Based off my fan-favorite banana bread recipe, this is an easy small batch banana muffin recipe that only needs one banana, one bowl, and 30 minutes!
Ever found yourself with one lone, sad overripe banana, and wondered what in the world you could make with it?
Sure, you could just eat it, or slice it and plop it on some oatmeal. But what’s the fun in that?
Am I asking too many hypothetical questions? Yes, I am. So let’s focus on the fact that I have a solution for you: a small batch of banana muffins.
How many muffins can 1 banana make?
This recipe makes 4 regular sized muffins, or around 10-12 mini muffins.
If you have a particularly large banana or you add nuts to the batter, you may end up with more than that! The nuts adds a little bulk, so you get a little more bang for your batter buck.
Tips for making banana muffins
All you need is a bowl and a whisk – no mixer required.
You want an overripe banana. I’m talking brown, black, super spotted, just really terrible looking. Those are the best for bread and muffins and add the best flavor. I talk about why more in the post for my banana bread.
They can be easily customized to your preferences – add chocolate chips, walnuts (my personal favorite), berries, or whatever else floats your boat.
Fill the muffin liners almost to the top. Under-filled muffins make me sad – I’d recommend they be 90% filled. If you wanted to add a little streusel topping or chopped nuts, just sprinkle it right on top – no need to adjust the amount of batter in the cup.
Start by baking them at 425°F, then lower it to 350°F – but leave the door closed! This helps give them little puffed up tops instead of sad, flat ones.
What if I want more than 4 muffins?
Then you came to the wrong place because this is a small batch recipe, crazypants.
I’M KIDDING. You can make twice as many muffins by just doubling all the ingredients except for the egg white – instead, just use one egg (white and yolk).
How to store banana muffins
You’ll want to store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days (if they last that long), or in the fridge for a week.
I like to eat mine warmed up with a little tab of butter…. mmm.
To do the same, just pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds, slice and slather.
Yep, that’s the stuff.
These are great for so many reasons:
They make such a good grab–and-go breakfast (even if the only go-ing your doing it to your home office)
If you live alone, you don’t have to worry about having made entirely too many muffins that you can’t get through yourself
Since they’re best the same day (still good after that, just best that same day), it’s the perfect amount to add to a quick family breakfast.
After you’ve made this recipe, please leave a comment below with a rating – and if you came from Pinterest, add a photo to the Pin of what you make to the pin to share your experience!
Great recipe! I definitely recommend! I had at brunch time and it was great! Replaced a few things to experiment and that worked out great too! Replaced brown sugar with coconut sugar and did 1 1/4 cup flour and then a 1/4 cup oats! Just to add some texture and more fiber. (these measurements is what I did for 12 serving but that's easy enough to figure out for other sizes I'm sure) One thing I didn't really like was the lack of banana taste so maybe next time I'll do more overripe bananas cos these weren't that overripe! So delicious and all my family enjoyed! Thanks so much ❣️
Saturday 10th of April 2021
Glad you liked it, even with all the substitutions and not overly ripe bananas! I hope the next time you make them that they're 5 stars for you.
Thursday 25th of March 2021
Congrats on a recipe that was written with a good sense of humour, excellent tips & instructions. I can only use the top oven & the settings have a mind of its own....but non the less the results was perfect. I topped them with a. Cream Cheese icing.
PS don’t know how to attach a photo for you.
Monday 22nd of March 2021
thanks, just what I needed to make on a busy Saturday morning....staring at the one left over banana. great taste....i folded in the chocolate chips just before scooping into the muffin pan. 4 perfect size mufins.
Monday 22nd of March 2021
So glad you liked them! I feel like it's the perfect way to use up that one lonely banana :)
Friday 19th of March 2021
Thank you for such a wonderful banana muffin recipe! It's funny that I always seem to be left with one over-ripe banana in the bunch. They were delicious! It was a crowd pleaser. Tee, hee! I used self rising flour and the whole egg plus walnuts. It turned out great....fluffy, moist, and crunchy crust!
Sunday 21st of March 2021
I'm so happy to hear you like them! Thank you so much for coming back to leave a rating and comment to share your experience <3
Thursday 11th of February 2021
Hi, can i make these with oat flour instead of normal?
Friday 9th of April 2021
@S, yes of course in my opinion it should work well but maybe add a bit more baking soda as the all purpose flour does help rising!