Delicious and Healthy Banana Muffin Recipe

Attention all banana lovers! Have you ever craved a delicious, homemade muffin that will satisfy your taste buds and fill your kitchen with a tantalizing aroma? Well, you’re in luck! Introducing Michael’s Banana Muffins Recipe – the perfect solution for those who love the classic taste of banana bread but want something portable and easy to grab on-the-go.

What makes Michael’s Banana Muffins Recipe so special, you may ask? Well, my secret ingredient is the rich and flavorful blend of Michael’s Banana Coffee. This unique twist on traditional banana muffins takes your taste buds on an exciting adventure. It’s the perfect combination of sweet bananas and bold coffee, making it the ideal treat for breakfast, snack-time or dessert.

With a soft and fluffy interior and crunchy pecans on top, this recipe is sure to become an instant favorite among your family and friends. The best part? These muffins are incredibly easy to make with just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

So why wait any longer? Get ready to indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of these delicious muffins. I can guarantee that this recipe will soon become a staple in your kitchen, bringing comfort to your soul one bite at a time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Michael's Banana Muffins
Michael’s Banana Muffins

Are you tired of the same old banana bread recipe? Look no further than Michael’s Banana Muffins.

One reason to love this recipe is the addition of pecans, which add a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor to every bite. Plus, with its classic ingredients such as all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda, you can’t go wrong.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the use of coffee and vanilla extract. These ingredients bring a rich and flavorful aroma to the muffins that cannot be matched by any ordinary banana bread recipe. And if you want to switch it up, try adding in some peanut butter or even blueberries for an extra twist.

Not only are these muffins delicious, but they are also easy to make. With a simple ingredient list including ripe bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter, you can whip them up in no time. It’s a great way to use up bananas that are on the verge of going bad.

Whether you enjoy them as part of your breakfast routine or as an afternoon snack, Michael’s Banana Muffins are sure to satisfy your taste buds. So why settle for ordinary banana bread when you could indulge in these delectable muffins?

Ingredient List

 Start your morning off right with these delicious banana muffins!
Start your morning off right with these delicious banana muffins!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to gather:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3-4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Make sure your bananas have ripened to perfection before starting this recipe. The riper your bananas are, the sweeter and more flavorful your muffins will be. Using fresh pecans can add a nice crunch to the final product as well. You could also try other mix-ins like chocolate chips or shredded coconut!

The Recipe How-To

 These muffins are the perfect sweet treat for any time of day.
These muffins are the perfect sweet treat for any time of day.

Now, let’s get down to it and start baking! Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make Michael’s Banana Muffins Recipe.


Before you begin, gather all the ingredients needed for this recipe. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbsp strong coffee


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with muffin cups or lightly grease with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar until well mixed.
  4. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, mashed bananas, and strong coffee. Mix well.
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  6. Scoop the mixture evenly into each muffin cup using an ice cream scoop or spoon.
  7. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on the counter top for about 5 minutes before removing them from the pan.
  9. Serve warm with a drizzle of honey or some roasted pecans on top.

Follow these easy instructions closely and you’ll end up with a beautiful batch of Michael’s Banana Muffins that are sure to impress everyone who gets their hands on them!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for a mouth-watering aroma to fill your home as these muffins bake.
Get ready for a mouth-watering aroma to fill your home as these muffins bake.

One of the great things about this Michael’s Banana Muffin recipe is that it can easily be customized to suit your personal preferences or dietary restrictions.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, consider substituting some of the all-purpose flour with oat flour, which is gluten-free and provides a lighter texture. Additionally, you can replace the sugar with mashed banana or honey for a natural sweetener.

For those who love nuts, pecans are a great addition to these banana muffins. Simply mix them in with the dry ingredients before incorporating the wet ingredients. You can also add in some chocolate chips, raisins or blueberries for extra flavor and texture.

If you’re a coffee lover, this recipe can be easily transformed into Michael’s Banana Coffee Muffins by adding 2 tablespoons of strong coffee to the wet mixture. This will give your muffins a delightful aroma and subtle coffee taste.

