Grandma’s banana muffins 

Hello fellow foodies,

If you’re a parent or caregiver you know children can sometimes be unpredictable. One week they love bananas and the next they don’t. I thought I was being extra prepared but instead had 6 overipe bananas because my daughter suddenly didnt like them and I forgot to freeze them. 

On the plus side that meant banana bread since most of the time they never get to that point. I’ve made them just after buying a bunch of bananas too but they’re sweeter the longer you wait. You should try these out either way!

A sweet lady I’ve known forever shared her recipe with me. I knew after the many years she’d been baking it was full proof. She also emphasized using a wooden spoon instead of a hand mixer so you don’t overmix 🙂 I started off with a whisk because my toddler was adament about it 😉

Anywho here’s the recipe yields 12-18 muffins, depending on size (I doubled it).


  • Nonstick spray or paper muffin cups*
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 tbs  (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract **
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar

* I prefer the paper muffin cups if I’m going to freeze some. 

**I use unsweetned vanilla almond milk so I didn’t add the extract  but you can.

Preheat oven to 400 and place rack in the center.

Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.

With a spoon mix together the butter and sugar. 

Mix in the eggs next, one at a time.

Using a potato/avocado smasher, mash the bananas. I may have lost one to my son in the process of peeling them…

Stir in the milk, vinegar and extract until creamy.

Lastly stir in the flour mixture until moistened.

Fill muffin tins 3/4 of the way full and bake for 15-18min.

Let cool for 10min and serve. 

They freeze great too which makes for an easy breakfast on the go!

My kiddos love to bake and with their “help” and the kitchen already being messy it made for a fun Saturday morning. I’ve learned that taking the extra time to let them help gets them excited to eat the final project! 

Add these to your brekasfast list this week! Let me know how you liked them 🙂

Happy eating,

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