I’m back in Montreal after a looooong weekend away and it feels GREAT! Paul and I have a date night booked at our favourite wine bar for this evening and I can’t wait to sit back and sip some serious red.

Best Banana Muffins

After months and months of planning, the bachelorette weekend that I planned for my best friend is completed. We dressed her up in ’80’s gear, got our make up done, did yoga, ate too much cake, played a whole whack of games and danced our hips sore. It was such a fun weekend to plan!

Best Banana Muffins

For the weekend, I rented a gigantic cabin on a lake and provided a simple breakfast with bagels, granola and yogurt, toast and fruit. I FORGOT THE MUFFINS! Planning fail on my end. I made a big batch of these right before I left and totally forgot to bring them.

Lucky for me, these are my favourite banana muffin in the whole wide world and I’ll have no trouble destroying them.

Best Banana Muffins

Best Banana Muffins

What I love most about these muffins is the texture – total moisture overload with each bite and a buttery muffin top.

Best Banana Muffins

Very excited to have nailed this one. Hopefully you love the recipe as much as I do!

Best Banana Muffins


Best Banana Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 12-15 muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups (about 3) mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a muffin tin with baking spray or line it with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, brown sugar and the egg until combined. Quickly whisk in the cooled melted butter and add the vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and and stir until just combined, making sure not to overmix.
  5. Divide the batter in your muffin pan. You can add a slice of banana on top of the batter at this point for decoration.
  6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the muffins comes out clean, about 17-19 minutes.
  7. Remove muffins to a wire rack and cool for at least 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


These freeze wonderfully. Just pop what you don't think you'll use in a freezer bag once the muffins have cooled to save for later.


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10 Responses to Best Banana Muffins

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! Yummy muffins!

  2. I love a good banana muffin. So happy you had a great weekend!

  3. Medha says:

    Such a fun bachelorette weekend! These muffins look incredible and I love how quickly they come together 🙂 Pinning!

  4. Your weekend, this blurb, “…played a whole whack of games and danced our hips sore,” so epic. What an amazing time!

    As for your recipe, I love that you added brown sugar. I haven’t tried that in banana bread. What a great twist.

  5. Banana muffins are my favourite and I have a freezer full of them. Will be trying your lovely recipe soon 🙂

  6. cakespy says:

    These do look crave-worthy. I am dreaming of them with nutella.

  7. Alison says:

    Nice! Love the feeling when you nail a recipe!

  8. […] how creative you can get when creating them. You can go the healthy route, which I often do, the classic banana muffin route, which I more than often do, or you can go the indulgent/fun route like we’re doing […]

  9. Joanne Bruno says:

    Sounds like you planned an AWESOME weekend, muffin forgetting notwithstanding. 🙂 And hey, I might have accidentally on purpose “forgotten” these myself just so I could keep them all to myself!

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