How to Make Banana Muffins Your Family Will Love (Dairy-Free Too!)

Whole wheat flour, old-fashioned oats, natural maple syrup, sweet organic bananas, and a splash of vanilla are the makings of the best banana muffins you’ve ever tasted. Mix all the ingredients in the same bowl for less clean up, too! Then you simply pour the batter into your muffin tin, bake, and you’re all set to go. These fluffy, light, and moist muffins are easy, quick, and affordable. Go give ‘em a try!

Banana muffins are such an easy breakfast item to use up ripe bananas, even if you don’t consider yourself a baker. 

Be sure not to overmix your muffin batter, and your muffins will come out great every time. It’s so easy, you can even get your kids to help you. Or better yet, they make it themselves depending on their age. 

Banana Muffins

This recipe is sponsored by Organics Unlimited.

We made these muffins with almond milk to keep them dairy free. With bananas and maple syrup, you don’t need any extra sugar. (Although, we did top them with a little sprinkle of coarse turbinado sugar).  

It’s almost impossible to mess these up, and you only need one bowl. What’s stopping you from giving them a try? 

Let’s get to it! 

Banana Muffins vs. Banana Bread

Muffins v. Bread

Banana muffins and banana bread are very similar. But have you ever gotten a slice of banana bread in the Starbucks drive-thru and tried to eat it in your car on the way to work? It’s messy, to say the least. Crumbs everywhere. 

Banana muffins have all of the classic banana bread flavors like sweet organic bananas, vanilla extract, and that classic spicy cinnamon. Muffins are easier for little hands to eat on the go and quick for you to grab as a snack or throw on a plate for breakfast in the morning. We’ve added and swapped a few ingredients to make your life a little easier and make you feel like the superhero parent that you are.

And it doesn’t hurt that your kids will love them too.

Why You’ll Love Our Banana Muffins

You'll love this recipe...

If you love traditional banana bread, you’ll love this dairy-free, organic banana muffin recipe. 

Here’s why:

  • You only need one bowl.
  • It’s made with whole grains.
  • Naturally sweetened.
  • Classic and comforting flavors.
  • They freeze well.
  • Easy enough for your kids to help you make them.
  • Balanced in flavor and nutrition.
  • Dairy-free.

This recipe is so quick and simple that your kids could make it themselves (and maybe they will one day). With all of the whole grains, maple syrup, bananas, and oats, your kids will be just as in love with this muffin recipe as you are.

We guarantee it! 



You probably have most of the ingredients for banana muffins in your kitchen already. Below is the full list of ingredients so you can double-check that you have everything you need. 

  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup 
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Organics Unlimited Bananas, mashed 
  • 1/4 cup almond milk 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 and 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 teaspoon turbinado (raw) sugar or other granulated sugar, for sprinkling on top

All of these ingredients can easily be found at most grocery stores. They’re affordable and accessible, so everyone can make them at home, even you. If you’re a beginner baker, this is a great recipe to start with because it’s pretty hard to mess up banana muffins. 

They’ll turn out great.  

Why Choose Organic Unlimited Bananas?

The debate has been alive and well between organic and non-organic produce. The short answer for us is that all produce is good for you. We believe in organic bananas because we believe in Organics Unlimited.

Organics Unlimited values organic growing practices because they believe in sustainability. They have been able to reuse the same land to raise wholesome, high-quality fruits for over 20 years without harming the balance in nature. It takes years to be considered an organic grower, and Organics Unlimited is happy to take extra care in giving you bananas that are grown sustainably and organically.

Find out more: Behind the Bananas 

That’s Bananas

Did you know that there are so many other ways you can use bananas? We have a Banana Hair Mask that helps boost the health of your hair and scalp. Banana peels are also great for polishing shoes. Potassium and other natural oils found in bananas make for a powerful, natural shoe polish. Rubbing a banana peel on dusty, scuffed-up boots and shoes will have them looking new again in no time. 

And, bananas are a great way to make homemade ice cream (also known as nice cream when you use bananas). Everyone will love our Strawberry Banana Ice Cream or Banana Nice Cream Sundae recipes.  Plus, even your pup can enjoy the taste and nutrition of bananas. Make them a special treat that will make their tails wag, Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes.

How to Make Banana Muffins

Step 1

Step 1

Grease your muffin tin. 

