Banana Muffins

by Sandra Merville Hart

I had some bananas I needed to use so found a new recipe for muffins in The Fannie Farmer Cookbook that I wanted to try. It took less than 10 minutes to prepare for baking and I had all the ingredients on hand, which is always a win for me.


2 cups white flour (I used bread flour)

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup sugar

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 cup milk

½ cup melted butter

2 bananas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Lightly spray muffin pans with cooking spray.

Slice the bananas. I used a pastry blender to get the slices into smaller pieces for easier blending. Set aside.

Mix the dry ingredients. Stir in the egg, milk, banana, and butter just until blended.

Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, with each individual cup about 2/3 full. It makes 12 muffins.

Bake 20-25 minutes.

These muffins were my breakfast a couple of days. Nice banana flavor. Next time I will add a ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to enhance the flavor, but they are also delicious without it.  

I’d love to hear if you try it.


Revised by Cunningham, Marion and Laber, Jeri. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, Alfred A Knopf Inc., 1983.