look amazing and this is a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. I’ll pin them! xx
Thanks, Charlie. They were a great way not to have to toss out the bananas.
You had me at banana!!! I adore all things banana, I often add an extra banana to a recipe just for that extra sweetness they bring and amazing flavour they have. These look fantastic and I see these in my very near future 🙂
You’re already ahead of me, Emma!
Who doesn’t like banana bread and/or muffins? This one sounds like the best of the best in the whole wide Universe.
I couldn’t agree more 🙂
These sound great! I will try them as soon as I have some ripe bananas instead of making the usual banana bread. Dry muffins are just plain sad I think! Look forward to trying these.
Thanks, Jayne! I hope you like them.
Just made them! 5 of us love them! That was without the topping as time was short. I ate 2, just to make sure! Loved them, thanks!
Vicky and Ruth @mayihavethatrecipe says
I wanted to let you know that we made these muffins and they were OUT IF THIS WORLD!! Super moist the the BEST banana muffins EVER. We even made some substitutions, because we did not have some of the ingredients available at home. We used whole grain spelt flour instead of regular white flour and coconut oil instead of butter and we added chocolate chunks and walnuts. They were fantastic! We made them Friday evening and by the end of Saturday there were none left! Great Recipe, Thank you so much!
Aww, isn’t that terrific! I knew they were worthy 🙂
Made these mini muffins for a dessert with cream cheese frosting for a dinner party at a friends (we have little kids). I threw in mini chocolate chips for half the batter. The kids and adults LOVED them! Making more tonight for my daughter’s kindergarten snack day tomorrow but without the frosting. I only have three bananas left to use so I’m throwing in some unsweetened applesauce this time and maybe a little bit more coconut sugar. I’m hoping they’ll be just as good. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!
Jen, I’m so glad you let me know. I am eager to hear about the applesauce ones!
This looks nearly similar to my banana bread recipe. This must be so good!
I was thinking of trying this in a loaf pan to see how it came out. 🙂
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Your pictures are gorgeous! You make me want to buy bananas and purposely let them get ripe just to make these muffins. 🙂 Definitely an oldie but goodie. Extra bananas…check!
Who knew that was the trick? I love this recipe.
The Food Sage says
Now that’s quite some claim, madam! I have over-ripe bananas stashed in the fridge waiting to be put to good use, so i’ll give this little babies a try. We’re suckers in our house for banana cake in the lunchbox for work … will replace with these next week. Thanks!
I know. So, what was the verdict?
Thanks for sharing this recipe, Maureen. My little girl and I baked some last night and the whole family gobbled them to the point of gluttony! They’re even nicer today, as the texture seems to have evened out beautifully.
Oh thanks so much for telling me – you’ve made my day!
Claire @ Simply Sweet Justice says
As soon as these bananas get recipe, I’m making this! 🙂
let me know if you like them!
WOW!!! I just finished making a batch and they smell delicious and they taste delicious and they were super easy to make. These are truly the BEST EVER Banana Muffins I have ever made. Thanks for the recipe.
I just took these muffins out of the oven and they smell awesome. I added vanilla, cinnamon and ground flax seed to my muffin mix. I also made the streusel topping and added coconut. They are DIVINE. Thanks for a great recipe.
Thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment!
I found this recipe a couple months ago and have been making them religiously since as my kids loooooooove them! Not sure why I never tried adding another banana, it’s totally the secret. I’ve been adding cinnamon and flaxseed, as well as decreasing the sugar and doing half whole wheat flour and they are still amazing!! I actually haven’t made the topping yet, but when chocolate chips have been added, there’s really no need. Thanks for a great recipe!!
Thanks so much for leaving a comment, Stephanie. I’m glad you like the muffins too!
Mary Tinker says
I added pecans into the food processor for the stussell…these are the best.
I just put mine in oven with pecans in the topping too…
My fingers are crossed that they turned out okay!
Made these with and without crumble both are five stars! Excellent!!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Tanya!
I forgot the butter and they still turned out great!
Delicious! Tested and approved.
Just made these for my family and they were a HIT! I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out great! I put the streusel topping on and it was delicious! I added chocolate chips, but I think the muffins would be yummy with or without.
Jacy, you’re a dreamboat for coming by to let me know! Thanks so much.
Just finished baking these and I am SO HAPPY! I substituted olive oil for butter because I was out of butter. I also did not bother w the streusel. I added a little cinnamon and some peanut butter, tand tripled the recipe. They turned out perfect! They are fluffy, moist, rose gorgeously.
Thanks, Paige, I’m so glad they were a success!
