Easy Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana Muffins Recipe

This recipe only takes about 5 or 10 minutes to throw together and only uses one bowl! These are quite mild – not too banana-ey and strong tasting and really lovely and soft.

The milk seems to make them more like a banana fairy cake than a muffin, so they are great for kids. I love one of these in a morning with a cup of coffee 🙂

Makes 12.

Easy Banana Muffins



125g butter

150g caster sugar

Few drops vanilla extract

1 egg

2-3 over-ripe bananas

190g self raising flour

60ml milk

12 muffin cases



1) Preheat oven to 190* (180* for fan oven).

2) Heat the butter and sugar in the microwave or a saucepan until melted (approximately 30 seconds to a minute in the micro for me).

3) Add a few drops of vanilla extract.

4) Mash the bananas and add to the mix.

5) Add the egg to the mix and mix well.

6) Stir in the flour and the milk.

7) Mix well and then share between 12 muffin cases in a muffin tray.

8) Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. Poke a skewer through the middle, if it comes out clean its done 🙂



  • Add a sprinkling of demerara sugar before baking for a crunchy topping.
  • Add some chopped walnuts to the mix
  • Add some chocolate chips (white chocolate are lovely in this recipe!)

Moist Banana Breakfast Muffins

L x



  1. I have just made these and they are yummy. I topped mine with a cinnamon buttercream and chocolate sprinkles. Was going to throw away the over ripe bananas and found this recipe so no food wastage bonus! Thank you!

  2. Just got these out the oven, had to try a warm one and they are delicious!! I didn’t have any ripe bananas, and had to use nearly green ones- but still worked fine! I threw in some sunflower and pumpkin seeds and they are so good! Thanks!

  3. Hi, just made these and I have to say they are fabulous !!! Not always keen on banana cakes, grated some chocolate in too !!! Thanks x (will be making again)

  4. Since finding the recipe yesterday I’ve already made 2 batches! Yesterday with walnuts, today without. They’re fabulous, everyone loves them and they’re SO easy! Thank you Laurenne for this fab recipe!

  5. Hi there – I never normally leave comments but I was amazed at this recipe. Its absolutely fool proof lol I normally find banana cake has a sticky middle but not this time. I forgot the milk and added half a bar of aldi’s chocolate with chopped nuts bar, which is about 45p and it made a great little muffin. Well done and thank you!! Will look at your other recipes soon. I mean not now as there are banana muffins to be eaten lol xx

  6. Have just made these yesterday currently 6 weeks from my due date and the girls at work LOVED THEM! Great for using leftover bananas xxxx

  7. A tip for all overripe bananas can be mashed and put in freezer . They don’t go black ! Great tip I was given now have mashed banana whenever need it .

  8. Just made these using soya milk and cooking marg to as to make them non dairy and they turned out a treat. I topped some of them with some crystallised ginger and they are lovely. First time on your web site but I will be back for sure x

    • I have never tried with ginger, that sounds yummy. I often make them with soya milk or lactose free milk too. I don’t tolerate lactose very well so most recipes on here (other than a few chococaltely things I’ve done for visiting relatives etc) are actually made with soya milk and soya butter etc 🙂 L x

  9. Have just made these for the first time and they are lovely and simple to make. I dusted the tops with orange sugar! Perfect 🙂 thank you for this lovely, simple recipe that really is good 🙂 I work in a school with young children will talk to class teacher and see if we can make them with the children!

  10. I’ve made these a few times now as we always seem to have leftover bananas! I’ve found they don’t rise very much though, so add a teaspoon of baking powder to the flour, which seems to do the trick! Very tasty muffins 🙂

  11. I saw this recipe and had to give it a go! I was an ounce short of flour so I put in an ounce of cocoa powder to make it up! They are in the oven now, and smell lovely I just hope they taste good with my slight adjustment to your recipe! 🙂

  12. I don’t bake and wanted an easy receipe for a first time baker. I googled a recipe and found yours and got baking. Everyone who tried one said the muffins were lovely. I’ve made 2 batches and going to make 2 batches for a party tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this receipe. I added a hint of nutella to the second batch. Going to try the cinammon icing to the next one.

  13. Just made these now with my little 5 year old grandson so easy and really delicious Thank You will make these again tomorrow with the 7 year old

  14. Just knocked these up, and I’m looking forward to trying them. I put some mixture aside and mixed in cocoa powder and then tried to marble them in the cases.

  15. Got to say how easy these were. My daughter is fussy and will not eat bananas but she tried the muffins and loved them! Lol. Liked this recipe as did not need certain ingredients i.e. Baking powder and bicarbonate of soda as I do not have this in my cupboard.

  16. Made these and topped them with pumpkin seeds. Super easy and delicious. Many thanks for such an easy to make recipe. Will certainly be making more again.

  17. Just made these found I had ran out of caster sugar so used light muscovado sugar instead (slightly banoffee) and added a little cinnamon then topped with crushed cornflakes and a little Demerara sugar for a crunchy top and both my 10 year old and 16 month old loved them. Fantastic recipe thank you

  18. I have just baked these and they are gorgeous. I added walnuts too. My husband thinks they are really tasty and is now having another one. Thank you for the recipe.

  19. I don’t normally leave comments but I had to this time. I have just made these for my boys and I and we LOVE them. These will likely be a regular in our house now. Just yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Great to find such a quick and easy recipe, before baking I added a broken large white choc button to the top of each muffin plus a sprinkle of Demerara and they were fantastic. Thank you 🙂

  21. Just made these, grated some Aldi dark cooking chocolate into mixture and sprinkled Demerara sugar on the top before cooking. Wow, very tasty! The banana is quite subtle but definitely there. Smell gorgeous too. Will make again! Thanks.

  22. I have just made these easy to make muffins and they are lovely
    Don’t think they are going to last long as little hands keep reaching
    Out to grab another .

  23. These are so easy to make & really tasty. I will try tweek them next time I make them. Lots of ideas on here what to do. But they really don’t need anything changing.

  24. Thanks for this recipe, I had never made muffins before and found this to be perfect. The banana ones were delicious, I also made apple and cinnamon, today am baking chocolate muffins. My granddaughter helped, will have to make the banana ones with her, she has hypermobility in her wrists and hands, so the softer mix should be easier for her. Thanks again.

  25. I work with adults with autism, I came across your recipe and thought I would do them in a baking activity. Not only is it a simple recipe and easy to follow it was simple enough for the young man I work with to be really involved. (usually he is limited to rice crispie cakes). The place smells gorgeous and they came out perfectly despite not having enough caster sugar (topped it up with regular granulated). Will defo be making these again.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe. 🙂

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