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A banana muffin sliced in half with melted butter on a white plate

One Banana, One Bowl Banana Muffins

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 21 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 4 muffins 1x


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!


  • 1 overripe banana
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 egg white (no yolk!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/3 cup add ins like berries, chocolate chips, walnuts, etc. (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and spray muffin tin (aff link) with nonstick spray (aff link) or line with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mash banana to remove as many of the lumps as possible. If desired, run through a food processor or blender (aff link) for a couple seconds.
  3. Add brown sugar and whisk together until well combined.
  4. Add melted butter, egg white and vanilla extract and beat with whisk until well combined.
  5. Add flour, baking soda and salt (and cinnamon, if using) and whisk again until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan (it’s best to use the center cups for most even baking), filling cups 3/4 of the way.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes at 425°F, then turn the oven temperature down to 350°F. Bake for another 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and tops are set and golden.
  8. Let muffins cool in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (aff link) to finish cooling.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: small batch banana muffins, one banana banana muffins, one banana muffins, one banana small batch muffins, one bowl banana muffins, banana bread muffins

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