Banana muffins

Never had banana bread or cake.. or muffins before! Everyone is jumping high and sharing success with banana bread and I was like “No way!”. I don’t like baked bananas… There is a recipe for baked bananas and add ice cream on top. Crazy! Not for me!


My favorite pancake recipe includes mashed banana… there it fits perfectly… but I had 3 very ripe bananas and only one needed for pancakes. I don’t like throwing away food! So I had a deep breath and open my laptop to search for the recipe. Banana muffins!? Maybe girls will like them… 8AM on New year’s eve and I’m in the kitchen baking muffins…


And at the end they were good! So good, I need to share the recipe here, to remember for the next time I’ll  have overripe bananas! Original recipe is from

Banana bread muffins

  • Servings: 12 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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This recipe will need two overripe bananas



  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat an oven to 190°C. Line a muffin pan with a muffin liner.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla, whisk until combined.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix together until combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among a lined muffin tin, filling halfway.
  5. Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffin comes out clean. Immediately transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or completely cooled.


21 thoughts on “Banana muffins

  1. They do look good but only I would eat them. Petronela will eat bananas only when they are semi-green. As soon as they are yellow I have to eat them – two there for me now. My maternal grandmother would eat only over-ripe bananas – pretty well black. Bet the girls loved those ‘buns’ – more Yorkshire!

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  2. Since I discovered Filipino banana bread recipe as my husband is Filipino, I never throw out over ripe bananas. It is so easy to make it and everyone seems to love it even our Filipino friends😃😃 It is alike the recipe you used. Very good discovery.

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    1. I need to try banana bread too! For the next time I would add less sugar in these muffins, cause for us it the tase was more like “occasional” not “everyday” 🙂


  3. They look delicious. I don’t like bananas as a fruit. They make me gag! However, it is a different story when used in muffins and cakes etc. My mother used to say that as a small child I would eat nothing but bananas…and may be I had eaten my life’s quota by age 2!

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    1. It can be true. And I know that feeling… but with raisins!!! I ate 5 kilos bad quality (we can’t get good ones in Soviet Union Time) raisins when I was 3 years old. Raisins no more 🙂

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