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 banana muffins 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 consider coming back to share your experience with others by leaving a comment below with a star rating!
These were so good! I added 1/3 cup chopped walnuts like suggested and also added half of a dove dark chocolate in the center for extra chocolatey goodness. The chocolate was melty and the muffins were amazing served warm! This recipe is totally a keeper and I will be making it again :)
Wednesday 23rd of June 2021
Ooooo, I like where your head is at with the chocolate :) Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, I greatly appreciate it!
Wednesday 16th of June 2021
Made 12 mini ones. Added walnuts and a few chocolate mini
Chips. Very moist you won’t be disappointed if you make them.
Thursday 3rd of June 2021
Can I omit the egg?
Friday 4th of June 2021
You can't omit the ingredient altogether because you need it to help bind everything together, but you can use an egg white substitute like aquafaba if you need to!
Wednesday 26th of May 2021
So good. My husband don't eat eggs so I used a egg substitute.
Sunday 30th of May 2021
That's great, I'm so glad you like them!
Wednesday 26th of May 2021
I'm so glad you liked it!
Saturday 15th of May 2021
These are SO yummy! I made a batch of mini muffins and it was hard not to eat them all! I will definitely be keeping this recipe! Thank you!
Sunday 16th of May 2021
I'm so glad you like them - thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment and rating, I really apprciate it!
Hi there! I’m Leslie and I use baking as an outlet for relieving stress and anxiety to provide you with easy to follow homemade recipes and a little humor. About Leslie ⟶