The Best Banana Muffin Recipe Perfect For Lunchboxes

Calories 290
Fats 14g
Saturates 8g
Carbs 37g
Sugars 20g
Fibre 2g
Protein 3g


1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
2/3 cup caster sugar
2 large eggs lightly beaten
3 ripe bananas mashed with a fork
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 level tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Difficulty Easy Prep 10m Cooking 25m Serves 12 Cost € <10

Could this be the tastiest banana muffin recipe ever?

This banana muffin recipe is a staple in our house. They are quick and super easy to make. They last for a few days in an airtight container and are perfect for lunchboxes.

  1. Preheat the oven.

    Preheat oven to 180˚ or gas mark 4 and line a 12-count muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Cream the butter, eggs and sugar.

    In a mixing bowl, cream together 8 Tbsp softened butter with 2/3 cup sugar. Add the lightly beaten eggs. 

  3. Add the mashed banana and vanilla extract.

    Add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract and mix until blended. The Best Banana Muffin Recipe Perfect For Lunchboxes

  4. Whisk the dry ingredients.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients- 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix the dry ingredients into wet ingredients until mixed together.

  5. Add in chocolate chips and pour the mixture into a muffin tin.

    Fold in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Divide batter evenly into your 12-count muffin tin and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips evenly over the tops. 

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

    Pop them in the centre of the oven at 180 or gas mark 4 for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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