Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

Sat 7th, Apr, 2012

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G’day Beach Cottage ladies, Happy Easter, we are having lovely weather here & I have been making muffins.

I can’t really speak too much today though other than to say.  Try these muffins.

They are probably the super easiest muffins you may ever find in the world.

With cinnamon and banana.



And then you drizzle them with maple syrup.

Just to add a bit more, you know, squidgy bits to your thighs.


Your children and husband will also come in after a long morning surf lifesaving on the beach to a house smelling like cinnamon, home-baked heaven and you my little Beach Cottagers will get super-heavy extra mummy brownie points when really all you did was quickly stir, mix and spoon…in one bowl ;-)

I got this recipe from a magazine that I read in the dentist’s waiting room about a year or so ago…I was one of those people that considered stealing the magazine, couldn’t do that, was about to rip out (quietly) just the page and then slip it into my bag when I remembered that in my pocket was the little gadget that has about changed my world…hello iphone.  So I snapped the recipe and went in to get my teeth cleaned.  While thinking the whole time as things whirred and sucked in my mouth, the delight of muffins drizzled with bad stuff.



This recipe called for banana & cinnamon muffins with the top cut off, stuffed with icing and drizzled with very sweet things…as a lover of a muffins, really it looked like muffin heaven.

However, it kinda amalgamated more into what you see below here…sometimes I use the icing/frosting too, but to be honest not too often as it is very very sweet like that..

…but want a muffin for Morning Tea with just a touch of special?  This my friends will tick the box.

While you make them, a vintage mixing bowl might go down well

as will a wooden spoon  - this is a throw it in and mix the old-fashioned way easy banana muffin recipe 




you don’t need any fancy mixers for this…you need a bowl, a spoon and your arm…


 Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

One Bowl

2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour

1tsp cinnamon

1tsp vanilla

2/3 cup sugar

125g butter

2 eggs

1 cup milk

3/4 cup mashed banana

maple syrup

1.  Cream butter & sugar in bowl

2. add eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, milk, banana

3. sift in flour

4.  mix to combine

5. spoon into cases

6. bake 200C 15 mins

Once cool cut the top off your muffin and drizzle with maple syrup…pop the lid back on and drizzle some more

**Beach Cottage Recipe Notes :  the original recipe for these specified that this made six…that gives you one big muffin, I do 12…as you will

I add vanilla but easily omitted if you are not keen

…lovely (discovered by Miss Beach Cottage) crumbled into breakfast fruit & yoghurt  

pls. note the additon of sifting into my life…introduced to me by Miss Beach Cottage, no life is not to short to sift ;-) 




Oh and it’s always a good idea to add in a vintage style milk bottle…makes a muffin all the better don’t you think ;-)





OK, that’s it from the beaches…we are doing painting, going to the beach AND going to look at a new addition to the Beach Cottage Crew…begins with a P and ends with a Y….one guess?


Oh and did I mention make these muffins.  You will die.







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37 Responses to “Easy Banana Muffin Recipe”

  1. Susan @ Afford Your Passions says:

    Lovely pictures, Sarah!

    I would say that I’m going to try the recipe, but after just inhaling the last two desserts that I made with the intention of photographing them for my blog, I have just sworn off a) food photography, and b) baking.

    I’m so excited for you – what kind of p-u-p-p-y are you hoping to get? We got our first dog (a german shepherd) 2.5 years ago, and added to the family at Christmas with a mixed breed rescue. I never knew I was such a dog person!

    • sarah says:

      yes it is a not so good side of food blogging, haha I ate 3 of these muffins while taking photos!

      we are looking for some kinda small non-shedding, maybe a moodle xo

      • Susan @ Afford Your Passions says:

        Oh, I haven’t heard of a moodle (Maltese x Toy Poodle) before, but just did a google search – how adorable!

  2. you know you will fall in love with the first puppy you see! Great muffins too. Coffee at the puppy park???

