Small Batch Banana Muffins

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Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you’re cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. 

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Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you're cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. | onedishkitchen.com

I’ve been making banana bread and banana muffins for as long as I’ve been a mom. Bananas have always been a favorite fruit here at my house but sometimes I buy more bananas than we can eat. When this happens, and the bananas become too ripe to peel and eat, I’ll make up a quick batch of banana muffins.

Extra ripe bananas are perfect to use in this recipe – the riper the banana, the sweeter the muffins.

Since my family size has been shrinking over the last few years, I have no need for a regular-sized batch of muffins. In fact this small batch of banana muffins is the perfect size if you’re cooking for one or two. This small batch banana muffin recipe makes five or six extra moist, tender, perfect banana muffins.


Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you're cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. | onedishkitchen.com

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These particular banana muffins will be a welcome sight at your breakfast table, they would even be a wonderful dessert.

Banana muffins make an easy grab-and-go breakfast when you’re rushing out the door and if you have the time and want to linger, they’re lovely with a cup of coffee or tea – especially when they’re hot from the oven with butter.

Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you're cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. | onedishkitchen.com

This recipe is a modified version of the banana muffins I used to make for my large family. Five to six muffins is the perfect amount if you’re cooking for one or two because you won’t be left with muffins to eat for days and days.

I use two bananas in this easy recipe. One that I blend with the sugar and one that I mash so that you’ll have little bits of bananas in each and every bite.

Enjoy!

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Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you're cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. | onedishkitchen.com
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Small Batch Banana Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you're cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. | onedishkitchen.com 

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 1 person
Author: Joanie Zisk
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 overripe bananas , divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray or lightly butter muffin tin.

  3. In a large bowl, whip the sugar and one of the bananas together until well blended.

  4. Add the melted butter, the egg, and the vanilla and beat well.

  5. Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt just until incorporated.

  6. Peel and mash the remaining banana with a fork on a small plate. Fold into the batter.

  7. Scoop the batter into the muffin tins and fill them 3/4 of the way. 

  8. Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 20-23 minutes.

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Small Batch Banana Muffins, the perfect amount if you’re cooking for one or two. These tender, sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert. MAKES 5-6 BANANA MUFFINS | zagleft.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Yum! This is so perfect for just my husband and me. I hate making super big batches of things and not be able to finish them before they mold or get stale. I only have so much freezer space after all!

  2. This is perfect because we rarely have enough bananas to make a whole batch of muffins anyway. These look moist and soft and really delicious. Pinning this recipe to use later.

  3. Love your website Jo Ann! These muffins are great! Thank you for all of the recipes that you post. So many great ones…yum!

  4. These are delicious and I have saved the pin for sure … I am now checking out everything else … I love to cook but just don’t want a lot of leftovers every time …. Thank you for you and your recipes 🙂

  5. Just made these this morning for an after school snack. I used cupcake wrappers because I usually have horrible luck with getting muffins out, the wrappers were a little greasy. My muffins also didn’t poof up as nice, so next time I’ll be doing it without the wrappers to see if that’s where I went wrong.
    But I was happy with the flavor and saved it to be made again soon!

    • Hi Billie, I’m so glad you liked the flavor of the muffins. There could be a couple of reasons your muffins didn’t poof up as much. Check to see if you might be using older baking soda – this could make the baking soda ineffective. Also, when mixing the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients, be careful not to “overmix”. Mix the ingredients together gently. Also, (this is a hard one for me 😉) avoid opening the oven any time before the muffins are done – you don’t want any cooler air entering the oven to reduce the temperature in any way. Hopefully this helps.
      Have a great weekend!

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