Lemon Banana Muffins

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Lemon banana muffins

Lemon banana muffins

Banana is another of my favourite fruits. I grew up eating lots of bananas. We had many banana trees around the house. We had bananas almost everyday of the year. We love the banana trunks. After the whole bunch of banana fruit is cut and hung up to get ripen further, the whole banana plant had to be chopped down. As children we always looked forward to that moment to play with it. We would carry it to a river nearby and we would have so much fun playing the banana boat. The trunk is so porous that it would not sink. Those were the fun childhood days.

Banana cake is one of my family’s favourite cakes. Every time when there are over-ripe bananas, I will turn them into banana cakes. Bananas make great desserts. But this time I thought maybe I should make something different….Lemon Banana Muffins would be nice I thought. The lemon gives the banana muffins added flavour. These muffins are rather easy to make…. just melt, mix and bake. The recipe is also very simple. I made about 50 of them to share with friends.

Ingredients A

9 large bananas (peeled and mashes with a fork)
2C sugar
4 eggs (lightly beaten)
250g butter (melted)
juice of 1 lemon
1/2C milk

Ingredients to mix

Ingredients to mix

Melt butter in a fairly big pot over low fire. When it is all melted, add the rest of Ingredients A and mix well.

Ingredients B
4C flour
3t baking powder
1t salt

Sieve Ingredients B into the pot above and mix well. Do not over mix. It may still be a little lumpy but it’s alright.

Ready to be baked

Ready to be baked

Use 2 spoons to scoop the batter into cupcake cases. I bought some silicone cupcake cases recently and this is my first time trying them out. I put the paper cases into the silicone cases before filling up with the batter.

Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes. Test by using a skewer. It’s cooked when the skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out dry.

Delicious muffin

Delicious muffin

Do you like banana desserts? What is your favourite banana dessert? What banana desserts have you ever made? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other banana recipes that you may be interested in:
Best Banana Cake
Coconut Banana Cake
Banana Fritters
Simple, Easy Banana Spring Rolls For Desserts

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Divina  on January 21st, 2010

Looks really moist. I love the scent of banana bread/muffin in the kitchen. I love banana fritters and other banana desserts with caramel sauce and of course topped with some vanilla ice cream :D

Sushma Mallya  on January 21st, 2010

perfectly baked soft muffins….looks so delicious esp the way u have arranged it…superbly presented Mary

Mary  on January 21st, 2010

@Divina - Me, too. My whole house was filled with a beautiful aroma :) I love banana fritters too, especially freshly fried….sooooo delicious! But need cooling drinks after that :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thank you very much. 50 of them! I actually had fun arranging them :D

penny aka jeroxie  on January 21st, 2010

The aroma of banana and sugar warms the heart. I too like deep fried banana fritter. Goes well with coconut milk!

kristy  on January 21st, 2010

I love banana too! Banana cake, banana bread, banana on ice-cream, deep fried banana(kuih bom pisang), banana fritter….

3hungrytummies  on January 21st, 2010

I tried many banana muffins but with lemon sounds wonderful!

Mary  on January 21st, 2010

@Penny aka jeroxie - I haven’t tried banana fritters with coconut milk yet. What a miss! It has to be good…yum.

@Kristy - That’s a long list of banana desserts. They are all my favourites too :D

@3hungrytummies - I just love the lemon smell :)

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on January 21st, 2010

The muffins must have smelt and tasted divine with bananas!

Simply Life  on January 21st, 2010

Oh what a great combo of flavors! this looks great!

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on January 21st, 2010

I love the idea of lemon banana muffins! Must make them very soon! We had chocolate banana muffins with white chocolate chips for breakfast this morning, our new favorite.

Mary  on January 21st, 2010

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Yes, I love the beautiful flavour of banana and lemon.

@Simply Life - Thank you very much.

@Natasha - 5 Star Foodie - I’ve got to try yours…chocolate banana muffins….sounds very delicious.

