Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Start your day with these crazy delicious small-batch pumpkin banana muffins! This bakery-style muffin recipe yields 6 fluffy muffins, perfect for when you only need a couple to get your muffin-fix!

Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Craving banana muffins?

Only have a lone ultra-ripe banana to bake with?

WE’VE GOT THIS!

This easy peasy small-batch of pumpkin banana muffins is ready to rock your muffin tin!

Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins

They’re perfect for people like myself who have literally zero control around freshly baked muffins (I could legit eat a full dozen in 2 days) and great for those wanting small portion of something sweet and fluffy.

The recipe yields 6 fantastically fluffy muffins kissed with banana, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice deliciousness.

They make a great grab and go snack or breakfast for the kiddos (my 5 year old is BONKERS for these!) and are a perfect for the rest of us who love to start our day with a piping hot cup of coffee and a muffin.

Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins

EXTRAS AND SWAPS

Feel free to be a little extra and top yours with an optional sprinkling of cinnamon sugar. HELLO DELICIOUS! Simply brush the tops of the muffins with melted butter and lightly dust the muffins with a little brown sugar and ground cinnamon.

No pumpkin spice handy? No problem! 1/4 tsp of cinnamon in the flour mixture will work great.

These pumpkin banana muffins are best enjoyed once cooled. Don’t jump the gun and burn your mouth trying to stuff a hot muffin in it! <— spoken as the moron who burned their tastebuds off with a fresh-from-the-oven muffin. My bad!

Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins
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Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Start your day with these crazy delicious small-batch pumpkin banana muffins! The recipe yields 6 fantastically fluffy muffins kissed with banana, pumpkin, and pumpkin spice deliciousness.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Banana Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 278 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Lightly spray or grease a 6-cup muffin tin

  3. In a large bowl, add banana, pumpkin, and sugar. Beat together with a hand-mixer until the mixture is smooth.

  4. Beat in the melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.

  5. Next add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix with a fork until just incorporated. (be careful not to overmix)

  6. Use a tablespoon to scoop the batter and divide evenly between muffin tins. Filling muffin cups anywhere from 3/4 full to fully filled. Mine are usually the latter.

  7. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the muffins. Oven temps and times will vary house to house. Mine are usually done at 22-23 min, for example.

  8. Allow muffins to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to fully cool before diving in face-first! Hooray muffins!

Nutrition Facts
Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 144mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 71.7%
Vitamin C 3.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from One Dish Kitchen.

If you get a chance to try this scrumptious small-batch of Pumpkin Banana Muffins, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation!

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Small-Batch Pumpkin Banana Muffins Recipe

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  • DJ

    I just made these and they are F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!! Sooooo very moist and flavorful. I had frozen my ripe bananas and allowed them to thaw. I find makes them even sweeter because a kind of syrup is created naturally as they thaw.

    I actually tripled your recipe making 100 mini-muffins to share with my husband’s co-workers, my students, and my co-workers. To cut the fat I also substituted half the butter with unsweetened applesauce and added cinnamon in addition to the pumpkin spice.

    For variety, I made some of the mini-muffins more decadent by swirling in a cream cheese mixture (cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, egg) prior to baking. Walnuts or pecans would have been a great addition, but unfortunately I did not have any on hand.

    I baked the mini-muffins at 350°F for 11-12 minutes, and they were absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It’s going into my “Keeper” file marked as a favorite!

    • Kristen

      DJ. I would the instructions on the cream cheese swirl you added!!! These muffins are great! I’d love to try adding your twist!

  • Jessica

    I’m wondering if you can just double the recipe to make a dozen? Proportions would still work?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Jessica! I havent tried doubling these but I want to (they vanish FAST!) so my starting point would be to do exactly that, double everything and see how it goes! Let me know how it works? I’ll be following suit soon!

  • Avery

    I made these, subbing applesauce for the melted butter and they turned out fantastic. Fluffy texture – much better than some of the pumpkin/banana combos that I have been trying lately. Have been loving them for quick breakfasts!

    • Ahhh yay! I’m so glad they work with applesauce as a swap! Thanks Avery!

  • Stephenie

    Thank you for doing the nutrition calculations, I just noticed them!

    • You’re super welcome Stephenie! I just got a new recipe card plugin and I’m so excited that I can easily include them now! I’ll be updating old posts all month. XOXO

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