Best Ever Banana Muffins

Bananas are always on my counter, and more often than not, we have about 3 each week that get over ripe. Needless to say, I am always baking with them, so we are not wasting food. This Best Ever Banana Muffin recipe is simple and classic. You can add chocolate chips to this recipe, if you prefer them in your muffins (many people like the addition!).

After trying so many banana muffin recipes over the years, this one has been the most consistent and widely accepted in our house. Because it is simple and quick, it is my favourite banana muffin recipe by a long shot. The muffins come out of the muffin papers no problem and I have never had issues with them cooking incorrectly.

Banana muffins

Best Ever Banana Muffins

What you will need:

  • Muffin Tins (12 muffins)
  • Paper Liners for the muffin tins
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • oil (vegetable oil)
  • all purpose flour (you can use whole wheat)
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  •  salt

People often ask how I get muffins that rise so well. It is the combination of baking soda, baking powder, and being sure to fill the muffin papers to almost full with batter. (a little over 3/4 full)

For variety, you can add nuts, raisins, other dried fruit, or chocolate chips. Adding about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of any of these would be enough to change the recipe and create a new flavour.


Best Ever Banana Muffins

This best ever banana muffin recipe is a staple in our house. My son loves these, and I simply change them up with chocolate chips, or craisins from time to time.
Course Baking, Breakfasts
Keyword banana, breakfast, muffins
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Ruth Ann


  • 3 Large Ripe Bananas
  • 1/2 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


  • In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork.
  • Add Sugar and stir to combine.
  • Stir in Egg and Oil to combine.
  • In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • You can add 1/2 cup of nuts, craisins or chocolate chips here as well.
  • Divide into 12 lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

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2 thoughts on “Best Ever Banana Muffins”

  1. Hi, I am going to bake your banana muffin recipe today – is the oven temperature 350 or 400 degrees. In the one recipe it says 400 and below it in the same recipe it says 350. Thanks.

  2. Sorry for the delay. I corrected the recipe. It is 350. I usually keep an eye on them and wait until theu are golden brown all over .

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