BEST BANANA MUFFINS — Based on my grandmother’s banana bread recipe, these tried and true muffins are loaded with banana flavor. They really are the best!
I can’t tell you how many banana muffin recipes I’ve tried. The thing is, I have a fabulous banana bread recipe from my grandma that with a few adjustments makes the Best Banana Muffins, but I always think I’m going to find something better.
Last time I tried a new banana muffin recipe my oldest son said, “Mom, don’t you have that good recipe of your grandma’s? That’s the best one. It has the best banana flavor.”
So there you have it. I decided it was finally time to stop searching for something better and share the Best Banana Muffins with you.
Always trust your grandma when it comes to tried and true recipes. Lesson learned. Of course, this recipe makes the best banana bread too.
I’ve tried so many different ways to use up my over-ripe bananas, but I always come back to this recipe because my family loves it, and it never fails me.
As the saying goes–don’t fix what’s not broken! I hope you love my grandmas banana bread/muffin recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need to make Best Banana Muffins
- Lemon juice
- Baking powder
- Spices: cinnamon, salt
- Chocolate chips
Best Banana Muffins
Based on my grandmother's banana bread recipe, these tried and true muffins are loaded with banana flavor. They really are the best!
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large bananas, mashed
- 1 cup chopped chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper liners.
- In a small bowl, stir together milk and lemon juice; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon
- Cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and stir to combine.
- Add milk/lemon juice to mashed bananas, then fold banana mixture into batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Who Dished It Up First: My grandma!
These muffins look amazing! I think that I’m going to try baking them this weekend. Why did you add lemon juice though?
Diana, since it’s my grandma’s recipe, I can’t say for sure about the lemon juice, although lemon juice or vinegar mixed with milk is often used as a substitute for buttermilk, which I think always makes baked goods taste better, so I suspect that may be the reason.
This is good but your grandma’s original bread recipe trumps this any day!