Susan Young says
I made these and can verify that this is a great recipe. I added Hershey special dark chips and WOW! Try them!
I made these for a friend who just had a baby, and made it into 6 jumbo muffins. I kept 2 for me and my kids to try, and gave her 4 of them. I’m glad I tasted them because now I am certain she is going to love them and she is going to be sad she has only 4! They are wonderful, I just had to come here and tell you. Thanks for a great recipe that is very easy to throw together and makes a great muffin to take to a friend in need.
I’m so glad you came by to tell me. I love these muffins too. 🙂
Made these today, SO good! Thank you so much! I have never made a topping for my muffins so I decided to try it even though you said they didn’t really need it. They are very tasty! I had 8 bananas so I was able to make 24 muffins. I’ll be freezing some!!
Whoa, 24 muffins. I love it with the topping. I like a crunchy topping on all muffins. Thanks so much for letting me know.
These muffins are awesome, made the with the streusel (1/2 the recipe of topping was enough though), made double the muffins …my daughter enjoyed licking her plate 🙂 Tks for this recipe!
Thanks for leaving a comment, Sophie, it means a lot!
Wowzers! My new favorite recipe!
These muffins are perfect!!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me, Ni! You’ve made my day.
After making these muffins, I just had to leave a comment! They were, in the words of my husband, “Just perfect”! Very banana-y, not too sweet, and deliciously moist. [There’s that word again 😉 ]
I made mini-muffins with a 24 cup tray, so I only had to cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. I’m also a spicy person, so I added 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and 1 tsp vanilla. For fun, since mini muffins are so easy to play around with, I tried adding chocolate, walnuts, pecans, cookie crumbles, craisins, and your streusel topping to individual little guys to test it out before making the whole batch. Honestly, you were absolutely right — they’re perfect as is! I ended up going with the streusel for the rest of the batch and was delighted with the results. It made about 42 mini-muffins (which, of course, lasted less than a day).
Thank you for a truly excellent recipe! 😀
Allie, thanks so much for coming by to let me know you liked them. I think it’s time I made some mini muffins myself!
I don’t know whether to rate these muffins at a 10 or not. My boyfriend *only* ate four, as soon as they came out of the oven. Two hours later and he’s sniffing around, asking me where I stashed the muffins.
The recipe made 16 standard-sized muffins. I had to cook them longer than 20 minutes, as they seemed almost too moist. They turned out perfect and perfectly delicious. A keeper recipe.
Thanks so much for stopping by to tell me!
Made the muffins tonight for my husbands lunch tomorrow. Perfectly moist and perfect for his lunchbox.
Thanks, Charlene. Now I want one! 🙂
Okay..just pulled em out of the oven. *singing voice* amaaazing! My husband was like your father in law and told me to slap on the butter. Yeah right big guy, and he loved em without. I was short a couple ripe bananas and mashed in some canned peaches..so good and buttery and moist and fluffy and delish and so on. Best banana muffin recipe!
I love the peaches in there, how clever!!!
I followed the recipe exactly except that 3 of the bananas were slightly less than “large” and I added about ¾ cup of frozen blueberries to the batter (which was unexpectedly thick). The muffins were good, moist, not too sweet but definitely have that undesirable bitter aftertaste of baking powder. 1 teaspoon each of powder and soda seemed like a lot to me and apparently it was. Anybody else?
Thank you Maureen! These are delish! My husband who does not like banana loved them!
I will be taking these to church on my snack day!
Wow, Robyn! Thanks for letting me know!
Made these this evening and I can’t keep my family away from them before dinner! They are moist and full of banana flavor. The streusel topping makes them even better. I made a couple of them streusel-free and they are delicious as well!
Is wheat flour ok? Or use half wheat and half all purpose?
Yes, that would be fine, Jessica!
Athena Nguyen says
I made these muffins today and they were so moist and delicious! I didn’t make the streusel topping because I was a bit lazy, but they were still wonderful! I added a little honey for extra sweetness! Thanks for the wonderful recipe 🙂
These banana muffins can be described with two words…yum yum! Easy to make and they are so moist. I will definetly be making these again.
Hi Elizabeth, I’m so happy that you enjoyed the muffins!
Miss Chris says
Hi! I would love to use this recipe, but make it into mini loaves in ceramic pans. Would you recommend using the same temp (and time)? Thanks!
Mini loaves would bake at the same temperature but less time. Not knowing the size of the pan, I’d bake until the center rises and stick a skewer in and if it’s not wet with batter, it’s done.
these were delicious! I am thrilled to have found a new go-to recipe. The only thing I changed was swapping light brown sugar for the white sugar, and only because I didn’t have any in the house! Perfect!
