Banana Muffin Recipe | Perfect way to use up ripened bananas

Banana Muffin Recipe | Perfect way to use up ripened bananas

Bananas are always hit or miss around here. I can buy them and they can be gone in a few days – while other times they just sit.

When they sit and actually start to turn brown this banana muffin recipe sure does come in handy – as the riper the bananas, the more flavorful these little mini muffins can be.

Banana Muffin Recipe

Not sure if it is the touch of vanilla or the baked on cinnamon & sugar topping – but this recipe always makes those bananas seem a bit more appealing.

Banana Muffin Recipe

Plus other than the sour cream – the remainder of the ingredients are pantry staples and more than likely already in your kitchen cabinets.

P.S. I have heard you can toss ripened bananas in the freezer – peel and all – until you are ready to use them. Has anyone ever tried this? I’d love to know!

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Banana Muffin Recipe
Serves: 24 mini muffins
  • 2¼ Cups of Flour
  • ½ Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • ½ Cup of Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Ripe Bananas, Mashed (approximately 2 Cups)
  • 4 Tablespoons of Flour
  • ⅔ Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons of Butter, Melted
  • ⅔ Cups of Walnuts, Chopped (optional)
  1. Combine together the Flour, Sugar, Baking powder, Baking Soda, and Salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the Egg Yolks, Sour Cream, Vegetable Oil, Vanilla Extract and Mashed Bananas.
  3. Add the two mixtures together and stir until just moistened.
  4. Spoon the batter into the cavities of a greased mini muffin pan.
  5. To make the topping, mix the Flour, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, and Melted Butter together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the muffins.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 375º for 12-16 minutes, or until done.
Ripened bananas will make the most flavorful muffins. This recipe makes approximately 24 mini muffins. The batter should be stiff enough to mound on a spoon - though make note not to overmix the batter. Since the moisture of the bananas can vary upon the ripeness - additional flour may be needed to achieve the correct batter consistency.



  1. I peel the over-ripe bananas and put them in a freezer bag.I let them accumulate and make a large batch to share!

  2. Your muffins look so delicious! I wish I had one to go with my afternoon cup of coffee. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

    • Thanks Brandi – you too! Wish I could toss you one!

    • I don’t like the peel on method. It is gross to peel off the slimy skin.

      I grab 4 pre peeled bananas throw them in a glass bowl, defrost in the microwave, then add my ingredients for my favorite (one dirty bowl only) banana bread recipe.


      I grab one frozen banana, defrost in the microwave, add my pancake ingredients, and have very most pancakes. (once again only one dirty bowl).

  3. I freeze bananas all the tiime. It is better to use them before they complete thaw if you are going to just eat them alone but are great for cooking.

  4. I have never peeled them first but will try that next time. But, I have never heard of using the peel with it! Sounds gross to me!

  5. I just toss mine in the freezer, peel and all. Bring them out when I know I am going to make banana bread, and while I am preparing they are defrosted enough to work with. Very simple. I havent tried banana muffins, only loaves, but these look really good. Cant wait to give them a try. I have been wanting to make more bourbon vanilla, cause I love the taste in baked goods and especially hot chocolate.yuuummmm.

  6. I have frozen them in the peels forever, but recently started putting in them peeled. I agree w’ Cindy. It keeps them from becoming a watery mes and no slippery, messy skins. . It’s also easier to freeze them in the exact amount you need for a recipe if peeled.

  7. These look delicious and easy! Yum!!

  8. Peel them and cut int pieces…..then just grab what you need to make a smoothie!!

    • Smoothies sound yummy. Why haven’t I thought of freezing these before 🙂 Thanks Melissa!

    • I’ve recently started this. I slice them and freeze them on a tray. When they are frozen, I put them in a zip lock bag to use for smoothies later. My husband says he gets more flavor because he doesn’t have to use ice in his smoothies. The frozen bananas take the place of the ice.

  9. Oh yes. We freeze bananas around my house all the time. There is always a recipe longing for some bananas! These muffins look delish!

  10. Hate to let a banana ruin, so when they are very ripened, we peel and place into a freezer bag. We lay them out so they freeze flat. That way they make a neater package for the freezer and take up less room. Your muffins look delicious…and I just happen to have plenty of frozen ripe bananas in the freezer.



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