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My family loves banana bread… there is no doubt about it, but we love Banana Bread Mini Muffins just as much. They are easier to eat (especially the little ones), they cook in minutes instead of an hour,  and they freeze great!

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Mini Banana Muffins:

This mini banana muffin recipe is one of my favorite because they take no time at all to throw together. 

Also, they cook quicker than a traditional banana bread. So we can enjoy them in less time and still get to enjoy the delicious banana flavor that we love in our banana bread recipe

You may also love these Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe.

Close up of a mini muffin that has been cut in half.

When I make moist banana muffins, I make a ton of them because my family loves them!

Then I keep a batch or two in the freezer. Then for breakfast I just pop a few in the microwave. YUM!

You may also love our Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe.

Mini muffin pans needed for this recipe.

Equipment Needed:

If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, I highly suggest you get one. Mini muffins simply taste great. They are faster to cook and easier to eat.

I love my Wilton mini muffin tins, but for just a few dollars more you can get a silicone pan. These are great because the mini muffins just pop out so much easier.

Ingredients to make mini banana bread muffins


You only need 8 ingredients to make this delicious and easy moist mini banana bread muffin recipe.  If you enjoy baking I bet you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry!

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Melted Butter
  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Soda
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Salt

Generally, I have all these ingredients in my kitchen.  When I notice that I have a few bananas that are about to go bad, I make these mini banana muffins. Plus my family still gets to enjoy a delicious breakfast recipe!

*Note: You can use brown sugar if you’re out of regular sugar.  I made this substitution once when I was out of sugar and the muffins turned out great!

Close up of 1 muffin that has been cut in half.

Make homemade Vanilla Extract:

Vanilla extract is needed for this recipe and I just recently started to make my own.  It’s so easy to make and really does add more flavor to my baking recipes.

I wrote an entire post on how to make your own vanilla extract here.  It only takes 2 ingredients to create and I was able to make it in under 5 minutes.  Also, I save a lot of money by making my own vanilla extract instead of using the store bought kind.

3 mini muffins stacked on top of each other with 1 muffin cut in half laying in front of the bottom muffin

I hope you try it out and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments below.

Lots of mini banana muffins on a white plate

What temperature do you bake muffins at?

For this recipe and most of my other muffin recipes, I bake them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven.  This is the perfect temperature for this recipe to make easy and moist muffins for your family.

How do you make mini banana muffins?

I’m not a normal baker.  I like to take short cuts to make things easier but still create delicious baked goods.

I don’t keep dry ingredients and wet ingredients separated and then combine them at the end like some bakers do. 

However, this recipe has been tested numerous times and have found that combining the flour mixture separately is not needed for this recipe.

Mini Banana Bread Muffins stacked on top of each other with some bananas behind them.

After you have preheated your oven, mash the bananas in a large bowl.  Then combine the bananas, sugar, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract in the bowl.  I mix by hand.  Stir well until all these ingredients are combined.

Then slowly mix in the flour, baking soda and salt to your bowl and that’s it to prepare the batter! 

Photos showing how to make these mini banana muffins

Trust me, it doesn’t make a different in this banana muffin recipe so just use one bowl.

Also, you can create mini banana muffins with chocolate chips. Mix in approximately 1 cup of mini chocolate chips into the batter.  Or you can mix in any add ins that you would prefer.

After the batter is ready, put them into the mini size muffin pans.  I find that these ingredients make approximately 24 mini muffins. Then you just bake them for approximately 10-15 minutes until they start to brown slightly.

Then let them cool on a rack before removing them from the pan.

How do you mash the bananas?

Generally, I mash mine with a spoon or a meat masher. This usually works fine as I usually wait until my bananas are very ripe to make this recipe.

If your bananas do not chop easily, you can use an electric hand mixer to mash them.

How do you get mini muffins out of the pan?

You can either use mini muffin pan liners or lightly spray the muffin tin with your favorite non-stick spray.

Once the muffins are cool, I place a towel over the top of the muffins. Then turn the pan over to allow them to slide out of the pan and the towel will catch all the muffins.

It’s not as hard as it looks and it’s worth it to enjoy this moist and delicious banana muffins.

