Makes about 12
-1 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
-3 large ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 cups mashed)
-6 tbsp (85g) unsalted butter, melted
-2/3 cups (135g) packed light or dark brown sugar
-1 large egg, room temp
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 tbsp (30ml) milk
-1 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 425F (218C). Spray a 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray or use cupcake liners.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl or in the bowl of your stand mixer, mash the bananas. On medium speed, beat or whisk in the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then beat or whisk until combined. If adding nuts or chocolate chips, fold them in now. Batter will be thick.
Spoon the batter into liners, filling them all the way to the top. Bake for 5 minutes at 425F then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven to 350F (177C). Bake for an additional 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The total time these muffins take in the oven is about 21-23 minutes, give or take. (For mini muffins, bake 12-14 total minutes at 350F (177C). Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin pan, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
Muffins stay fresh covered at room temperature for a few days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Enjoy!