Drick  on January 21st, 2010

so moist looking - a great twist on muffins

Barbara  on January 21st, 2010

A fabulous sounding recipe! Wonderful, mouthwatering photos too.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on January 21st, 2010

I love banana muffins, been so cupcake obsessed lately I’ve not made them for a while.x

anncoo  on January 21st, 2010

You made 50 Banana Muffins? Next time please remember to make extra two more~~for me :DD

Mary  on January 21st, 2010

@Drick - Thank you very much.

@Barbara - Thank you very much.

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - It has been a long time since I last made cupcakes so these are quite a treat. It’s actually fun to make them.

@anncoo - Of cos I will make extra for you :) Are you sure 2 is enough?

Mimi  on January 21st, 2010

I love banana muffins and a touch of lemon sound delicious. Banana cake with caramel frosting, Yum.

Giles, Anyone For Seconds?  on January 21st, 2010

They look really delicious :)

theUngourmet  on January 21st, 2010

Yum! I love lemon and banana! What a terrific combination. This looks so moist! :P

Impromptu Diva  on January 21st, 2010

lemon + banana + mary baking them together = heaven in a plate

Mary  on January 21st, 2010

@Mimi - Mmmm….would be much more delicious with caramel frosting. Will try that next time. Thanks very much for sharing.

@Giles, Anyone For Seconds? - Thank you very much.

@theUngourmet - Thank you very much. It was really good with hot tea.

The Kitchen Masochist  on January 21st, 2010

I’ve never had any kind of lemon-banana combination before. This sounds delicious. This recipe is going to my “Recipes To Try” list.

Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes  on January 21st, 2010

I’ve never tried mixing lemon and bananas but it sounds delicious! What beautiful muffins. I love muffins, especially in the morning.

cheah  on January 22nd, 2010

Wow, what a big plate of muffins! Can I have one too, please???

Mary  on January 22nd, 2010

@The Kitchen Masochist - Hope you have fun trying it out.

@Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes - If you like a lemony smell to it like me, then you’ll like this one. I love it with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

@cheah - Of course you can! You can have more than one :D

Cenwen  on January 22nd, 2010


If you take me like that, by the feelings, early in the morning ! ^ _ ^

I love muffins! Yours are plump and golden as I like:)

Thank you for this lovely recipe that I put directly into my favorites!:)

Good day!


Rosanna  on January 22nd, 2010

These look sooo good! Lovely photos too, thanks for sharing Mary!

Mary  on January 22nd, 2010

@Cenwen - I’m glad to be able to cheer you up in the morning :D Hope you try out soon. Have agreat weekend. Muuuaaaak!

@Rosanna - Thank you very much.

Faith  on January 22nd, 2010

Lovely banana muffins, they look so moist! Bananas are actually my husband’s all-time favorite fruit, but I don’t think I’ve ever made him banana muffins…I’ll have to make these for him! :)

Donna  on January 23rd, 2010

I love the thought of banna and lemon flavor together in mufins. Delicious!

Mary  on January 24th, 2010

@Faith - Hope you have fun making them. You’ll surely earn more love from him :D

@Donna - Thank you very much.

I love the thought of banana and lemon flavor together in mufins. Delicious!

Anna  on January 25th, 2010

MMMMM! this muffing sounds delicious. Banana and lemon, yummy combination. ;-)

Mary  on January 25th, 2010

@Anna - Thank you very much. I love the combination. I think they match well.

Cenwen  on January 28th, 2010

Hello Mary:)

I just finished cooking the lemon-banana muffins! They’re cool on rack until teatime! A little golden and plumed muffin and a cup of tea: a little moment of happiness!

Thank you for this lovely recipe:)

My camera is broken:( I’ll try to take a picture with the phone of my husband tonight to show them to you. ^ _ ^

Have a nice day:)


Mary  on January 28th, 2010

@Cenwen - Wow…..I wish I can some of yours right now to have with tea! I’m so glad you tried it. Would love to see the photos. So sorry to hear your camera is broken. I hope your hubby will buy you a new one soon….Valentine’s Day is coming :P Enjoy your muffins and have a fun day. Muuuuaaaak.

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