  3. Rukmini Roy says:

    A very happy Easter to you Sarah. Hope you have a lovely time…. Of course a vintage milk bottle is so much better with muffins :) Yes sire.

  4. Sarah SB says:

    truly beautiful pics xx

  5. Melinda says:

    Happy Easter Sarah.

    Lovely muffiny shots, so good to have a flavour other than chocolate around at this time of year!

    Ha ha – have so been there with you at the dentist/doctors office and the “furtive tear” .. ( very bad ) I was very happy when I remembered my iphone – genius way to gain recipe and keeps halo shining.

    what is a moodle? maybe a minature poodle now that I think on it…? We have a minature dachshund and she has been a great part of our familiy. No shedding, takes up almost no space and somewhat strangely never smells doggy?!

    have a lovely few days


  6. Grace says:

    I live in the USA. Can you please tell me the conversion for the butter in this recipe, and what the oven temp. should be? They look delicious. Would love to try them. Thank you.

    • Susan @ Afford Your Passions says:

      Grace – (I’m obviously not Sarah, but was raised in Australia, and now live in the USA). You will need 4oz of butter (1 oz = about 30 grams), and the oven temperature will be 400 degrees. Hope that helps!

  7. alison says:

    Sarah, I assume that white knitted square is a pot holder. I have a very similar white knitted reactangle without the little loop like yours. Mine came from Canada and was given to me by a friend who’d holidayed there, along with other gifts . At the time I thought it was not your usual present. But now, I love it! I can’t believe how many uses this funny knitted rectangle has. :)

    A homemade muffin wins hands down any time.


  8. GOod looking muffin Sarah…!!~~

    Pity i missed your Melbourne visit last weekend as i was in qld helping my son move…
    i would have taken you around to LOTS of my gorgeous little vintage places!!~

    next time…

    Glad you are going to get a new addition….
    we purchased MR SOOTY for MR C’s 10th birthday pressie…he is now 23yrs old (mr C..not the dog))!!~~

    He is THE BEST BEST PURCHASE in my entire 55 yrs old of my existance!!

    I LOVE him…he is now 13 yrs old…
    Now totally blind..
    BUT still acts like a little puppy….

    YOU CANNOT go past a little TOY POODLE…no hair shed…no smelling…little poos…intelligent..light to carry…loving..gorgeous..

    okay…a poodle mix is the go if not wanting a pure toy…

    xx andrea

  9. Kat says:

    What perfect timing to get your recipe.
    I was just thinking this morning that I needed to use up the old bananas to make banana and choc chip muffins for the kiddo’s.
    Now I think I will try your recipe. Thanks! :)
    Good luck with the puppy hunting and the rest of your Easter plans.
    Sounds a bit like ours – picnics, beach, painting – I had big plans to start painting the outside of our house but it has been showery today, so took my girls (9 and 3) to get new winter boots, while Hubby took the boys (7 and 5) to do jobs.
    Hoping the house will get painted later in the week seeing as we are on school hols.
    Happy Easter! :)

  10. Alice says:

    Yum! But I got more excited by the news of a certain P…..Y!!!!! I’m looking foward to meeting him/her on this blog! I’m feeling a little sad and worried for my old girl…. She is 8 now and though she looks like a nine month old pup her health is starting to fail her…. The kids are oblivious(they just carry on with her as if nothing has changed) but hubby and I are worried….I am hoping she will pull through…
    Good luck with your search…. Once you have a puppy it is hard to let go…Happy Easter off to deliver the last of the Easter treats today then for a walk by the sea and some ice cream…. How good is the weather?!

  11. Off shopping in a couple of hours…..bananas already on the list…so yes, will definitely be making these! My mum is arriving later fro Easter so these will fit the bill perfectly.

    Oh how lovely….a puppy in the house……looking forward to seeing lots of photos…..

