Banana Apple Muffins

It’s official, I’ve become a muffin person. I just can’t seem to get enough of them! So many different flavours that can be made and all so simple. Everything can be put together super fast, whisked, baked and you don’t even have to wait for them to coolπŸ˜„.

It’s like magic I tell you plus it’s super appropriate these days with all this cold weather. Eating a warm, freshly baked good just makes you feel good inside.

These muffins are gorgeous! Beautifully big and puffy, very bakery like, with soft and fluffy interiors. I used the same muffin base recipe as my carrot cake and orange muffins but this time I mixed up the batter with some apples and bananas because well apples and bananas are good together.

I’ve had this flavour combination on my mind for a while so I was eager to try them and see how they turned out and I’m very pleased to say they were a hit!

I used some shredded apples instead of chopped because I didn’t want these to be overly apple-y and since I was using bananas, I wanted the texture of the muffins to be smooth instead of chunky. I added a bit of spice with some cinnamon which pairs wonderfully with both the banana and apple flavours.

So warm, moist and delicious! A perfect breakfast muffin too πŸ’›

Banana Apple Muffins

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Recipe by Linda @thedutchbaker


Large Muffins
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  • 3 cups (375gms) flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2/3 cup (160mls) oil

  • 1/2 cup (100gms) soft brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup (100gms) white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 scant cup over ripe bananas, about 2 – 3 bananas mashed

  • 1 cup shredded apples, about 2 apples

  • 1/4 cup (60mls) buttermilk*


  • Preheat oven to 200C. Grease and flour a muffin tray, set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugars, eggs, vanilla and honey until well combined. Add in the mashed bananas and shredded apples.
  • Stir in half of the flour mix then the buttermilk then the rest of the flour mix. Stir only until just combined, don’t overmix. Batter will be very thick.
  • Divide batter between muffin holes filling each all the way to the top. Bake for 8 minutes then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower heat to 180C and bake until muffins are cooked, 12 – 15 minutes. Cool slightly on wire rack then store in an airtight container.


  • *To make your own buttermilk, measure 1/4 cup (60mls) milk in a cup. Remove 3/4 teaspoons milk and replace with 3/4 teaspoon white vinegar. Sit for a few minutes while you prepare the batter then use as stated in the recipe.

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  1. Delicious recipe!

    1. Thank you! 😊 Its definitely one of my favourites πŸ˜„

  2. Oh Linda, I am a muffin person, always have been, and always will be. I love love love muffins. These sound super yummy and I will be adding them to my collection. xxx

    1. Thanks Lynne! 😊I used to get a double chocolate chunk muffin for breakfast often but never realized how much I actually like muffins in general until now 😁 I think people just don’t understand them, they have the wrong image of being dry and bland so that’s what everyone thinks a muffin is! All of these muffins I’ve had are so moist and delicious, people really need to get into muffins just as much as cupcakes! πŸ˜„ thanks so much for your sweet comment and Im glad your a muffin person too πŸ’œ

      1. You know Linda, you are absolutely right ! People do not give muffins enough credit ! Well, hopefully in time, and with the thanks of your delicious muffin recipes people get love muffins as much as we do. Have a beautiful day my friend. <3

    1. Thank you! πŸ˜„ they’re delicious!

  3. Sounds really delish. And perfect for this endless rainy weather.

    1. Thank you so much! 😊 they are perfect with this cold weather, very delicious πŸ˜„ thanks for your sweet comment πŸ’™

  4. Looks delicious – love muffins!

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ muffins are my new addiction, I’ve been making them all the time! πŸ˜„ thanks for your sweet comment xx

  5. Homeschool at it’s best. Baking with the girls is getting more and more fun! Today we tried this recipe and it was an absolute hit!

    They are some much fun to make, especially that we had to practice fractions addition, estimate how much filling to put in, change temperature Celcius into Fahrenheit. Did I say teamwork and concentration too…..

    Oh! they are addictive too! We are suppose to bring them for a get together tomorrow and my oldest already put them away……

    Definetly a redo for us!

  6. Ah thanks Karina for the great feedback! My little sister has your name, I picked it for her and managed to convince my parents to name her that, same exact spelling too πŸ˜‚

    I’m so glad that you were able to use this recipe in an educational way with your kids, that’s just absolutely wonderful πŸ˜„

    You’ve totally made my day with all your kind words and yay for enjoying these muffins with your family! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜Š thanks for leaving your sweet comment! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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