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Super Simple Banana Muffins

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

This recipe is so simple, your school ager could probably make it themselves (perhaps with a little supervision).

It is what they call a 'dump' recipe...'DUMP' all the ingredients into one bowl, stir it up, put it into a pan, and bake it! No one will ever know how easy it was.

I love making muffins, especially for school lunches. It gives me peace of mind that my kids are getting some good fuel to help them do their best!

Makes 12 muffins

Super Simple Banana Muffins
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Perfect for the school lunch box! Make a big batch and freeze for an easy treat! Click below for more lunch ideas.


4 medium sized ripe bananas (fresh or frozen)

1/3 cup canola oil

3 large eggs

1/2 cup white sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup oats

2 tbsp ground flax seed (optional)

1 1/2 cups flour (all purpose, whole wheat or a combination of both)

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. In a mixing bowl, mash bananas, then whisk in oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla, oats, and flax. (*if using frozen bananas, make sure they are completely thawed, and do not dump out the liquid)

  3. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.

  4. Mix until just combined.

  5. Pour into prepared muffin pan (use paper muffin liners).

  6. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


  • You can also make this recipe into 1 loaf (bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean).

  • For an extra treat, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top or mix into the batter.

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Thanks so much!

Recipe by

Janine LaForte, RD


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Janine LaForte, RD
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