Banana Muffins

"This is a great recipe for all banana lovers. It's really easy, and also very variable. I add chocolate, walnuts, oats, or whatever I have lying around and it always comes out good. But probably the best thing about this muffin is its texture. It's not really stiff like some muffins, but soft and light."
photo by Lieutenant Ducky photo by Lieutenant Ducky
photo by Lieutenant Ducky
photo by Lieutenant Ducky photo by Lieutenant Ducky
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12 muffins




  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then stir in your cup of chocolate chips, walnuts, etc.
  • In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, and don't forget the vanilla!
  • Add the mashed bananas and wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until moist but lumpy.
  • Fill 12 prepared muffin cups (greased or paper cups) 3/4 full of batter. For a special touch, I sometimes sprinkle oats on top.
  • Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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  1. ginny1180
    Awesome recipe! It was quick and easy. I added chocolate chips and pecans. So good!
  2. brgomez
    Just made these tonight and added dried, organic blueberries.....a must try!!!! This recipe was soooo good!! Thank you so much for posting this, as I had some bananas that need to be mashed and baked or thrown away.....DELISH!
  3. ILoveLucy12
    This was so yummy. The first time I made it i used half sugar have splenda (since half my family is diabetic)it turned out perfect the perfect amount of sweetness with the chocolate chips. Making them again as we speak AMAZING!!!! :D
  4. kaurorac
    The perfect muffin recipe. Will keep this (I used 1/2 WWheat flour/ 1/2 White) and 1 c of oats, 1/2 c walnuts. Very good.
  5. Halcyon Eve
    I loved these! Although I must say that the way I made them didn't really please any of us--I added only 1/2 c chocolate chips (all that was left in the bag), and DS didn't like them (he dislikes banana, so they weren't chocolatey enough to disguise it). I did like them okay with the chocolate, but I LOVED the bites without chips. Next time I'll make them just for me, without any chips. The banana flavor really shone, and they had a perfect texture--nice and moist, with just a hint of sugary crunchiness on the top. Thanks so much for posting, Lt. Ducky! Made for Comfort Cafe January 2009.


I live on the west coast of Canada and love it here. I am an avid baker and cook, nature-lover, photographer-by-hobby, reader, runner.. yes, life is good. I love cooking pizza from scratch, concocting flavored sorbets, and baking cookies and cake. I am sort-of-known for my cake-baking skills: I've made them for my friends' surprise birthday parties, and for family members. I also made an E=MC2 shaped chocolate cake for physics class once. I love baking a cake based on the person's personality- cheese cake, coconut-peach cake, fruit and chocolate cake... it's fun. Anyway, that's a bit about me.
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