Amanda Sharkey says
These are the best banana muffins I’ve made yet! Thank you for the recipe, I made em with brown sugar as it was what I had in the cupboard and two batches have already disappeared! Great for freezing for school lunches, too.
I’m so glad you liked them, Amanda. I’ll try brown sugar next 🙂
chris miller says
Thanks for the muffin recipe they are in the oven now and the kitchen smells divine, when I make banana bread I always add more bananas to the recipe than is stated and I think that’s the trick.
suzanne allard says
Oh wow! Your claim is true. They are the best I’ve ever made, and I tried many recipes ove the years..
Thanks a bunch Maureen!
Sondra C says
Just made these and they are SO good mmmmmmm I didn’t add any topping or chocolate, so good. I made a double batch and till have a freezer stash of 14!!!! More bananas! Guess I’ll be baking tomorrow!
Thanks so much, Sondra!! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.
My kids have officially gone nuts over these. Delish. Plus so easy, they made them alone!
How wonderful, Boo! Thanks heaps for letting me know!
These banana muffins look fantastic!
Judi Fotherby says
Just made a batch of these without the streudel and added 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips–the house smells absolutely delicious 🙂 I got 15 muffins in total … my hubby is going to be one happy man when he gets home!~ Thank for the wonderful moist recipe 🙂
Judi Fotherby says
Just made a batch of these without the strudel and added 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips–the house smells absolutely delicious 🙂 I got 15 muffins in total … my hubby is going to be one happy man when he gets home!~ Thank for the wonderful moist recipe 🙂
Excellent recipe…doubled the ingredients and made 18 extra large muffins. Baked for 25 minutes. Substituted butter with coconut oil and added large coconut flakes and roughly chopped pecans. The muffins are beautifully moist and full of banana flavor. Do not over stir batter — as Maureen mentions, makes the muffins tough.
Brigitte Castonguay says
I have looked and looked for a moist banana muffins for a long while…
This is the BEST recipe and moist muffins ever…!!!!!!!
Extremely easy, simple to prepare…and the ingredients are always in the cupboard..
Thank You!…they are delicious!
How is it everyone says this recipe is just so good, I followed it to the T and my muffins are nowhere near brown and yummy they’re white and mushy. I am NOT thrilled at all!
Everyone’s oven is different, I’m sorry you were disappointed.
Will Askins says
PLEASE GIVE ME THE CARBS AND NUTRITION FACTS! MY FRIEND IDS DIABETIC AND I DON’T WANT TO KILL HIM!
I’m sorry, I’m not a dietitian, only a muffin baker. Best not to give sweets of any sort to a diabetic person.
Susan E. Herin says
Muffins look amazing! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Maureen, I have a question unrelated to the recipe. I use the Easy Recipe plugin on my blog, as well…and their last update doesn’t seem to be working. I’ve submitted several support requests and haven’t received a reply to any of them, which isn’t like them. They were normally always really prompt in the past. Just wondering if you’ve had any issues with getting the last update to work.
John had big issues last year with blindness and 5 eye operations but he’s done an update and I’m sorry you’re having trouble. I’ve passed on this information and hope he can sort it out for you quickly.
These muffins look seriously AmAZiNg! I just put a batch in and my Kids are gonna freak out when they get these with their breakfast tomorrow morning! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
I hope the kids like them as much as we do!
I made these today and they truly are delicious. Not too sweet and wonderfully fluffy. Only change was that I used whole wheat flour as that is what I had on hand.
I made them with the intention of giving half to my aunt but now I don’t know if I can part with them. :-p
Love this recipe! Love your site! Excited to follow you!?
These are yummy! I added a handful of frozen raspberries to the wet part and used large muffin tins, which made 6 big muffins.
Wow! these muffins smell divine, they are in the oven now, and They have just woken up the whole house with it’s heavenly scent! can’t wait ti try them for breakfast, thanks soo much for the recipe!
Tasha Nilsen says
Very easy and moist.
Nancy Gibson says
These are the best Banana muffins ever! I have made them many times. I use dark brown sugar instead of white sugar and for the nuts I use chopped Black walnuts. My family and friend can’t wait for me to make them. I have tried so many recipes and none of them top this one. I make 6 huge muffins.
When substituting brown for white sugar, do u still keep the same ratio?
I would, yes.
Just made your banana muffins and omg they are soooooo moist and fluffy or springy is the right word.
I would definently make these again. Mahalo, all the way from the Big Island of Hawaii.
