30 minute best Banana muffins

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meg tucker
meg tucker

Truly the most flavourful, sugar kissed, buttery banana muffin you will EVER eat! Hope you enjoy!

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the best Banana muffins

The best banana muffins? Well I have to say yes. These have been in the works for over 5 years and I think I have finally perfected the recipe. What started as a simple banana muffin recipe got tweaked, altered, things added, things removed and has merged into banana muffin HEAVEN. The bottom line, I have always loved banana bread. I remember as a kid that would be the one thing I march straight towards at a bake sale. Not a cupcake, not pie, but a piece of pre-buttered wrapped in cling wrap banana bread. The darker the better. Sweet, fragrant and HOMEMADE. Is there anything better? I think not!

What Makes These Banana muffins So Special?

Ready for my secret? Pure almond extract. And when I have them on hand, white chocolate chips. The chocolate chips are not mandatory, but if you want to get the desired result I wish you to have, please use good almond extract. I use a bottle that I grabbed, also at Winners. It’s almost like a baking paste or gel and it’s super thick concentrate. I want to say I measure, but that would be lying. I just let a little drop fall into the batter right before the final mix. The last thing I do is mix up the sugar and use one half white, and one half dark brown. I have tried all of one kind but this seems to just be the magic ratio.

I hope you love these as much as I do! I make minis as you can see, then before you know it, I’ve eaten the whole loaf. HEY! They’re mini!

TOOLS: Here is the mini loaf pan I use when I make them into little loaves!

For another glorious muffin that I’ve been working on FOREVER…try my Meg’s Morning Muffins! Y-U-M.

Enjoy! Meg xo

The BEST Banana Muffins

The ultimate banana muffin/bread experience. Decadent while not overly sweet, this bread is going to become your most shared "family" recipe!
Course Snack
Cuisine Comfort Flavour
Keyword banana
Author Meg Tucker


  • 2 c mashed bananas works out to be about 5
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp good almond extract vanilla works too if you don't have almond
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp melted butter to brush in pans
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 c sugar (I use 1/2c brown, 1/2 c white)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c white chocolate chips or milk or dark chocolate – all optional


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Brush your 12 muffin tins with melted butter. Or mini loaf pans. *You can use muffin liners if you wish!
  • Mash your bananas, still leaving a few little chunks. Add your melted butter, sugar, vanilla, almond extract and eggs.
  • Add to the wet, your flour, salt, baking powder + soda.
  • Mix ONLY until everything is combined and you don't see any big patches of flour.
  • Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, until you see it start to puff up a bit, this means your baking powder is working.
  • Fill up your tins or loaf pans with even amounts of batter, and pop in oven for ABOUT 25 mins for muffins, little longer for mini loaves. **Oven temps will vary.
  • Let sit in tins for a few minutes then take out and let cool on a rack. Serve with maple or honey butter! Enjoy! Meg xo

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7 Responses

  1. Okay you don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for the perfect recipe!

    Thank you. ::pulls bunch of bananas out of freezer::

  2. Love the pan.. Where did you find it.
    Always want to try different versions of a household “staple”….

    1. The link should be right in the article – I got it at Winners but the link is Amazon! I found there too!

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