  12. Fleur says:

    V excited about your Puppy news! Muffins look great too xx

  13. Janelle says:

    Yep definately making these thanks Sarah! With, of course, the mandatory vintage bowl, spoon etc. Always makes things even tastier I find!! May I ask where you scored that fab looking sifter?? Would love one for my kitchen. And maybe even some sifting?! And good luck with the p….y! xx

  14. samantha says:

    These look yummy, I can never get my muffins to raise as high as these. good luck with the new member that begins with a P and ends with a Y, my girls have been putting on the pressure to get one, my step daughters family member that begins with a D and ends with a G has recently had 7 of them. we are going to visit them next week end, just a visit mind….:)

  15. le says:

    its puppy time !!!! so excited :) … we are just looking for a mate for bo so she can have her first litter … awww !! happy easter Sarah and family – best le xox

  16. Sarah says:

    Those look so delicious and I love your vintage milk bottle! Looking forward to seeing your new arrival. Have a good Easter.
    Sarah x

  17. jan says:

    the recipe certainly looks yummy and can’t wait to try it. sarah, can you please place me on the saturday beach club list? i was getting it for awhile and then it seems to have vanished! i really miss it and look forward to participating again. thanks. have a beautiful day and happy easter to you and yours.

  18. Lassiegirl says:

    We got our newest p—y end of January this year. The first days are tough, just know that going in and you won’t feel as overwhelmed. It is like having a toddler but with teeth and no diapers, ha! It really does get better quickly with consistent training and keeping a hawk-eye on him/her. Enlist the Beach Cottage Crew to help with everything and consider going to puppy-Kindergarten with ALL the family so everyone does the same thing with the baby, I mean puppy. Our puppy is still carried around a lot even though being a Collie she will grow to 55 or 60 lbs, and then we’ll have to reluctantly give that up. Our boys were 4 and 7 when we got our first family puppy (we had a very old, well behaved dog from before they were born) and they helped a lot even at that young age, but now that they are older (10 and 13), more is expected and they do a great job giving me time to do the necessaries around the house. Enjoy! :)

  19. jennifer says:

    Happy easter sarah ! to you and all the BC crew!!
    muffins look great and so does that vintage milk bottle!! love it
    and Oh congrats for the puppy !!! a moodle :) Malta is full of them really cute
    may I suggest that you check your local shelter? an adopted pet will love you heaps! and be grateful for ever for saving himher…
    hugs xxx

  20. Kirsty says:

    Happy Easter Sarah!! Good luck with the new possible p—y, they are lots of work at first, nipping, peeing and all that good stuff but we were crazy enough to do it all twice and now have two beautiful adult dogs (ours really are BIG, a Golden Retriever and a rescued German Shepherd mix) and they are just the best mates and so worth it :) xo K

  21. Suzanne says:

    I wll defs be baking these muffins, they look delicious Sarah!! Beautiful images too!! You need to bring out a cookbook with your fabulous recipe’s and your amazing photography!! A lifestyle book you could do food/ photgraphy/ decor!! Yep..You really should!!

  22. mara says:

    ha ha, i was thinking PonY

  23. Linda jenkins says:

    Hi Sarah, I also think you should do a cookbook with all your great recipes and photos.
    I manage one of the Kikki k stores in Melbourne and we have a software program called Create which you can download and create your own photo books, calendars etc. you could do one for your own reference and play around with the layout and format to create your own cookbook. There are lots of ideas on the site to get you inspired. Just an idea:)

  24. Tammi says:

    Banana, cinnamon, maple syrup…so making these today! Oh who am I kidding, I’ll probably make these everyday of the school holidays ;)

  25. Selby says:

    Looks amazing ! These are going on my try list:)

  26. Natalie says:

    I made these today, used half the vanilla and added choc chips! Om NOM NOM!! :-D

  27. Emma says:

    Hi Sarah, Beautiful pictures. I look forward to trying this recipe. For those of us who like to occassionally err on the side of OTT sweetness, …as a special treat (party or high tea with the girls), what frosting did you use? Would you please pass on that recipe too? Thank you. Ciao, Emma