Yep. As advertised, these are the BEST banana muffins EVER! Made a double batch (24) on Easter Sunday morning. Used ½ white and ½ brown sugar, added vanilla and used the “option” streusel topping. Had 5 people over for brunch, and was left with 6 muffins. Can’t wait to make them again!!!
Charlaine, you have made my day!
Those are some weird looking muffins. Here’s hoping they taste good even though the really mosit ones include sour cream.
The extra banana makes the difference and banana muffins or bread (or really anything brown) does not photograph well. sadly.
Jessica McIntyre says
These muffins were delicious! Super moist! My family were pleased 🙂
Thanks so much for letting me know! 🙂
Karen DeBolt says
Made these tonight and they were the best truly the best! Next time I msy add some nuts but wow! Thank you for the amazing recipe!
Mari Hageman says
Wow! This recipe is truly delicious ! I was hoping it would not disappoint me. I had one hot out of the oven, something I never do and then I had another!
Mari Hageman says
Amazed at how these turned out. Thank you.
I added walnuts to the streusel topping and dark chocolate chips to the muffins. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly . These were perfect, and so moist. I hate dry muffins and banana muffins are often dry – not these! I’m going to try to use this recipe for banana bread next time (mine always has dry crusts, I hope this recipe will amend that!). Thank you for your wonderful recipe.
… So I’m still making these muffins, and they’re still fantastic. I’m pretty certain my boyfriend is letting all his bananas go brown – just so that I will insist on baking with them, instead of having them thrown out. He loves all things banana and is obsessed with these muffins! The only thing I do differently is add a little cinnamon to the batter and streusel. My best friend ate 3 at one sitting, and says they’re the best muffins she’s ever had. Thanks again for your wonderful recipe!
These turned out really well. Super yummy! I folded in some walnuts and semi sweet chocolate chips, added the streusel to the top and got two thumbs up from my kids and mother-in-law. Thanks for the great recipe!
Thank you for this great moist recipe. I have been making for a couple of years and then I had only 2 bananas so I grated an organic apple and two organic carrots, added some shredded coconut ,some rough chopped walnuts, cinnamon and a few currants. Delicious??? I don’t do the topping but it sounds awesome.
PS I also use extra virgin olive oil instead of butter and is quick and mmm mmm ??
Peter Erickson says
I’m a good cook, not a baker. This was my first attempt at muffins and they were perfect! Great recipe, easy to follow and as tasty as any bakery. Bravo
I would skip the streusel topping next time, because in order to have to topping done, you have to overbake the muffin.
These really are the best banana muffins. I added about 1/2 up chocolate morsels and baked for 30 minutes with the strusel topping. Came out perfect!
Oh, my…my family is addicted! Very good recipe, thank you! They are heavenly… not too sweet, makes the banana flavor shine 🙂 I added 2 tsp of baking powder by accident, they came very fluffy and used Avodaco oil instead of butter.
I have tried MANY banana muffin recipes. These truly are the best. Love that they don’t have as much sugar as most other recipes. The streusel topping was perfect. My kids loved them. Super light and tender. A lot of other recipes make a very dense muffin.
Brittanie McCracken says
I made these muffins yesterday! They are probably the best ones I have ever had! I did tweak the recipe slightly! I added 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and instead of cinnamon in the streusel topping I added 2 teaspoons of cocoa pounder!! They were a huge hit with my family!! And sooo moist! Even the next morning they were still super moist and delicious! Definitely my new favorite recipe!
Yum. Made it this morning. Kids LOVED IT!!
I made these last night and couldn’t wait to get up this morning and have one! They are delicious!! Question…..if I want to had chopped nuts next time, how much should I use??
Half a cup
Thank you for this yummy recipe ~ I made the following tweaks :
I opted to add protein & fiber. Added oats, made almond flour & added walnuts, raisins. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves as well. I soaked the raisins in maple syrup & vanilla, to soften them up first. I lowered flour to compensate for oats & almond flour. I added strussel topping but again with oats, sugar, cinnamon & ginger cookie crumbs made into fine flour consistency. Worked great!
This has been my go too banana muffin recipe since I discovered it a couple of years ago. Make these at least a couple times a week. Easy-quick and so delicious! My 6 year old gobbles them up! And for him… they are a dessert! No changes needed to this recipe! Some times I add some chocolate chips! And honestly.. the topping is not even necessary but makes them even that more decadent. Thanks for this one!!
These are awesome muffins!
Thank you so much …
Delicious , quick and easy – I only had 2 bananas to use up so made a half batch and it worked perfectly. Thank you!! Currently enjoying a delicious rainy day banana brekky muffin and tea 🙂
I’m not a cook at all but I want to make these so forgive the question.
