Quick & Easy Banana Muffins

I'm excited to share with you my Quick & Easy Banana Muffins!  I love to bake, to share my baked goods with others, and share a great recipe when I find one.  Being an entrepreneur, I don't always have time to make everything from scratch!  So I'm sharing with you my modified/upgraded version of boxed muffins...

          (No, I'm not getting free product or getting paid to use this product,  I'm sharing with you because, I genuinely love this stuff!)

Okay, now that we got the disclaimer, red tape, junk out of the way...

Here is my modified and upgraded version of boxed muffins!  So quick and easy to make, I hope you love them as much as my family and friends do!

Banana Muffins

I personally prefer Pillsbury Quick Bread box mix over any other brand, but you can use any box brand you like for the modified and upgraded recipe!

You will need:


  • One box of Pillsbury Quick Bread - Banana
  • Milk
  • Two Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil  (or oil of your preference)
  • Muffin Tin 
  • Muffin Tin Liners (cupcake liners)
  • Two Large Ripe Bananas
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Sugar (the regular white stuff )
  • Cinnamon


Ingredients for Banana Muffins

Prepare the muffins as directed on the box...
          Don't forget to preheat your oven!  & be sure to check your temperature ~ it varies based on whether you are using a glass or dark coated muffin tin.  Some ovens are temperamental too, you may have to adjust if your oven is sharp!  (Trust me I know, used to have one just like that... story for another time, teeheehee...)

Line your muffin tin with those pretty liners!  I know some don't use liners... just grease your pan :)  I love liners, they look so pretty (especially the ones that come out around holidays!) and it makes for such easy clean up.

Now... before you put the batter into the muffin tin, you want to take one sliced banana and fold it gently into the batter...  

Fold Bananas

Take care to fold the bananas gently into the batter, the key is to keep the banana slices whole, not mashed.

Now you are ready to place the mixture into the muffin tin...

Now take the second banana, thinly slice two pieces onto the top of each muffin.  Sprinkle each one with brown sugar, cinnamon and sugar (white).   They will look like this:

Cinnamon Sugar Topping for Muffins

I keep a few marshmallows in my brown sugar to stop it from getting hard as a brick.  How about you?  How do you keep your brown sugar as soft as the day you opened the box?  Would love to hear from you!

Now you are ready to put the muffins into the oven.  As I stated earlier, be sure to double check you are using the correct temperature based on your tin.  

You should start smelling a wonderful smell right about now!  Based on my oven, and tin used, my muffins were ready in 20 minutes...  (At which point, my dogs were in the kitchen,  sitting like well-behaved furry children...   Should of taken a photo, it was a Kodak moment!)

Once you remove the muffins from the oven, you'll want to sprinkle a little more sugar (the white stuff) on them.  Make sure to do this while they are still hot, it will leave a nice glisten of sugar on top (gives them that bakery look).

Now you have 12 wonderful Banana Muffins, that were quick & easy to make!

Quick & Easy Banana Muffins


If you have any you need to store, you can put them in an air tight container or store in the refrigerator.   I put mine in the fridge, then when I want one, I pop it in  the microwave for 20-25 seconds, to give them a just out of the oven warmth.

I hope you enjoy your muffins as much as I enjoy them!  The whole banana pieces are wonderful to bite into, and the cinnamon-sugar topping adds a nice flavor.  They are wonderful with a cup of coffee too ;)  What are some of your favorite beverages to have with muffins?  I would love to hear from you!

Until next time...

                                         Enjoy Life !

                     Limeade Gal

35 comments:

  1. These look delicious and my kind of baking, easy peasy! Must pin this :)
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie for visiting :). They are really good, hope you enjoy them! Appreciate the pin ;)
      Have a beautiful weekend!

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  2. Oooh these look so good! Bananas don't stay long in our house so I'm going to have to hide some so I can make these soon!

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  3. Haha Sydney! In my house it's up and down like a roller coaster! One week the bananas go like hot cakes & the next they just sit there. Another great reason for baking up a batch of these . Hope you enjoy them!

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  4. Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

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  5. Hi Kimberly, just got this today, I apologize for missing the party last night. Thank you for the pin & tweet :)

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  6. This looks like the perfect after school snack for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome Amy! It does make a perfect snack, from a long day at school!

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  7. mmmm scrumptalicious .. My family loves banana bread... I have some bananas in the freezer just waiting their turn. We will definitely be trying these.

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    1. Hope you and your family enjoy them, Kiser!

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  8. Yum. I love banana muffins. I am often lazy though. This is a nice compromise. Banana muffins never go to waste around here and they freeze well too.

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    1. That's what I love about this recipe it's quick & easy! Enjoy 😊

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  9. These looks yummy! Bananas are mostly used in my house for smoothies and snacking. Thanks for sharing another way that I can use them.

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    1. Your welcome JC. A smoothie sounds good too!

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  10. Those look great, and I appreciate the brown sugar/marshmallow tip!

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    1. Your welcome Leslie! A good friend gave me this tip years ago, works like a charm.

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    1. They are really good Nicole, the cinnamon & sugar topping give them that extra yumminess!

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  12. I love banana muffin,especially with nuts. I will have to give this recipe a try!

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    1. Nuts would be a wonderful addition to this recipe.

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  13. Not sure my other comment made it through, but in either event,these muffins look great. I'm going to make them with nuts. My family hates nuts so there will be more for me.

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    1. Lol Yanique! I hope you enjoy the muffins, with nuts of course!

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  14. a very sumptuous banana muffins recipe! :) thanks for sharing.. i'm a muffin lover esp. banana flavor!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and kind words

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    2. Thank you for the visit and kind words

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  15. I love banana muffins! These look great and so yummy! :-)

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    1. Thank you! They are really delicious!

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  16. These muffins look delicious. Thank you for the special recipe! I think a huge glass of orange/mango blend would compliment these muffins quite nicely. Now I have to whip up a batch...these look scrumptious!

    Jacquelyn from diydesignmom.com

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    1. Your welcome Jacquelyn! Your drink sounds marvelous with the muffins, enjoy!

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  17. Yum! Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Your welcome. Thanks for visiting.

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  18. These look yummy & so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are very easy to make and it's hard to have just one!

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  19. You can't go wrong with banana muffins! Looks yummy

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