Whisk coconut oil and maple syrup in a large bowl. 

Add eggs and continue to whisk.

Step 2

Step 2

Slowly add mashed bananas and mix until combined. Add almond milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon and whisk again.

Step 3

Step 3

Add flour and oats and mix with a large spoon. 

Evenly divide your batter into your muffin tin and top with oats and sugar.

Step 4

Step 4

Bake for 22-25 minutes at 325℉. Let cool and serve warm.

What Does A Banana Do in Baking?

Why add bananas?

Bananas are the not-so-secret weapon when it comes to our take on banana muffins. Bananas are naturally sweet, so you can automatically cut back on the sweetener you add to the batter. Along with adding extra vitamins and minerals, bananas naturally replace some of the fat like butter or oil typically used to thicken the batter. 

Be careful not to use more bananas than the recipe calls for because your muffins may become heavy and look uncooked in the center.

How to Properly Store Muffins

Banana Muffins

Banana muffins will keep at room temperature for up to two days. Store them in a plastic bag or an airtight container in a single layer lined with a paper towel. The paper towel soaks up the  moisture so your muffins don’t become soggy. Room temperature storage keeps your muffins fresh.

If you really want, you can store banana muffins in the fridge for up to four days. Just make a note that storing any muffins in the fridge can change the texture and taste. They don’t stay as soft and fluffy, and the sweet banana flavor may not be as strong. 

How to Freeze Muffins

How to Freeze

Again, we don’t want to end up with soggy muffins from the frozen crystals that form in the freezer. Wrap each individual muffin with aluminum foil and place them in a freezer bag, in a single layer. This makes it easy to take out the exact amount of muffins you need when you’re ready to eat them and helps keep them tasting fresh by preventing freezer burn. When stored properly, banana muffins keep in the freezer for up to three months.

To thaw your muffins, unwrap them and let them thaw on your counter. If you’re like us, we love our muffins warm, like they just came out of the oven. You can pop your muffins in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or reheat them in the oven at 400℉ for 10-15 minutes. 

Why We Love Organics Unlimited

Organics Unlimited Bananas

This is a company that believes in sustainability. Organics Unlimited works toward a better future in the way they organically grow their bananas to the way they treat their community and employees. They efficiently use and manage water, use the whole banana plant from stalk to stem with composting programs at their farm, and use organic fertilizers. But that’s not all.

Organics Unlimited is deeply committed to its surrounding communities in Mexico. Their Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers (GROW) program has provided over three million dollars in services to those who need it most. They’ve helped their community get access to higher education, dental and vision care, clean drinking water, and even small business loans, no matter their employment status. 

Organics Unlimited cares about the quality of the produce they grow, and they work hard to help those around them.

More Banana Recipes to Try

  • Easy Banana Smoothie – only four ingredients and you’ve got a silky smoothie loaded with banana flavor

Banana Muffins

These banana muffins are light and fluffy and are made with sweet bananas, spicy cinnamon, and whole grains.
Course Snack, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana muffin recipe, banana oatmeal muffins, diary free muffins, banana muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 2336kcal


  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Organics Unlimited bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 teaspoon turbinado (raw) sugar or other granulated sugar for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat your oven to 325℉. Grease your muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray or rub a stick of butter all around the bottom and sides. Be sure to get in the corners as much as possible.
  • Whisk the coconut oil and maple syrup together in a large bowl. Add the eggs and whisk until they're mixed well with the oil and syrup. Slowly add the mashed bananas (maybe half at a time) and whisk until combined.
  • Use a tablespoon to fill your muffin cups about two-thirds full. You will probably be able to fit about two heaping tablespoons of batter into each muffin tin.
  • Sprinkle oats and sugar on top of your muffins and bake for 22-25 minutes.
  • Place your muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool and enjoy your banana muffins.



  • You can use paper or silicone liners to easily get your muffins out of the tin. 
  • Use a butter knife to separate your muffins from the tin if you aren’t using liners.
  • Don’t overmix your batter to avoid a rubbery texture.


Calories: 2336kcal | Carbohydrates: 365g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 89g | Saturated Fat: 64g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 2488mg | Potassium: 2623mg | Fiber: 35g | Sugar: 146g | Vitamin A: 724IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 415mg | Iron: 11mg
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