Moist, soft, loaded with warm cinnamon spice and the perfect combination of banana and pumpkin flavors, these Pumpkin Banana Muffins has a natural sweetness to it along with warm Fall flavors.
Pumpkin Banana Muffins are perfect for Fall baking, and makes the best grab-and-go breakfast…or even dessert!
The BEST Pumpkin Banana Muffins
Just like my Pumpkin Banana Bread, these Pumpkin Banana Muffins are great for when you don’t want too much of either a banana or pumpkin flavor in your muffins…or when you just want both and cannot decide.
I also absolutely love filling up my home with the aroma of these soft, moist and delicious muffins.
That gorgeous smell of pumpkin and banana baking in the oven and permeating my entire house is what my Fall-loving heart needs.
If you are wondering, yes it’s still warm in Texas in September, but a girl can dream…and pretend that Fall is here.
There’s no secret that I am kinda into these Pumpkin Banana Muffins.
But there are reasons behind these strong emotions. Let me explain the many reasons why pumpkin banana muffins are the absolute gem:
- The pumpkin and banana combination is unreal. And magical. In fact, I like it more than regular pumpkin muffins and banana muffins.
- Only one bowl needed. Yep – mix everything into one bowl and transfer it all to muffin tin. Makes the process easy and quick!
- Only 15 minutes active time – super simple! You’ll never look at pre-mix mixture the same way again…
- Uses pantry-friendly ingredients – pumpkin banana muffins are a great way to use up leftover bananas as well.
- Perfect grab-and-go breakfast and snack. Great for kid’s lunch boxes, make ahead for breakfast on busy mornings, or a great snack to keep at hand! Although I should warn you, based on my previous experiences, these things don’t last long if they are lying around in your house!
One of the nice things about pumpkin banana muffins are that they are made with pantry-friendly ingredients.
That makes this one of those things that you can probably whip together without planning ahead much…because you may already have all of these ingredients in your pantry or fridge!
Which, by the way, is my favorite kind of things to bake.
These are the ingredients you will need to make pumpkin banana muffins:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder – rising agent
- Baking soda – another rising agent
- Ground cinnamon – feel free to add more if you like a strong cinnamon flavor
- Granulated sugar
- Salt – a little pinch of it is necessary whenever you bake!
- Vegetable oil – canola oil will be fine as well.
- Vanilla extract – pure vanilla extract gives the best flavor!
- Pumpkin puree – I get the canned ones. Libby’s is my favorite! You can also make your own using this recipe.
- Mashed bananas – brown, fully ripen banana works best for this! When I mash the bananas I prefer to leave them slightly chunky so you can taste chunks of bananas in the muffins.
Let’s Make Banana Pumpkin Muffins
To make pumpkin banana muffins, start by bringing together the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, sugar, salt.
Combine everything in a bowl, then add in the wet ingredients – vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, pumpkin puree and mashed bananas
At this point you will need a 12-cup muffin tin. Line each muffin cups with muffin liners, then fill each cup with mixture until it is ~3/4 of the way full.
Mixture will yield approximately 12-16 muffins. usually cook it in two batches if there is leftover mixture.
Bring these bad boys into the oven, bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick to the center of one of the pumpkin banana muffins. If toothpick comes out clean, you are all set!
Let pumpkin banana muffins cool on the muffin tin for 3 minutes, then remove muffins and let it cool on cooling rack for 10-15 minutes so that muffin would set.
And then voila.
Tips and Tricks
A few things to keep in mind when making pumpkin banana muffins:
- Line your muffin tin with muffin liners for easy removal! If you don’t have muffin liners, grease it with cooking spray before adding the mixture
- If you like chunks of bananas in the muffins, don’t over-mash the bananas and leave some of it in small chunks.
- It’s tempting to eat the muffins immediately when it comes out of the oven, but let it sit instead so muffins will set. It also makes it easier to dig it out from the muffin tin and remove the wrapper once it has set a bit.
If you want to jazz these muffins up further, one of my favorite things to add to these muffins are chocolate chips. Simple fold in chocolate chips at the end when mixing the batter and prepare to take these muffins to the next level!
Other yummy ingredients to add to Pumpkin Banana Muffin (simply fold them into the batter):
- pecans, macadamia or other nuts
- peanut butter chips
- caramel chips
- chopped pieces of baking chocolate
Frequently Asked Questions
Muffins actually store better in room temperature as the cold temperature in the fridge will alter the texture of the muffins. Store muffins in a air tight container or bag for up to 2 days under room temperature.
Absolutely. Make sure to cool muffins completely before bringing it into an air tight container or freezer bag. Freeze in freezer for up to 3 months.
Yes! Make sure to refrigerate it immediately and bake within 3 days.
Use my Pumpkin Banana Bread recipe – there are slight variations to make sure bread is moist and flavorful in loaf form. It’s pretty dang delicious if I must say! 🙂
Grab a few of these muffins, a cup of hot coffee, comfy couch and a fuzzy blanket, and my Saturday morning is MADE.
Pumpkin Banana Muffins FOREVER.🧡💛
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Other Fall theme baked goods you will enjoy
- Apple Cinnamon Bread
- Easy Apple Crisp
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
- Banana and Date Muffins
- Cinnamon Bundt Cake
- Cinnamon Raisin Rolls
Pumpkin Banana Muffin
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree canned
- 1 cup mashed bananas ~2 bananas
- Pre-heat oven at 350℉.
- In a large bowl, bring together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Mix well.
- Add wet ingredients – vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, pumpkin puree and mashed bananas. Stir to combine.
- Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or grease muffin tin. Fill each cup with batter until it is 3/4 full. (See Note 1)
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Insert toothpick into one of the muffins and if it comes out clean, muffins are done.
- Let muffins cool in muffin tin for 3 minutes. Then remove them and let them cool on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!