The Best Banana Muffin Recipe

The BEST Banana Muffin Recipe! The batter comes together in minutes and is baked on two temperatures for the most moist, fluffy banana muffins you’ve ever had. Can be made with or without streusel topping!

Servings : 15 muffins


3 ripe bananas
¼ cup canola oil (may substitute vegetable oil) (60ml)
¼ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled at least 5 minutes (60g)
½ cup sugar (100g)
½ cup light brown sugar tightly packed (100g)
2 large eggs room temperature preferred
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour (250g)
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup buttermilk (60ml) room temperature preferred

Streusel (optional)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (65g)
1/2 cup brown sugar (100g)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold (60g)


  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners*
  2. Place peeled bananas in a large bowl and use a fork or a potato masher to mash them – bananas should be well-mashed.
  3. Add canola oil and melted butter and stir well.  
  4. Stir in sugars until well-combined.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla extract and butermilk and stir well.  Set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients — flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Add dry ingredients to your wet batter and gently fold in until ingredients are just combined (don’t over-mix the batter!).
  8. Portion batter into prepared muffin tin, filling each liner ¾ of the way full.  Set aside and prepare your Streusel topping.

Streusel Topping (optional)
  1. Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt in a medium-sized bowl and use a fork to stir the ingredients together.
  2. Using a pastry cutter, cut in your cold butter until the butter is well-worked in and your mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over each muffin.
  4. Bake muffins on 425F (218C) for 8 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350 (175C) (do not open the oven door or remove the muffins, just leave them in and reduce the temperature) and bake another 7-8 minutes on 350F (177C).  A toothpick inserted in the center of the largest muffin should come out clean or with few moist crumbs (no wet batter) to test for doneness.
  5. Allow muffins to cool before enjoying.


*Please note that this recipe makes about 15 muffins while most muffin tins are only 12-count.

Feel free to add nuts or chocolate chips! Just stir them in at the end.


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