Jumbo Banana Muffins

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Jumbo Banana Muffins double as a delicious breakfast or dessert! They have tons of banana flavor packed in thanks to 3 whole bananas!

Jumbo Banana Muffins on a wire rack

Every good day begins with a muffin for breakfast, specifically these Jumbo Banana Muffins. They’re moist, fluffy, packed with banana flavor and most importantly JUMBO! I like to make all my muffins jumbo sized because when it comes to muffins the bigger the better but you can easily make these in a standard size muffin pan.

If you’re looking for more banana recipes you’ll love my Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Banana Crumb Cake or Marbled Chocolate Banana Bread!

Ingredient Breakdown

All-purpose flour – this gives the banana muffins structure.

Baking powder and baking soda – both are necessary to make the jumbo banana muffins rise.

Bananas – the most important ingredient for banana muffins! Make sure your bananas are overripe. The riper the banana, the better it is for baking because they’re sweeter!

Butter – melted butter adds both flavor and moisture! I always recommend using unsalted butter but salted butter works if that’s all you have on hand, just be sure to omit the 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Vegetable oil – keeps the banana muffins extra moist!

Granulated & brown sugar – sweetens the muffins. The brown sugar makes it extra moist! Either light or dark brown sugar will work.

Egg – helps bind the ingredients.

Salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract – enhances flavor. Always use pure vanilla extract instead of imitation for best flavor.

Jumbo Banana Muffin cut in half

How To Make Jumbo Banana Muffins

1. In a small bowl combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl mash the bananas then mix in the melted butter and vegetable oil. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract.

3. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined then evenly divide the batter between muffin cups.

4. Bake muffins at 400°F for 25 minutes. Store Jumbo Banana Muffins in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

Jumbo Banana Muffin batter

Pro Tips for Jumbo Banana Muffins

  • Weigh your ingredients using a kitchen scale! Measuring ingredients by volume is not accurate; baking is a science after all!
  • Don’t over mix your batter! This will cause too much gluten development and nobody likes rubbery muffins so only fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Sprinkle raw sugar on top to get that signature crunchy muffin top. You could also use sparkling sugar.
  • Fill your muffin cups 2/3 of the way full to get tall muffin tops. For a jumbo muffin pan I like to do 3 scoops of batter per muffin cup using this cookie scoop.

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Jumbo Banana Muffins on a wire rack

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5 from 2 votes

Jumbo Banana Muffins

Jumbo Banana Muffins double as a delicious breakfast or dessert! They have tons of banana flavor packed in thanks to 3 whole bananas!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6 jumbo muffins
Author Maria Azzarelli

Equipment

  • 1 Jumbo Muffin Pan

Ingredients

  • 240 g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 56 g (4 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 150 g (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 6 count jumbo muffin pan muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a small bowl combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mash the bananas then mix in the melted butter and vegetable oil. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined then evenly divide the batter between muffin cups.
  • Bake muffins for 25 minutes.

Notes

  • Weigh your ingredients using a kitchen scale! Measuring ingredients by volume is not accurate.
 
  • Standard size muffins: You can use a standard size muffin pan for this recipe just decrease the baking time. Yields 12 standard muffins.
 
  • Store Jumbo Banana Muffins in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These were phenomenal. I made them gluten free, which was easy, just substitute GF flour and add 1/4 tsp xanthum powder per cup of flour. I also sprinkled the tops lightly before baking with regular sugar. I added golden raisins, 3/4 cup, to the dry ingredients before mixing. The dough came up to the top of each cup and I added an extra 8 minutes to the baking time, until a knife tester came out clean. I also covered the top with foil after the first 20 minutes as the tops were browning quickly. I do not use paper cups since I feel they are wasteful. The muffin tins today can be simply sprayed with Pam Original Spray because most of them on the market are coated with a stick free substance. Let them sit 10 minutes on a rack before turning out of the pan. #former professional baker
    This is a simple and good recipe. Adjust your timing until your knife or tester comes out clean. You really can’t go wrong otherwise.

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