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March 6, 2014

Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

My boys love to bring banana muffins
to school for lunch or snacks.
Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

And since my mother in law makes a delicious banana bread (and muffins),
I thought I would share her easy recipe with you!

We usually make the muffins because they are easy to grab and go!

Easy Banana Muffins/Bread


1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream together the 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar.  Add 2 large eggs and mix.  Mash 4 ripe bananas and add 1 tsp vanilla.  Add that mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and beat.  Mix together 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/3 cup of buttermilk and add to batter.  Slowly add 1 1/4 cup of flour and stir in the nuts.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes.
(Makes about 2 dozen)

For bread:
Fill a standard loaf pan and bake for 1 hour

Sometimes I add a cream cheese frosting.  The muffins are nice and moist on their own but the frosting makes them more cupcake-like!

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extra
Beat all ingredients until fluffy

Note:  You can add more sugar to make it sweeter but this is the combination that seems to work for us.

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  1. They look delicious, Shelley! Thanks for sharing your MIL's recipe! Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Have to try this! I LOVE anything Banana! Thanks Shelley!

  3. Baking with bananas is the best! I'll be pinning this!

  4. Hi Shelley, These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Thanks Shelley, I bet my son would love this in his lunch, too! Have a great weekend!

  6. Ummm, I do love muffins of any kind...and banana makes them so moist. I'll be trying your recipe when I get some ripe bananas...:)
    xo bj

  7. Thanks for the recipe… I have to try this one! I love banana bread and muffins!

  8. I love banana bread and have not tried to make muffins. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing this on Tasty Tuesday!

  9. Oh I will definitely make these. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this post at the Say G’Day Saturday linky party. I just pinned it.

    Hope to see you again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz


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