For those who prefer savory over sweet, try swapping out the sugar for shredded cheese or crumbled bacon bits. Or you can also experiment with different nut butters like peanut butter or almond butter instead of butter.

Lastly, if you want to make these muffins suitable for keto or paleo diets, replace the all-purpose flour with almond flour or coconut flour and use nonfat Greek yogurt instead of butter. This will create delicious protein muffins that are low in carbs and high in healthy fats.

Remember to always keep an open mind when trying substitutions and variations – this may lead to your new favorite version of Michael’s Banana Muffin recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 I guarantee you won't be able to resist the banana-y goodness of these muffins.
I guarantee you won’t be able to resist the banana-y goodness of these muffins.

A batch of Michael’s Banana Muffins is the perfect comfort food for breakfast. These muffins are so delicious and delightful; they can be served with almost anything. A hot cup of coffee, energy-boosting banana coffee, or a cold glass of milk would perfectly complement these muffins.

When serving them for breakfast, I recommend pairing them with some fresh fruits, yogurt or cream cheese to add an extra twist. Their subtle sweetness will not overwhelm your taste buds, making them a great choice if you want to serve them with a savory dish too.

These muffins are also perfect for picnics or as an on-the-go snack. You can pack them up in paper towels or plastic wrap to preserve their freshness and savor them at any time.

If you’re feeling creative, try experimenting with different toppings such as pecans, chocolate chips or peanut butter to add an extra layer of nuttiness to the muffins. They’re easy to customize and you can make them as healthy or indulgent as you like.

Overall, Michael’s Banana Muffins are perfect for any occasion and guarantee to keep your taste buds happy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These muffins are so moist and fluffy, you'll think they're straight from a bakery.
These muffins are so moist and fluffy, you’ll think they’re straight from a bakery.

Now that you’ve made these delicious Michael’s Banana Coffee Muffins, you might be wondering how to store them properly. The good news is that these muffins can be stored easily and reheated just as easily!

If you’re planning on making these muffins ahead of time, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. If you need them to last longer, you can store them in the freezer for up to three months.

To reheat, simply take out the desired number of muffins from the container and gently warm them up in the oven at 350°F (or 175°C) for a few minutes. If you’re in a hurry, you can microwave them for about 10 seconds.

One tip to keep in mind when reheating your muffins is to wrap them in paper towels before popping them into the microwave. This prevents them from drying out and also helps to keep the moisture inside.

Another helpful tip is to store any leftover muffins with a slice of bread in the container. The bread will help to absorb excess moisture and keep your muffins fresh and moist for longer.

Overall, these Michael’s Banana Coffee Muffins are incredibly versatile and easy to store and reheat, making them perfect for quick breakfasts or snacks on-the-go. So don’t hesitate to make a batch or two and enjoy them all week long!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't let those overripe bananas go to waste! Use them to make these amazing muffins!
Don’t let those overripe bananas go to waste! Use them to make these amazing muffins!

Want to ensure that your Michael’s Banana Muffins Recipe turns out perfectly every time? Here are some tips that will help you achieve deliciously moist and flavorful muffins:

1. Use overripe bananas

When selecting bananas for this recipe, make sure to choose the ones that are almost fully ripe or even slightly overripe. These bananas have a stronger flavor and natural sweetness that will make your muffins stand out.

2. Don’t overmix your batter

Overmixing your batter may lead to dense, tough muffins. Mix the dry ingredients together first in one bowl and then mix the wet ingredients in another. Then combine both mixes at once and stir just until you’ve formed a homogeneous mixture.

3. Experiment with add-ins

Feel free to experiment with different add-ins for some variety in your muffins! From chopped pecans to chocolate chips or even peanut butter, there’s no limit to what you can sprinkle on top of these sweet treats.

4. Avoid using cold ingredients

Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before starting to mix them together. This helps keep the batter from becoming lumpy or unevenly mixed.

