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!
Mini Banana Muffins are easy to make and freeze great!
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!
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 and we have delicious and warm muffins to serve with our eggs. YUM!
What pan is needed to make mini banana muffins?
If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan, I highly suggest you get one. Mini muffins just simply taste great. They are faster to cook and easier to eat.
What ingredients are needed to make banana bread muffins?
You only need 8 ingredients to make these delicious and easy moist banana muffins. If you enjoy baking I bet you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry!
- Ripe Bananas
- Melted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
Generally, I have all these ingredients in my kitchen. Then when I notice that I have a few bananas that are about to go bad, I make these mini banana muffins so my bananas don’t go to waist and 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!
Have you ever made your own homemade Vanilla Extract?
Vanilla extract is needed for this recipe and I just recently started to make my own. I’m addicted! 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.
I hope you try it out and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments below!
Ok now that you have all the necessary ingredients, let’s continue to learn how to make this mini banana muffin recipe.
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?
Ok, 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 everyone loves them so I don’t think this process is needed for this recipe.
After you have preheated your oven, mash your rip 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! See, isn’t that easier than having two separate bowls of ingredients and having to mix in the flour mixture at a later time?
Trust me, it doesn’t make a different in this banana muffin recipe so just use one bowl so you can still enjoy these banana muffins with less dishes!
Also, you can create mini banana muffins with chocolate chips but mixing in approximately 1 cup of mini chocolate chips into the batter at this time. Or you can mix in any add ins that you would prefer!
After the batter is ready, put them into the mini muffin pans. I find that these ingredients make approximately 24 minutes and 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 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.
Then once the muffins are cooled to room temperature on a wire rack, I place a towel over the top of the muffins and then turn the pan over to allow them to slide out of the pan and the towel will catch all the muffins.
That’s it. It’s not as hard as it looks and it’s worth it to enjoy this moist and delicious banana muffins.
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These mini banana muffins freeze great too!
The great thing about these mini muffins is how easy they are to freeze! Just place them on a cookie sheet and flash freeze them. 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!
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Print this mini banana muffin recipe below:
Try this easy Banana bread mini muffins recipe for a frugal and delicious breakfast idea. They also freeze great!
- 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
- 1½ 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.
Add a handful of chopped nuts or chocolate chips when you add in the flour. Those are some easy and YUMMY additions
I love the banana flavor in this yummy banana bread mini muffins. If you love banana baked goods as well, I hope you try this delicious banana pudding poke cake recipe.
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