This Banana Bread Muffin Recipe is going to take your love for all things banana bread to a whole new level. Soft and moist banana bread muffins loaded with banana flavors– the perfect recipe for ripe bananas.

Muffins are such a great dessert that aren’t too sweet but are so satisfying! Our blueberry crumble muffins and lemon poppyseed muffins are other fan-favorites.

Two banana muffins stacked on top of each other.

Though we love a good nutty banana bread recipe (and we have many different variations), these muffins are even better! They are quick to make, great for parties, and can be enjoyed plain or enjoyed with different variations.


The banana muffins are so soft and flavorful and you can have them whipped up and ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes, yes, please. They are the BEST kind of recipe for a quick breakfast, afternoon snack, or even dessert after dinner.

Banana bread muffins laid out on a black wire cooling rack.

banana bread muffin INGREDIENTS-

  • Eggs – you’ll need large eggs.
  • Sugar – granulated sugar works great.
  • Bananas – ripe or over ripe bananas, mashed them.
  • Sour cream – substitute for greek yogurt if you don’t have sour cream.
  • Vinegar – activates the baking soda.
  • Oil – light olive oil, canola oil or vegetable oil may be used.
  • Vanilla – adds flavor.
  • Flour – all purpose flour will work just fine, measure then sift.
  • Baking soda+powder – adds structure and gives the muffins shape.
  • Cinnamon – adds flavor to the muffins.
Step by step collage of how to make the ultimate homemade banana bread muffins.

How to Make Banana Bread Muffins:

This recipe comes together so quickly and it’s fail-proof, have your kids help for a fun time in the kitchen!

  1. Line muffin tin and preheat the oven.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients, set the flour mixture aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk sugar and egg. Ass sour cream, vinegar, mashed bananas, oil and vanilla. Mix to combine the banana mixture.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
  5. Add the batter into the paper liners in the muffin pans.
  6. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean in the center of the cupcakes
  7. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.

How to make Mini Muffins?

Use a mini muffin tin to make the mini muffins and just bake for 12-15 min at 355°F.

Three banana bread muffins stacked on top of each other.


This moist banana muffin recipe is the perfect base for a muffin. However, you can add so many different ingredients to upgrade the muffins:


Here’s how to store your baked and cooked banana bread muffins.

  • Store: Store cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: Freeze muffins without the frosting in a freezer bag 2-3 months.
  • Thaw: Thaw cupcakes in the fridge overnight. Heat for warm cupcakes.
A banana muffin cut in half.


Never let another overripe banana be thrown away. Be inspired to try a new banana bread recipe:

Banana Bread Muffin Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 3 votes
This Banana Bread Muffin Recipe is going to take your love for all things banana bread to a whole new level. Soft banana bread muffins topped with a cream cheese frosting – the perfect recipe for ripe bananas.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour measured then sifted
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 355°F.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, on medium speed, beat sugar and eggs for about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk together sour cream and vinegar and add to mixture.
  • Add bananas, oil and vanilla and add to the remaining ingredients, mix to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated, don’t overbeat.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the liners.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool muffins completely.


Notes: You can enjoy the muffins with frosting. Use half a recipe our homemade Frosting recipe
Mini Banana Muffins– Use a mini muffin tin to make the BEST mini muffins! Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350°F. 


194kcal Calories32g Carbs3g Protein7g Fat1g Saturated Fat2g Polyunsaturated Fat3g Monounsaturated Fat1g Trans Fat30mg Cholesterol61mg Sodium174mg Potassium1g Fiber16g Sugar89IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C29mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Muffin Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 89IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)