These soft, moist and fluffy banana muffins are full of delicious banana flavour. It’s an easy, no mixer recipe that yields gorgeous tall muffin tops and can be enjoyed plain or with nuts, toffee, chocolate chips or even a streusel topping!
I absolutely love banana muffins. They’re definitely one of my favourite muffins and this might just be my favourite muffin recipe ever! It’s just so simple and never fails me.
Left over bananas are always around my place because my family never seem to want to eat the whole bunch before they become over ripe so luckily I’ve been able to experiment quite a bit with banana recipes. This has been one that I’ve not changed in ages :).
The muffins are super moist and delicious, and they come together so quickly. The batter is nice and thick and is perfect for adding things to it like nuts or chocolate chips. You can even swirl in some Nutella or peanut butter too.
How to make large muffins
The trick to getting muffin tops this beautiful is to fill the cupcake cups all the way to the tops with batter. Start baking the muffins at a higher heat (200C) for a few minutes then lower the heat (180C) and continue to bake until they are cooked through. (see recipe card for full instructions).
Of course another must, and this goes for all banana recipes, is to ensure that your bananas are very ripe. Pick the ones that are all brown and spotted because that is what makes that perfect texture and flavour in your muffins, cakes or cupcakes. Using over-ripe bananas also adds a natural sweetness so you won’t need to add much more sugar to sweeten the muffins.
Mmm I just love these tops! I can eat these muffins non stop, they’re just that delicious! The crumb is so beautifully soft and sturdy so it will hold up to whatever you decide to add in. They’re very flavourful on their own so you can enjoy these muffins plain or with a smear of butter and honey.
How to freeze muffins
I love having muffins on the go for a fast breakfast or quick snack. These muffins freeze extremely well. Once you’ve allowed them to cool, wrap each one well with clingfilm/plastic wrap and place into an airtight container or zip lock bag. Store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Whenever you have a craving, take one out and let it thaw to room temperature and enjoy.
The best banana muffin recipe you’ll ever find!
More favourite muffin recipes to try:
- Bakery style chocolate chip muffins
- Chocolate banana muffins
- Gingerbread muffins
- Cinnamon apple muffins
- Peach crumb muffins
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