Banana Muffins with 2 Bananas: Soft, Yummy and Quick to Make

If you’re a big fan of bananas, then you’ll love these moist banana muffins that you only need 2 bananas to make.

I scaled down my banana bread recipe for these muffins so you only need half of the same ingredients. Mix everything together and bake in muffin cups for about 22 minutes at 350°F.

Banana bread muffins: 2 bananas = 6 delicious muffins text on a photo of a banana bread muffin with a pink paper wrapper
Yummy Foolproof Banana Muffins: just 2 bananas text over a zoomed in photo of a banana bread muffin with a pink cupcake paper

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Ingredients for banana muffins

For this recipe, you’ll need: ripe to overripe bananas, butter, sugar, egg, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla essence. You can also add optional ingredients like chocolate chips, nuts, apples, dried fruit, or raisins.

It’s better to use riper bananas because they’re sweeter. You can use a vegan butter plus a vegan egg replacer to make these muffins dairy free and vegan. Or check out my eggless banana bread recipe.

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How to make banana bread muffins

Mash the bananas

Preheat the oven at 350°F.

Wash and peel the ripe to overripe bananas. Add them to a mixing bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. If you want some banana chunks in your muffins, then don’t overmash. I personally don’t like chunks so I made sure the bananas were smooth and chunk-free.

By the way, I’ve had these bananas in my fridge for about two weeks and didn’t want them to go to waste. So, banana bread muffins are a great way to use up your overripe, unused bananas.

2 week old bananas for banana bread muffins

Mix the ingredients together

Melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute. Add sugar and the melted butter to the mashed bananas and mix to incorporate. Crack one egg and whisk thoroughly. Add the egg and vanilla essence to the batter and mix.

In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together – the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon powder. Feel free to add any additional ingredients at this point like chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins.

Combine the dry and wet ingredients together thoroughly making sure there are no flour lumps in the batter.

mix sugar and butter with mashed bananas for banana bread muffins
banana bread muffins batter

Add to muffin trays

Line your muffin trays with baking cups and spoon the batter into them. They should be about three quarter filled, but you can add more if you like muffin tops.

add banana bread muffins batter to muffin tray

Bake

Bake in the preheated oven at 350°F for 22 minutes.

Remove from the oven and check for doneness with a bamboo skewer. Place on a cooling rack to cool down. Serve warm or store in the fridge for later.

baked banana bread muffin in a pink cupcake wrapper on a white background

Easy banana bread muffins recipe

baked banana bread muffin in a pink cupcake wrapper on a white background
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Banana Muffins with 2 Bananas (Makes 6)

These banana bread muffins are super soft, moist and a great way to use your extra ripe bananas. Just 9 ingredients and 30 minutes are all you need to make this easy muffin recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread muffins, easy banana bread muffins
Servings: 6
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Ros Singh

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe to overripe bananas
  • cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter (60 grams)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 350°F.
  • Wash and peel the bananas.
  • Place the bananas in a bowl and mash to desired consistency (chunky or smooth).
  • Melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Add melted butter and sugar to the mashed bananas. Mix.
  • Crack the egg and whisk fully.
  • Add the whisked egg and vanilla essence to the batter. Mix.
  • In a separate bowl, incorporate the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon powder.
  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients together.
  • Mix thoroughly so there are no flour lumps in the batter.
  • Line muffin trays with baking cups.
  • Place batter into the cups until they are 3/4 filled.
  • Bake for 22 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, check for doneness and place on a cooling rack.
  • Serve.

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