Banana Orange Muffins

These banana orange muffins are a great snack or breakfast treat. Made with ripe bananas, orange zest, and extract you end up with moist muffins packed with flavor in every bite.

banana orange muffins on a wire cooling rack icely spaced and surrounded by orange slices and ripe bananas

Orange and banana muffins

If you’ve never thought of combining these two fruits into one muffin, you may never stop thinking about it again. the two flavors of orange and bananas were made perfectly for one another and this batch of muffins will not last long.

With a deliciously moist banana muffin and the wonderful aroma and tangy taste of orange in every bite, you’re going to feel that these are perfect for breakfast, and that’s okay! I’d like to think that because there are two fruits represented, these are healthy enough to count as a good breakfast food, but honestly, that’s just because I can’t wait until snack time before grabbing another muffin from the tray.

aerial view of a wire cooling rack filled with muffins and orange slices as well as ripe bananas aroun the tray

Citrus banana muffins ingredients

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Canola Oil
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Orange Extract
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Orange Zest

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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ripe bananas and an orange slice next to a green and white towel lined basket bowl filled with banana orange muffins

Tips for making muffins

The orange flavor in these muffins is subtle but noticeable. If you allow the muffins to sit for a few hours or overnight, the orange flavor actually becomes stronger too! So for that reason, I do not recommend adding any more orange flavoring into the muffins until you know what you’re getting yourself into. This can help from making them overwhelemingly orange.

For a richer flavor, you can use melted butter in place of the oil. But for a slightly healthier muffin, coconut oil works great too. Just note that the coconut oil would give a subtle coconut flavor to the muffins giving you a more tropical flavored muffin in the end. Which, is also a very tasty treat.

a basket with a green and white checkered towel filled with banana orange muffins and an orange slice and ripe bananas resting to the side

FAQ’s about banana and orange muffins

How long are banana muffins good for?

These muffins are good for 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container at room temperature but for best flavor I recommend eating within 2 days.

Can I use frozen bananas to make muffins?

Absolutely! Just thaw the bananas first so that they are easier to mash and toss out any of the liquid that comes from them as that will make the batter too wet. Then mash and use as directed.

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How to make banana orange muffins

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line your muffin tray with paper liners or spray well with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mash your ripe bananas.

Stir in the canola oil.

Mix in your baking soda, orange extract, egg, sugar, and salt until well mixed.

Stir in the flour until just mixed and no flour streaks remain.

Scoop the batter into the muffin trays filling them about 2/3s of the way full.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.

Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.

orange banana muffins on a wire cooling rck with fresh fruit and a muffin in front split in half to reveal soft inside

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banana orange muffins on a wire cooling rack icely spaced and surrounded by orange slices and ripe bananas
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Banana Orange Muffins

These banana orange muffins are a great snack or breakfast treat. Made with ripe bananas, orange zest, and extract you end up with moist muffins packed with flavor in every bite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cool30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana and orange muffins, banana orange muffins, orange and banana muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 176kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas about 2-3 ripe
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas.
  • Stir in canola oil.
  • Mix in the baking soda, orange zest, and salt.
  • Mix in the vanilla, orange extract, egg, and sugar until smooth.
  • Stir in flour until no flour streaks remain.
  • Scoop into muffin pan filling each one about 2/3rd of the way full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.8g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 6.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15.5mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 124.4mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 11.9g | Vitamin A: 7.5IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 6.3mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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