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Small Batch Banana Muffins

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  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Large Banana Muffins 1x


Small batch banana muffins swirled with cinnamon sugar.



For Muffin Batter

  • 4 TBSP Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 C Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Lg Egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Ripe Banana, smashed or pureed
  • 1 C All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

For Cinnamon Sugar

  • 2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 TBSP Granulated Sugar


For Banana Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 425 and line a muffin tin with liners. You can make 4 large muffins or 6 small.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk the melted butter with the sugars.
  • Add the egg and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  • Mix in the pureed or mashed banana.
  • Add in the dry ingredients, mix to combine. Do not over mix.

For the Cinnamon Sugar

  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave or on the stovetop. 
  • Stir in the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Fill the muffin liners almost all the way full with batter.
  • Drizzle the mixture over each muffin.
  • Use a toothpick or butter knife to swirl it through the batter top with remaining batter and turbinado sugar.
  • Bake at 425 for 5 minutes then lower the oven temp to 350 and bake an additional 18-20 minutes.


I used parchment for my liners. I simply cut out about 4″ squares, and then pressed them down into the muffin pan, folding them where necessary.