Banana Bread Muffins

standard September 29, 2015 Leave a response

Last Friday, a group of coworkers and I headed down to the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, N.C. I’m a big fan of the Ronald McDonald House charities.

If you didn’t know, Ronald McDonald Houses provide homes away from home for families with seriously-ill children – families that need to travel more than 50 miles to get the care that the child needs to survive. They charge only $15-2o per night for families to stay (but they will work with families who cannot afford it), and everything is provided – there’s a communal kitchen where volunteers bake food (or the family can bring their own and cook it), computers & internet, laundry facilities are on-site, and so on.  

This is the second year we’ve volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, and like last year, we baked goodies for the family – brownies, muffins, cookies, etc. We’re not the only group who came in that day – lots of schools and organizations volunteer to provide a little bit of home to the families. I mean, who wouldn’t want to come home to the smell of fresh-baked cookies?

My boss’s banana bread muffins were amazing – and for the low low price of $0.00, you can take this delicious recipe home!

I know I didn’t make it, but it’s too yummy not to share!

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with muffin cups.
  2. Mix sugar, oil and egg until creamy and light yellow in a bowl. Add bananas and vanilla extract.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir until completely smooth.
  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until toothpick poked into center muffin comes out clean.


Original recipe calls for walnuts instead of cinnamon and vanilla extract. Replace if desired.


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