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Small Batch Banana Muffins

This small batch banana muffins recipe makes exactly six banana muffins that are super sweet, delicious, and make the perfect morning treat. 

Muffins might be my very favorite thing to eat for breakfast in the morning. There is literally nothing better than putting some butter on a freshly baked muffin with a glass of milk on the side. That is ultimate comfort food in my book. This small batch banana muffin recipe is adapted from my mini loaf banana bread recipe, and comes together both quickly and easily. 

Three banana muffins stacked together on a marble table with a blue dish towel in the background.

Small Batch Banana Muffins:

For this recipe you mix together your wet ingredients: sugar, eggs, oil, banana, vanilla, sour cream (or greek yogurt), and then add in and stir your dry ingredients. once everything is well combined, pour a 1/4 cup amount of batter into six muffin liners and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. 

One banana muffin on a marble table

The Key to Perfect Banana Muffins:

I think that the key to perfect banana bread, muffins, etc... is using either sour cream or greek yogurt in the batter. There is something about it that just makes them turn our moist and perfect every time. Almost every recipe I've tried that doesn't use it in the batter tastes dry and unappetizing to me. If you want perfectly moist muffins or bread, go for the greek yogurt/sour cream every single time. 

two banana muffins on a wood tray with another muffin on a marble table. There is a blue dish towel in the background with peanuts scattered on a table top.

Six Cup Standard Muffin Pan:

I used a standard 12 cup muffin tin when making this recipe, but there are plenty of options online should you want to purchase a six cup muffin tin. This one that I've linked to on Amazon is under $10 and excellent quality. 

Banana Muffins Recipe Notes:

  • Mash your bananas before putting them into the batter. For this recipe I used about 1 1/2 bananas and put them in a bowl and mashed them with the bottom of a drinking glass, and then scooped out the 1/2 cup that I needed for the batter. 
  • You can use sour cream and greek yogurt interchangeably.
  • For the egg, break an egg into a small bowl, whisk, and then scoop out the 2 tbsp you need for the batter. Use the rest as you see fit. 

Yield: 6
Author: Paige Flamm
Small Batch Banana Muffins

Small Batch Banana Muffins

This small batch banana muffins recipe makes exactly six banana muffins that are super sweet, delicious, and make the perfect morning treat.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Egg, whisked (See recipe notes)
  • 1/4 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 cup Bananas, mashed (See recipe notes)
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.
  2. Mash your bananas in a small bowl with the bottom of a drinking class and then scoop out the 1/2 cup that you need for the batter and put into a separate bowl. 
  3. Whisk your one egg until the white and yolk are well combined, and then scoop out two tbsp of egg and add to the bowl with your measured mash banana.
  4. Add in your remaining wet ingredients to the banana and eggs: sugar, oil, sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until well combined. 
  5. Next add the salt, baking powder, and flour to the mixture, and stir until everything just barely comes together. 
  6. Line your muffin tin with paper liners. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop 1/4 cup of batter into each of the liners. 
  7. Bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for about 4-5 minutes in the pan until removing and eating. 

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