5. Use good quality all-purpose flour

The quality of your flour can greatly affect the texture and flavor of your muffins. Invest in a good quality all-purpose flour to ensure that you get the best results possible.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your Michael’s Banana Muffins turn out perfectly every time – moist, fluffy, flavorful, and not dry or crumbly. So why not give them a try? Your taste buds will thank you!


Now, let’s move on to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. This section will cover some common questions you might have about this recipe, including ingredient substitutions and serving suggestions.

Do you have to use ripe bananas for muffins?

When it comes to baking with bananas, using the ripe ones would be a smart choice. They are softer in texture, making it easier to blend and mash them into the batter. Not only this, but they are more deliciously sweet. This is because, as the bananas ripen, the starches convert into sugars, making them more flavorful.

Can I add real bananas to banana muffin mix?

If you’re considering incorporating bananas into this recipe, I suggest mashing no more than two bananas and skipping the water since the extra fruit will provide sufficient moisture. To begin, beat the eggs thoroughly and then add the oil and mashed banana.

How does Paula Deen make banana bread?

Let’s get started by turning up the heat and preheating the oven to a toasty 350 degrees. While the oven warms up, it’s time to get mixing. Start by combining all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, making sure they’re evenly distributed.

In another bowl, mix together the butter, bananas, and eggs. Make sure everything is well combined and there are no lumps or bumps. Once the wet ingredients are all mixed up, it’s time to add those dry ingredients. Gradually mix in the dry mixture to the banana mix until everything is nicely incorporated.

Now comes the fun part. Let’s add in some nuts for an extra crunchy texture. Stir in the nuts of your choice until they are fully mixed in. The batter should have a thick and smooth consistency.

It’s almost time to take a break and let the oven do its thing. But first, let’s pour the batter into a baking dish of your choosing. Make sure to spread it evenly and smooth out any lumps or bumps. Time to pop it in the oven and set the timer for 40-45 minutes.

While you wait, fill your kitchen with the delicious aroma of freshly baked banana nut bread. Once the timer goes off, take the bread out of the oven and let it cool for a bit. Slice the bread up and enjoy every warm and nutty bite.

How do you keep muffins moist?

To prevent muffins from becoming soggy or stale, it’s important to store them properly. First, grab an airtight container and line it with some paper towels. Then, place your muffins on top, making sure they are in a single layer. To absorb any remaining moisture, add a few saltines on top of the muffins before placing another layer of paper towels over them. Now, simply seal the container with an airtight lid and you’re good to go! This will ensure that your muffins stay fresh and delicious for longer.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Michael’s Banana Muffins Recipe is without a doubt one of the most delectable treats you’ll ever bake. Whether you’re an expert baker or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is simple and easy to follow – using ingredients that are easily accessible in your kitchen pantry.

With its unique blend of flavors like ripe bananas, vanilla extract, and a perfect touch of coffee, each bite is a mouthful of satisfaction. And if that’s not enough, you can always switch up the recipe with variations like the Michael Blueberry Banana Muffins or Jillian Michael’s Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins.

So why not give them a try? With the tips and tricks we’ve shared here, you’re sure to have perfect results every time. Once you smell those muffins baking in the oven and see their golden-brown tops peeking out from under the baking paper, you’ll know that this recipe was worth every effort.

Trust me; these muffins won’t disappoint. Whip up a batch for breakfast or as an afternoon snack- they’re so versatile! And who knows? Perhaps these banana coffee muffins will become your new go-to recipe.

Michael's Banana Muffins

Michael’s Banana Muffins Recipe

Ready for one more banana muffin recipe? A great use of over ripe bananas from Paula Deen.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Fruit, Inexpensive, Kid-Friendly, Quick Breads, Tropical
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 255.3kcal


  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 12 cup capacity muffin tin or use paper liners.
  • With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, coffee and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix inches Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped pecans. Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool on a rack.
  • *Cook's note: To check to see if the muffins are done; with a toothpick insert into the center of a muffin, if it comes out clean, it's done.

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Serving: 89g | Calories: 255.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31.2mg | Sodium: 160.7mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 17.8g

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