The best Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins are moist and full of bananas and cinnamon. The perfect banana muffin recipe!

Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins on a cutting board.

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Being the wife of a firefighter means that my boys and I eat dinner alone 2 or 3 nights a week. Since I am just making dinner for 3 little guys, I want to make something that I know they will eat. At our house, that’s muffins. Yes, sometimes we eat muffins for dinner! My boys will not eat just any old muffin though. These boys could almost be considered muffin connoisseurs, with the amount of muffins and number of different recipes they’ve tasted. After all that trial and error, there is only one muffin that I know they will eat EVERY TIME. Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins. In fact, I usually buy extra bananas each week and wait for them to become super ripe, just to make these muffins!

The great thing about these muffins is that they are just that so easy to make! There are only a few ingredients, and they come together so quickly, you can have soft, warm muffins on your table in 30 minutes!

A Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins on a white plate.

Ingredients

-All Purpose Flour

-Baking Powder

-Baking Soda

-Cinnamon

-Salt

-Bananas

-Sugar

-Egg

-Vanilla

-Butter

-Cinnamon/Sugar

Helpful Kitchen Items

-Mixing Bowl

-Whisk

-Muffin Pan

-Cupcake Liners or Silicone Liners

-Cookie Scoop

-Cooling Rack

-Toothpicks

How to Make Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins

First, in a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter.  Then combine the wet and dry ingredients together until full incorporated, being careful not to over mix.

Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins Step 1 dry ingredients, step 2 wet ingredients, step 3 batter mixed.

Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper baking cups. For this batch, I used these paper liners for half of the muffins (that we were going to give away) and these colorful silicon cupcake liners for the muffins were going to keep. I like that the silicon liners are reusable and they also make great snack cups in lunch boxes!

Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins batter in a muffin pan.
Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins batter in a muffin pan.
Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins being scooped into muffin liners.

Fill each muffin cup with about 1/4 cup of batter. To measure out the batter, I use a Medium Cookie Scoop that holds about 2 Tablespoons. I put two scoops of batter per cup, which equals about 1/4 cup. It helps to make the muffins a consistent size.

Here comes the fun part! Mix the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the top of each muffin and, if you feel like it, swirl the mixture into the batter with a toothpick. This part is totally optional though.

Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins being swirled with a toothpick.

Bake the muffins for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean. Let the muffins cool, Then enjoy your delicious, Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins! Make sure you Pin the recipe below so you’ll have the recipe handy when you want to make a quick and easy breakfast! Check out more yummy breakfast recipes here.

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Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins
The Best Easy Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread Muffins are moist and full of bananas and cinnamon. The perfect banana muffin recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Muffins
Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the mashed bananas, sugar, egg, vanilla and butter.
  3. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
  4. Place 1/4 cup of batter in each lined or sprayed muffin cup. Mix 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon together in a bow. Sprinkle the mixture over the tops of the muffin batter. Swirl with a toothpick, if desired.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Enjoy!
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