Banana Muffins

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by ellie_

These muffins are great for weekday breakfast or to add to a lunch bag. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (September 1984)

Top Review by mianbao

These are nice and banana-ey! I did add the whole wheat flour as suggested, but not the wheat germ. As a banana muffin purist, I thank you for not adding vanilla, cinnamon or chocolate. (I guess we really are all different.) The muffins were very easy to make, too. I'm using a fairly new oven, and can't really say anything helpful about the baking temperature or time. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 12 cups flour (or 1 cup white and 1/2 cup whole wheat, I also like adding a bit of wheat germ (about 1/4 cup to the)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup vegetable oil (I use safflower or corn oil)
  • 12 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease or paper muffin tins.
  3. In a large bowl mash bananas. Stir in sugar and egg.
  4. In a seperate bowl sift together dry ingredients (flour-salt).
  5. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture alternately with oil.
  6. Stir in walnuts.
  7. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins.
  8. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden.

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