When do I add the streusel topping?
WOW These are the best banana muffins I have ever made! In fact, they are the best banana muffins I have ever had period! I didn’t use the topping. Do you have a blueberry muffin recipe to die for as well?
I made these muffins this morning! They look gorgeous! I am a muffin lover! Thank you so much for posting this! I cannot wait for my kids to wake up! 2 Thumbs up!
just made the receipe : added vanilla, oats, wheat flour with walnuts and cramberries.
Everyone enjoyed them; I will make them again.
Thank you for sharing!
Delicious recipe, Maureen! I don’t consider myself a baker AT ALL, and I feel very proud with how these muffins turned out. Ended up doing 6 jumbo muffins! Baked them a little longer. They came out so flavorful and moist! Will make them again.
These are by far the best they came out moist and the topping takes it from a 10 to a 13.
This recipe is so good ! Super moist and crumbly on top. Thank you for sharing this recipe ! I I added walnuts in the batter and the streusel. They are so good that I can’t wait to make some for my family coming over this Christmas!
Michael Marshall says
Made these today as I had four VERY RIPE bananas that were ready for baking bread with. This recipe ROCKS! I give it 5 stars, took photos and shared with my family and friends on FB. I’ll be packing them away to take over when I visit a visiting family member who has been in da nang for the past couple of years. He and his father will love them as much as I do I think. DEFINITELY a keeper recipe and I imagine I’ll be making this in lieu of banana nut bread in the future. I used pecans (because I had them) in place of the walnuts and included the streusel on top which I LOVE. The muffins are moist but baked through; perfection.
Moist and delicious! Definitely making these again!
I’ve been making these muffins at least once a month for the past like 2 years and it just dawned on me I never left a comment to say thank you! I stick to your exact recipe and they are PERFECTION! Just now I made them with vegan butter and half the sugar so my little one with dairy allergy could have some and they’re still soooo good!
I just HATE when people give ratings or leave reviews for recipes that they haven’t even tried yet. Absolutely NO help to anyone wondering if they should try it. I have made this 6-8 times now, and I can vouch for it that this is the best recipe ever!!! My 5 year old wants to eat these every morning before school. There are only a few adjustments I made – I added a cup of blueberries, walnuts, and didn’t put on the streusel. I also substitute 1/4 c whole milk mixed with 1/4 cup of beans (chickpea flour) for the egg, because we are lactovegetarian. The results have been consistently amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!!!
Best banana muffins I have ever made! So light, fluffy and moist! Made with a cinnamon cream cheese icing which paired perfectly!
Just made them, easy to make and they are amazing!
I wouldn’t play with the sugar..they are just right
Will definitely make again 🙂
Chantelle Hollman says
These are the very best muffins ever! I make them a few times a month 🙂
Do you think I could use this recipe to make banana bread? Would it turn out as good??
Mike Yarmish says
Okey this one is a dealbraker. My kids love it and thats huge for me. They are always eating supermarket candy and this is much much healthier alternative. Thank you
Great!Just made a batch, love that they use so many bananas 🙂
Catherine Bell says
So happy to find this recipe, I usually have to make all sorts of adjustments to recipes, recipes often have too much sugar or fat and not enough fruit, this one you can make it exactly as it’s written. Thanks so much!
Can you use this same recipe and make it into bread instead?? I’ve made the muffins many times, best recipe EVER!!
These muffins look soooo good! Making my mouth water, just by reading it!
After reading all the rave reviews I gave this a try. Honestly they came out very bland. People were even asking me if these were low carb or something. I looked over the recipe again but I followed everything exactly as it says. I even added a little extra sugar. It would probably be better without the topping.
I’m really sorry. We loved them and I’ve had other reviews that were positive. I hope you find a recipe you like better.
I have made alot of banana muffins/bread in my time and have stayed with my tried an true recipe (mom’s….shhhh) until I made these. My word they are the best and everyone who tries them agrees. I do add the streusel but there is no need for chocolate or nuts. My husband who usually is not a big fan of banana bread said these were the best he has ever tasted (this is huge being there is no chocolate involved!). This recipe is a keeper for sure!
These were everything you promised; super-moist, full of banana flavor, and hard to resist. I found the recipe by searching specifically for a recipe that used 4 ripe bananas, and so glad I stumbled across this one. The muffins were amazing. I always try a recipe exactly as written before introducing variations, so my next batch will be made with the butter substitute, Earth Balance, to satisfy a family member’s dairy-free requirement. Hopefully, the result will be just as delicious. Thank you so much!!