Large Bakery Style Banana Muffins

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!

Banana muffins pile.

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.

Single banana muffin.

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 :).

Overview of banana muffins.

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).

Banana muffin pile.

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.

Ripe bananas.

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.

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Inside of banana muffin.

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Large Bakery Style Banana Muffins

5 from 9 votes
Recipe by Linda @thedutchbaker

12 – 15

Large Muffins
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  • 2 1/4 cups (280gms) flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup (100gms) +2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1/2 cup (100gms) soft brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup (125mls) oil

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3 over ripe, spotted bananas mashed well (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1/4 cup (60mls) buttermilk*

  • Optional, cinnamon, chocolate chips; milk, dark or white, cinnamon chips, toffee pieces, nuts


  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Line a muffin tray with cupcake cups.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt (and cinnamon if desired) until well combined.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk oil and sugars together. Add in eggs one at a time whisking between each addition. Whisk in vanilla until combined.
  • Whisk in the mashed bananas then fold in the flour mix alternating with buttermilk taking care not to over mix. Batter will be thick. Extras can be folded in at this stage too like the chocolate chips or nuts.
  • Spread batter into cupcake cups making sure to fill to the top, and bake for 8 minutes then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the heat to 180C/375C and bake until muffins are cooked through, about 12 – 15 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. While the muffins are still warm, store in an airtight container to continue cooling completely.


  • *To make buttermilk, measure 1/4 milk into a cup. Remove 3/4 teaspoon of the milk and replace with 3/4 teaspoon white vinegar. Leave to rest until you prepare the muffin batter, the milk/buttermilk will thicken slightly. Whisk and use as stated above.
  • See post above for freezing tips.
  • Recipe by the dutch baker.

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  1. Meti Regaa says:

    I have never left a comment on anything ever, but these muffins were divine! I doubled the recipe and my family gobbled them up. Am definitely making these again soon. My new fav new way use up bananas

    1. Hello Meti, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I’m so glad that you made and enjoyed the recipe 😁

  2. Question: wouldn’t putting the muffins in a container cause condensation and make the muffins soggy? You’re recipe
    sounds wonderful and I’m baking them as I type. Just curious about the directions stating to put them in a container while still warm.

    1. Hi Gail, thank you for trying my recipe, hope you love them! Let the muffins cool for a little while on a wire rack before storing them. This way there won’t be any condensation to make them soggy. By storing them in airtight containers overnight, you might find the tops become a little moist but that’s the same for all baked goods that have been stored.

      Alternatively, you can cool them completely then wrap each one well with plastic wrap and freeze. This also keeps them soft and moist 😄

  3. This recipe was very tasty. A couple of things…
    It says it makes twelve to fifteen jumbo muffins, however, it really only makes six jumbo muffins. The cook time was off as well… I had to cook them about an additional ten minutes.

    1. Hi Gina, thank you very much for trying my recipe. This recipe will make 12 to 15 large muffins meaning when made using a regular sized cupcake/muffin tray and filling all the way to the top. If you are using a jumbo muffin tray, it will make about 6 and because you use a lot more batter per muffin, for sure it needs longer to cook (minimum 10 to 15 minutes more).

      Happy you enjoyed the muffins! 😊

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