Mini Banana Bread Muffins

an old recipe from Mom, makes 24 mini muffins


1 stick unsalted butter (a.k.a. ½ cup butter OR 4 ounces butter), room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
3 small bananas, mashed with a fork
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup mini chocolate chips (optional) or walnuts (for adults)


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a mini-muffin tin with paper liners or rub each muffin cup with butter and set aside. In a small bowl mix the flour, nutmeg, and salt, and set side.

2. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg and bananas and mix well. Then add the dissolved baking soda and mix again.

3. With the mixer on low slowly add in the flour and mix until it is no longer visible. If you are using chocolate chips or walnuts (or both) stir them in with a wooden spoon.

4. Scoop the mixture into the muffin cups until each one is half full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and spring back lightly with when touched. Allow to cool before serving.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This sweet muffins are perfect to pack alone or in pairs in snack boxes for kids. OR, the “dressed up” walnut version is fantastic for serving to the adults at brunch parties!

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes batter preparation, 20 minutes bake time

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Even the teacher commented on her snack – I think I know what my first baking project with the kids will be this fall!

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