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a banana orange muffin with an orange slice behind it
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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
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 176kcal
Author: NicoleDurham
Cost: Recipe $1.33 / Serving $0.11


  • 1 ½ cups mashed bananas, about 2-3 ripe ($.75)
  • cup canola oil ($0.16)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda ($0.01)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt ($0.02)
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract ($0.02)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla ($0.02)
  • 1 large egg ($0.08)
  • ½ cup sugar ($0.11)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ($0.12)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest ($0.04)


  • 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 ⅔rd 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.


Recipe Tips

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 overwhelmingly 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.


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. 


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