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


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

    Lucy |

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

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

  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'

  5. That looks really amazing indeed.

  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!!

  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

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

  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