Easy Banana Muffins

Ingredients (makes 12)

  • 3 large (about 300g or 1 cup) extra ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup protein powder or use additional 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch optional
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped nuts optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare a muffin pan with cooking spray or paper muffin cups and get out of all the necessary ingredients.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients – flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add wet ingredients. Gently stir until just combined. Don’t overmix – some small streaks of flour are fine.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin tins filling each one completely full and top with a few additional chocolate chips, if desired. Bake muffins for 5 minutes at 425 degrees F. and then with muffins staying in the oven, reduce heat to 350 degrees F. and bake muffins for 12-15 minutes more. I recommend checking muffins after about 12 minutes because mine were completely baked by 13 minutes.

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