4 Ingredient Banana Muffins – Prepare to be Amazed!

4 ingredient banana muffins
Prep. time:
30 min
12 dishes

Hey there, fellow kitchen adventurers! Today, we’re embarking on a journey to muffin heaven with a recipe that’s so simple, even your pet parrot could make it.

We’re talking about 4-Ingredient Banana Muffins that’ll have your taste buds doing a happy dance. Let’s peel into this banana bonanza!

Origins of Muffin Marvel

Banana muffins are like the superheroes of the baking world.

Born out of the need to salvage overripe bananas, this recipe has graced kitchens worldwide. It’s the ultimate solution to the age-old question: “What do I do with these mushy bananas?”


  • · 3 ripe bananas (the browner, the better – they're the flavor heroes)
  • · 1 cup sugar (sweet, sweet love)
  • · 1.5 cups self-rising flour (because we're keeping it easy)
  • · 1/2 cup melted butter (for that moist goodness)


  1. Crank up your oven to a cozy 350°F (175°C). It's about to become the baking arena for your banana champions.
  2. Grab those ripe bananas and mash them up in a bowl. Pretend you're in a banana-mashing competition – go wild!
  3. Add the sugar to your banana mash. Give it a good stir, creating a sweet symphony of banana and sugar goodness.
  4. Toss in the self-rising flour. Mix it until you've got a batter that's as smooth as a banana-themed jazz band.
  5. Melt that butter, and pour it into the batter. Mix it up until it's all one big, happy family of banana muffin magic.
  6. Spoon that batter into your muffin tin. Fill 'em about two-thirds full. We're not aiming for muffin skyscrapers here.
  7. Pop those babies in the oven for around 20-25 minutes or until they're golden brown on top. Stick a toothpick in; if it comes out clean, you've hit banana muffin nirvana.

Nutrition Nuggets

These muffins are a guilt-free indulgence. Bananas bring potassium and vitamins, while the self-rising flour keeps things light.

Plus, the butter adds a touch of richness without going overboard.

Yield and Time Triumphs

This recipe makes about 12 delightful muffins and takes a mere 30 minutes from bowl to belly. Perfect for a breakfast sprint or a snack marathon.

Difficulty Degree

On the scale of baking brilliance, this one’s a walk in the park. Easy as pie—err, muffins!

Dietary Detours

For a healthier twist, use whole wheat flour or a gluten-free alternative. You can also experiment with reducing the sugar or using a sugar substitute.

Pro Tips for Muffin Mastery:

  • Get nutty: Add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the batter for an extra layer of yum.
  • Streusel swagger: Top each muffin with a simple streusel made of flour, sugar, and butter for a crunchy crown.

There you have it, culinary compadres – 4-Ingredient Banana Muffins that are as simple as they are scrumptious. Give it a go, and let the banana dance party commence in your kitchen! 🍌🎉

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