How to Store:

Store any leftover muffins in an air tight container or storage bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.

I love these warm, so I usually heat the leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying them.

How to Freeze:

The great thing about these mini muffins is how easy they are to freeze! Just place them on a cookie sheet and place the sheet in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Then place in a labeled freezer bag.

To reheat, just heat in the microwave for a few seconds and you have tasty mini muffins without all the work!

Muffins stacked on top of each other with 1 cut in half.
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Banana bread mini muffins recipe

4.99 from 119 votes
Try this easy Banana bread mini muffins recipe for a frugal and delicious breakfast idea. They also freeze great!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 275


  • 3 to 4 bananas ripe bananas – if you have them in the freezer, just allow to thaw
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • cups of flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin pan.
  • Peel the bananas. (these can be from the freezer, just thaw first) Mash the bananas.
  • Stir in melted butter, egg, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Stir well.
  • Add flour and stir well.
  • Pour into the mini muffin pans. It makes 24.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes until they start to brown and set.
  • Let cool on a rack before removing them.
  • Optional:
  • Add a handful of chopped nuts or chocolate chips when you add in the flour. Those are some easy and YUMMY additions

Nutrition Facts

Calories 275kcal, Carbohydrates 62g, Protein 5g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 291mg, Potassium 255mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 32g, Vitamin A 77IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 12mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Banana muffins are my favorite! I love to brush them with melted butter when they come out of the oven

  2. My favorite muffins are hummingbird or morning glory muffins with ginger and carrot (and sometimes pineapple). I love banana bread as well. I like to sprinkle pecans on top (with a little turbinado sugar because they bake beautifully with the toasted nut taste in the first bite.

  3. Love banana muffins!!! I like to add a 1/4C of sour cream to keep them moist and zucchini to hide veggies.
    Always have great with all your recipes!!

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! These come out so moist and they freeze well too I always double/triple the recipe great grab n go snack too

  5. 5 stars
    I love banana ? muffins and I would put in maybe chocolate chips or just leave it how it is and I like everything about this recipe ?

  6. 4 stars
    My family and I LOVE anything banana, especially banana muffins! I even add some crushed banana chips right on top just before popping in the oven. It gives them a nice little crunch with extra banana flavor. I sometimes add mini chocolate chips as well! I could literally eat these all day long lol

  7. 5 stars
    My family and I love anything banana, especially banana muffins! I always add some crushed up banana chips on top just before popping in the oven. Sometimes I’ll even add mini chocolate chips. So delicious!

  8. Banana Bread Muffins are tasty and a great way to use up overripe bananas (not to mention they are Daniel Tigers favorite treat as well!)

  9. I never thought of making the mini muffins what a great idea to send into school or share with office buddies.

  10. 4 stars
    Banana muffins and bread are some of my families favorites. I recently made banana muffins and added mayonnaise, cinnamon, and mini chocolate chips to the recipe. The muffins were a big hit and they stayed moist and didn’t crumble. I have to say though, one of my favorite muffins is a Cranberry Orange Muffin. The flavors are bright and enjoyable anytime.

  11. 5 stars
    I added mini chocolate chips and nuts to them. They were delicious and sent some with my son to college.

  12. I liked this recipe, but I like my own better. This recipe makes very tasty muffins, but they are a bit mushy in texture even when the tester comes out clean. The flavor is very good, though, so maybe it’s just a texture thing for me.

  13. 5 stars
    Best and easiest recipe for mini muffins, my family ate them up in 2 days & want more! Thank you for this great, healthier recipe & instructions?

  14. 5 stars
    These are the best muffins I’ve ever baked! They were puffy on top and springy, not my usual flat/gooey result. They were just the right amount of sweet. I live at 6,000 feel elevation and the only change I made was to put a shredded zuccchini in the batter. This recipe made 36 mini muffins. Half the batch got nuts, the other half got chocolate chips. This is now officially my go-to muffin recipe. ?

  15. 5 stars
    Followed your recipe to a tee but accidentally added one extra teaspoon of vanilla and put a dash of cinnamon and wow. This is by far the best ever baked good I’ve ever made. They were incredible and just PERFECT.

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