The Best Banana Muffins With Fresh Bananas

The best banana muffins uses fresh bananas – did you know that? Most banana bread recipes call for ripe bananas but using fresh bananas changes the flavour completely, for the better!

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My daughter loves banana bread. She goes through spurts where she wants it everyday for breakfast, so I made mini muffins from the same recipe.

Most banana bread recipes say to use bananas that are very ripe. I used to freeze my ripe bananas for a long time, adding three bananas to a freezer bag so I could quickly grab them when I needed to make a banana bread loaf. But recently I didn’t have any really ripe bananas on hand, I only had really fresh, a little bit green bananas (my favorite kind to eat) and they made such a huge difference to the entire recipe! I couldn’t believe the difference in texture and flavour.

The banana muffin mix in a mixing bowl and mini muffin tin.

  I also used to make banana muffins with mini chocolate chips so I started to wean her off of the chocolate chips by adding just 3 chocolate chips to the top of each muffin then no chocolate chips completely. She loves that they are mini muffins and she seems to eat more when her food is small.

My traditional banana bread recipe had too much sugar so I reduced it by half and add no chocolate chips so it’s a good breakfast muffin.

Pop them in a large freezer bag and take a few out throughout the week for snack or breakfast.

The baked mini muffins.

You can also make a traditional banana bread loaf with this same recipe. Just bake for 1 hour.

Be sure to download the recipe below.

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5 from 1 vote

Best Banana Muffins with Fresh Bananas

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Jamie Lundstrom – So Much Better With Age


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 fresh bananas, mashed
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  • In a mixer, beat together butter and sugar well.
  • Add in eggs and beat well. 
  • Add mashed bananas.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. 
  • Add cupcake liners to mini cupcake pan (24 mini muffins) and scoop in batter until nearly full to the top (or makes 12 regular muffins).
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Press your finger in the top of a muffin and if it bounces back it’s done. 

Happy baking!

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  1. Hi Jamie my banana cupcakes are in the oven will let you know how much I love them …couldnt wait to make them thank you Lorraine

  2. Jamie OMG these are the best muffins ! I did some with a few chocolate chips and both were good … time I will do mini ones and freeze them ..thank you so much for sharing ….my new go to muffin for sure ! xo Lorraine

    1. Thank you so much, Lorraine! I loved how you commented, then made them then commented! It made my day. Aren’t they the best?! So amazing how different fresh bananas make, right? I like them with chocolate chips too, and my daughter does too a little toooo much 😉
      Hugs, Jamie

  3. We love us some good banana anything but I can’t cook – so there’s that. My daughter is gluten intolerant. Think I can substitute the flour for a gluten free flour? The consistency is more grainy. Thanks or the help!

    1. Hi Cindy,
      I’m sure you could substitute the flour as there’s not very much in the recipe. Is there a GF website that tells you how much to convert? This would make a really good GF recipe.
      Hugs, Jamie

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious muffins, I only had enough mix for exactly 11 muffins so I might have overfilled them a little bit, but having no waste at the end is really nice!

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