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Banana Bread Muffins

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breads and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Pam


  • Muffin baking tray


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed very well (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.
  • Prepare the the banana bread muffins by whisking together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the well mashed banana, sour cream, eggs, melted butter and vanilla until very well combined.
  • Lightly fold the banana mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  • Pour the batter equally into the muffin pan filling them to the top.
  • Sprinkle some coarse turbinado sugar on top of each muffin.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and continue to cook for 13-15 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a few minutes before putting them on a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve and enjoy. 
    Side Note: Starting the baking at a higher temperature then reducing it helps make the high muffin dome.