Banana-Cinnamon Muffins

Hi everybody! It seems like the more leafs fall off the trees, the more excited I get about baking. I’ve been wanting to bake a banana bread for quite a while and when I found some overripe bananas at the bottom of my fruit basket some time ago, I also found out I don’t have a cake-shaped baking tin. Instead of a cake I decided to bake cupcakes and I am happy to share that this turned out to be an even better solution!



the ingredients

250g flour
1 tbs baking powder
a pinch of salt
2/3 overripe bananas
100g sugar
2 bags of vanilla sugar (or: 4 tablespoons)
100g butter
1 egg
1 tbs cinnamon


Start with mashing your bananas: you can use a fork to do this. This is very easy to do as your bananas are so soft. The mixture doesn’t have to be smooth - just make sure the banana chunks aren’t too big.

Add the sugar, egg and vanilla sugar to this banana mixture. Melt your butter - using your microwave (1 minute) will be the easiest way. Let your melted butter cool down before you add it to the batter: you don’t want your egg to cook! Mix everything (you can use a spoon to do this) and add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix again.

Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celcius and leave your little cakes in there for about 20-25 minutes. Don’t be fooled by the color: the cupcakes get dark quite easily, but they’re supposed to. Use a toothpick to check if your cupcakes are done: if it comes out clean, you know you can take the cupcakes out.


Banana bread is quite crumbly and that’s why I think that isn’t a handy on-the-go snack - these cupcakes, however, won’t make a mess in your bag when you take them with you.

From now on, you won’t ever have an excuse for throwing rotten bananas away. The thing with this recipe is: the riper the bananas, the better. If you ever decide to try this recipe out, don’t forget to let me know what you thought about it.


have a beautiful day - love, sjoukje

16 comments

  1. These sound and look amazing - I love banana bread, this is a great idea!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Mijn moeder maakt altijd bananenbrood, zal dit recept eens door sturen!

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  3. Those muffins look delicious! This such a great idea to mix banana with cinnamon!
    xx
    Jennifer | Pretty as Summer

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  4. Oh my gosh it looks so scrumptious and yummy!....but I'm so lazy to bake nowadays. Can you just make me some and ship it over here? That would be great thanks <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  5. That looks really amazing indeed.

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  6. I LOOOVE banana bread, and these cupcakes look even better. It's funny that not having a cake tine lead to something so perfect! I will try this, very soon. I too, like to think more about baking as the weather gets cooler!! I love the text drawing on your photos, I've been wanted to get an illustration pad for a while now. Soon, perhaps! ;) ;) MUCH LOVE!!

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  7. These look and sound so delicious I might have to try baking them. I did bake something similar last week though, a banana, cinnamon loaf which I loved! x

    owlsinthesummer.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Banana cinnamon muffins sound perfect for these days! I would love to have it with a hot cup of tea :) x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  9. I love these, they're so cute! I love bananas in cakes and in muffins. Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  10. Such cute photos, I absolutely love the combo of banana and cinnamon and who doesn't love muffins? Wish I could reach through the screen and eat these bad boys!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  11. Oh wat heerlijk zeg, helaas ben ik niet zo'n keukenheldin maar ik heb er zo'n zin in om het te gaan proberen haha!

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  12. Mmm ziet er lekker uit! Maar snel eens uitproberen... Liefs x

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  13. Those muffins look amazing and well the cupcake holder is just the sweetest :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  14. these sound amazing, if definitely going to try them!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  15. I planned on baking muffins anyway but now I'm considering baking these instead of the ones I originially wanted to make. They sound so good and I've actually got bananas here that I'm not too keen on eating anymore...

    Isa x
    darjeelingtealeaves.blogspot.com

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