The best way to simplify snack time is to keep healthy, delicious, and easy-to-take-along foods on hand. I’ve found that muffins are perfect snack foods. They’re easy to make ahead, store or freeze, and take-along anywhere. Every week or so, I make a batch of muffins to keep handy for snacks or a quick breakfast.

This is my go-to recipe whenever I want to make a quick batch of muffins. I love using simple ingredients and being able to prep and bake these muffins within 30 minutes. Not to mention, this is an great way to use overripe bananas!

Banana muffin

Easy Snack Banana Muffins

Lucy @ Lucy Knows Things
This is my go-to recipe whenever I want to make a quick batch of muffins. I love using simple ingredients and being able to prep and bake these muffins within 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 egg, beaten Vegan: use egg replacement
  • ¾ cup milk Vegan: use dairy-free milk
  • ¼ cup cooking oil coconut oil, canola oil, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 °F. Add liners to a 12-muffin baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the first 6 ingredients (dry ingredients).
  • In a separate bowl, mix the bananas, egg, milk, and oil.
  • Add the banana mixture (wet ingredients) to the dry ingredients. Mix only until everything's blended, but don't overmix.
  • Spoon batter into the liners. Fill each approximately ⅔ full. Make sure the batter is evenly distributed among the 12 liners, to ensure all the muffins will bake the same.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for five minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

To make a chia seed egg replacement:
Mix 1 tbsp chia seeds with ⅓ cup water. Let stand for 5 minutes before using in the recipe. Grinding the chia seeds first is optional; I usually skip that step.
Regarding the batter:
When you mix the wet and dry ingredients together, the mixture will seem a bit dry and lumpy. You’ll be tempted to add more milk to smooth it out, but don’t do it. 
Regarding the yield:
This recipe will yield 12 regular-sized muffins, not jumbo muffins. If you’re making jumbo muffins, your yield and baking time will vary.
Keyword banana, easy, muffins, simple