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Best Ever Banana Muffins

These Best Ever Banana Muffins are the best banana muffins you'll ever try! And so easy to make in just one bowl!
Course Snack
Cuisine Baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 167 kcal
Author Chrissie Baker (The Busy Baker)

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil vegetable oil is best
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your muffin tin with 12 paper muffin cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until no large pieces remain.
  3. Add the sugar, egg and oil and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is incorporated.
  4. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a separate mixing bowl and stir them together with a fork. Once they’re mixed together, dump the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, carefully mix the wet and the dry ingredients together. The danger here is over-mixing which will result in dense, flat and dry muffins. The best technique for mixing is to scoop underneath the mixture and pull up gently instead of stirring around in a circle (like you’d stir your coffee, for example). Continue mixing this way just until the dry ingredients have been incorporated. It’s fine if there are a few small streaks of flour in the batter; it’s the large pockets of flour you want to make sure are incorporated.
  6. Spoon the batter into 12 lined muffin cups. Try your best to ensure you fill the cups evenly. This will ensure each of the muffins is finished baking at the same time (you don’t want some over-baked and some raw in the middle!)
  7. Bake the muffins in the oven at 350 degrees for about 23 minutes (anywhere from 22-25 minutes, depending on your oven), or until they are golden brown.
  8. Let them cool in the tins for about 5 minutes and then turn them out of the tins to let them cool completely on a cooling rack. Or, enjoy one warm from the oven slathered in butter.

Recipe Notes

These muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days, although they’ve never lasted that long in our house!

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.