Cinnamon banana muffins have the best texture and are packed with the flavors of cinnamon and vanilla.

Cinnamon Banana Muffins

  • Author: Bet Denton
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk, sour cream, or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large or 3 medium very ripe bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups flour (I used 3/4 cup white whole wheat and 3/4 cup all-purpose)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cinnamon-sugar for sprinkling, optional


Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar, mixing on medium speed to combine. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add buttermilk (or sour cream or yogurt) and baking soda and mix. Add bananas and vanilla and stir to combine. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon and mix until smooth. Line a standard-sized muffin tin with paper liners and fill (be generous – they will be full!) and sprinkle the batter with cinnamon-sugar if desired. Bake 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffins comes out with a few moist crumbs.


Slightly adapted from Marsha on Tasty Kitchen