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Banana Muffins: Easy One Bowl Recipe

These banana muffins are soft, buttery and wonderfully easy to make.

Need a quick way to get the kids out of bed on a school day?

Or a reason to surprise your family with a treat?

banana muffins

The these simple banana muffins are just for you, prepared in 5 minutes with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!

Also, if you have bananas in your kitchen that are slowly turning brown, stained and a little ugly, then instead of throwing them away you can turn them into muffins!

This means that they have also reached the peak of sweetness for this muffin recipe!

Why You Will Love These Banana Muffins

Easy to prepare: To make these muffins, we used ingredients that each of us has in the pantry.

Plus, it’s the easiest recipe you’ll find.

The best way to use ripe bananas: Overripe bananas are not very tempting to eat, but they are perfect for these muffins!

One-Bowl Recipe: You can make these delicious banana muffins just by using a bowl, so this recipe is perfect when you don’t want to get too messy in the kitchen.

This recipe only requires basic ingredients which need to be mixed together in a bowl.

What You Need For Banana Muffins

These are the main ingredients you need for easy banana muffins

For the step-by-step directions and measurements, scroll down to our printable recipe card.

  •  Eggs 
  • Bananas
  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Baking flour
  • Baking yeast
  • Salt
  • Cashew nuts  (optional)

How To Make Banana Muffins

banana muffins recipe

Mix the wet ingredients: in a bowl combine the lightly beaten eggs, melted butter, honey and mashed bananas and mix well with a whisk.

Add the dry ingredients:  Add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt to the wet ingredients and mix with a whisk. (Add cashew nuts optional)

one bowl banana muffins

Bake: Transfer the mixture to a muffin tray, 2 tablespoons per form. Bake in the preheated oven.

How Long Do They Bake In The Oven?

For about 20 minutes. Do a toothpick test to check that the muffins are cooked.

Insert a toothpick into the muffin; if it comes out dry, the muffins are ready.

Pro Tips For Super Soft Muffins

There are 2 key points to get super soft muffins:

  • First, use very ripe bananas.

The unripe bananas will be difficult to crush and will not integrate well into the batter.

  • Secondly, do not overcook.

Try inserting a stick in the center after 20 minutes and continue to cook only if you see a wet batter on the stick.

The minute the stick is dry, your muffins are ready!

Match these delicious muffins with this homemade hot chocolate drink, they are perfect together!

Banana Muffins Recipe FAQ

How To Store Muffins

Store the banana muffins for 1-2 days at most inside an airtight container.

Can I Freeze Banana Muffins?


Let the muffins cool well, then arrange them in the freezer in a single layer. After about an hour, transfer the muffins to a freezer bag. The muffins will keep in the freezer for about three months.

To reheat them you can use the microwave, or in the oven at 350 F for about 10 minutes.

Do You Have To Use Ripe Bananas For Banana Muffins?

Yes, it is important that the bananas are ripe for making these muffins.


if you don’t have ripe bananas, bake some bananas in the oven for about 20 minutes at 300°F (150°C).

Can I Substitute The Cashews?


For example, instead of cashews you could add 3/4 of a cup of coconut flakes, or 1 and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to make banana chocolate chip muffins.

banana chocolate chip muffins

More Sweet Recipes

If you’re a muffin lover like me, you can’t miss this collection where I’ve gathered the best muffin recipes you can find around like this salted caramel pumpkin muffins.

On the other hand, if you have some bananas but no baking soda, try this delicious banana bread without baking soda.

For those who are gluten intolerant, check out these gluten free chocolate banana muffins.

See also:

These quick and easy banana muffins bake in 20 minutes, so if you need to get in and out of the kitchen FAST, this is your recipe.

The Best Banana Muffins

These muffins are honestly one of my favorites.

It took a lot of trial and error to make the recipe simply perfect, but these are finally the softest and tastiest banana muffins I have ever tasted.

I hope you love them as much as I do!


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Yield: 12 muffins

Banana & Cashew Muffins:

Banana & Cashew Muffins:

Delicious muffins that are very easy and fast to prepare.
Perfect for breakfast and snacks, loved by all the family!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 Eggs 
  • 3 Ripe bananas
  • 7 tablespoon (100g) of Butter
  • 8 tablespoon (170g) of Honey
  • 1 Cup (170g) Baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) of Baking yeast
  • 1 Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cup of Cashew nuts


  1. Melt the butter in the microwave for at least 25 seconds, and crush the bananas with a fork until they become all smushed.
  2. In a bowl, add the lightly beaten eggs, butter, honey and crushed bananas and mix well with a whisk.
  3. Add the flour, baking yeast and a pinch of salt and mix well.
  4. Add the cashews and continue stirring. (If you want, replace the cashews with anything else or simply leave them out)
  5. Place the paper cups in a muffin tray and fill them with about 2 tablespoons of dough.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 356° F (180° C) degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  8. Our tasty and easy muffins are now ready to eat!


  • Use very ripe bananas.
  • The unripe bananas will be difficult to crush and will not integrate well into the batter.

    • Do not overcook.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

    Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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    Monday 14th of March 2022

    Recipe calls for 5g baking yeast, yet in directions it says baking powder..? Please verify..thanks!


    Monday 14th of March 2022

    Thanks :) I fix that, it's baking yeast.


    Tuesday 1st of September 2020

    Yum...loved the cashews in this muffin.


    Monday 31st of August 2020

    Such a simple but delicious recipe. My sun loves banana muffins. I will make him this.


    Monday 31st of August 2020

    Delicious muffin recipe. Next time, I’ll make these muffins.


    Saturday 29th of August 2020

    Delicious banana muffins, perfect breakfast I will try your recipe.

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