Banana Muffins

June 6, 2017
banana muffins

These tasty banana muffins are great for breakfast or a tasty lunchbox treat. The delicious banana flavour will put a smile on your face.

Isn’t it annoying that when the weather is warmer bananas don’t last very long? You buy a bunch of bananas that are slightly green thinking they will last. A few days later they are developing brown spots and sit in the fruit bowl looking sorry for themselves. Once they get brown spots it is as if they have the plague. No one wants to eat them. Fortunately a number of recipes use overripe bananas. The classic is banana bread. Recently when finding some sorry looking bananas in my fruit bowl I made banana muffins instead.

Banana muffins

banana muffins

I got the inspiration for the banana muffins from a book that I was sent recently. The book is “Tasty recipes from Busy Bees – starters and desserts”. Busy Bees provide nursery child care (Find out more about preschool in Leeds). The recipe book contains a selection of recipes from the seasonal menus they use. Their catering team ensure the recipes are nutritious and well balanced so the whole family can enjoy them.

This book has a selection of starters and desserts which look really tasty. As well as the banana muffins I found other desserts like Summer berry brioche pudding, apple jack cookies and ginger bread. Among the starters were tomato bruschetta, salmon mousse toast and chicken and pepper wraps. I am going to have fun cooking recipes from this book for some time.

Making Banana Muffins

Banana muffins

When it is sunny outside I never feel much like cooking. Having the oven on can make the house unbearably warm. I like to find recipes which are quick to cook and easy to make and banana muffins fall into this category. The maximum time they need to cook for is thirty minutes so the house does not get too warm.

The muffins are really easy to make as well. The only hard part is mashing the bananas. After this has been done it is just a question of mixing up the ingredients and popping them into muffin cases. Then just pop them into the oven until they are ready. They are so easy to make you could get your kids to help. The muffins are really tasty as well, a delicious treat for the family.

Banana Muffin Recipe

Banana Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Delicious banana muffins perfect for breakfast or brunch.

Credit:Busy Bees Child Care


  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 2 bananas
  • 100g wholemeal flour
  • 120g self raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Gas mark 5
  2. Peel and mash the bananas
  3. Mix together the bananas, vegetable oil, eggs and brown sugar in a bowl
  4. Fold in the flours, cinnamon and baking powder
  5. Spoon the mixture into twelve muffin cases
  6. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden

Why not pin the recipe to try later?

Quick and easy banana muffins

If you are looking for other delicious recipes that use up left over fruit then this blackberry and raspberry drizzle cake is ideal.

Do you have any favourite recipes for leftover bananas? Let me know below.

Read more:

Linking up to the kitchen clearout linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I got rid of some overripe bananas.

5 responses to “Banana Muffins”

  1. Sadiyya Maryam says:

    Sounds lovely will definitely be trying this recipe out with my daughter. Many thanks for sharing.

  2. Ooh I do like a nice banana muffin 🙂

  3. Overripe bananas are wonderful in baking. Typically I bake a banana bread. Muffins sound very tasty. And with wholemeal flour they are also healthy.

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