Erika Wassall, The Jersey Farm Scribe here with a banana bread muffin recipe you are sure to love. This recipe uses an optional fun twist but you make you can make the entire recipe in inside of a Ziploc bag instead of using mixing bowls. This saves you some dishes, plus kids have a great time squishing the recipe as you go. These banana bread muffins are a great way to use up overly ripe bananas and make a tasty treat that can be enjoyed as breakfast or a snack.
Fun Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
Banana Bread Muffins Ingredients
I use the mostly the usual ingredients to make my Banana Bread Muffins.
You need really ripe bananas to make banana bread. When the bananas have turned brown or black on the outside, they are just really ripe inside which makes them sweet and flavorful as well as soft and easier to mash.
As far as oil goes, you can use vegetable oil like most folks or you can use butter or coconut oil. I like the taste of butter or coconut oil the best.
- 2-3 very ripe bananas
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 1½ cups of flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking power
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Banana Bread Muffin Topping Ideas:
Chose one or none. They are completely optional.
- Oats and brown sugar (1 tbsp of each mixed together and sprinkled over the muffin tops before baking)
- Granola (2 tbsp sprinkled over the muffin tops before baking)
- Basic Sugar Glaze (poured over muffin tops after baking and cooling)
How To Make Banana Bread Muffins
All right, let’s make some banana bread muffins!
Preheat oven to 375 and prepare a muffin tin. (I just spray with Pam, but you can use liners if you prefer for the no dishes effect!)
Take a Ziploc bag, toss the bananas, sugar and oil in and squish it all up. Then add everything else and squish some more. You can also open the bag and stir with a spoon which is faster than the squish method. But kids do love to squish things!!
It will look like this:
Then snip the bottom corner off and use it like a pastry bag to fill the muffin cups about 3/4 of the way full. In theory you could pinch off the hole in the bag between each muffin cup. Because I was trying to take photos with one hand, I decided to just let it flow and I wiped the extra off afterwards.
TIP: The hole in the bag being about the size of a dime is about right but don’t sweat it! If it is larger, it’ll just come out faster so be ready to move!
Top with your toppings (the granola one is my favorite) and pop in the oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool and remove from muffin pan. Then you can enjoy as is or add the milk and powder sugar glaze I mentioned above. Yum!! I love this banana bread muffins recipe and I hope you do too!
Printable Banana Bread Muffins Recipe
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