The Perfect Jumbo Banana Muffins

Make Jumbo Muffins the Family Will Love!

  • Absolutely delicious! The house will be filled with smiles for days when you make these jumbo banana muffins packed with extra banana flavor from the ripe bananas and a satisfying crunch from the streusel and the nuts.
  • The highest domes! Nobody likes a flat muffin. This jumbo muffin recipe will give you the highest muffin domes you could ever want.
  • Easy to make! These jumbo banana muffins can be made in five easy steps. Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, prepare the pan and the streusel, and put them in the oven.

Jumbo Muffin Keys to Success

Find the Ripest Bananas You can Find

Ripe bananas have much more flavor. Adjust the flour if you have to. Because bananas differ in their moistness as they ripen, you may have to add a couple of tablespoons of flour.

We also like to add extra banana flavor to add an extra punch. The banana flavor really makes these muffins pop, and they’re absolutely scrumptious.

Get your banana flavor here!

Fill Those Muffin Tins

The batter should be halfway between cake batter and cookie dough for drop cookies. It should be stiff enough that it can mound in your scoop.

Fill the muffin tins almost to the top. It takes a lot of batter to build a high dome. If you fill the tins only 2/3’s full, you’ll have batter leftover and smaller muffins. This recipe is designed for 12 standard muffins or 6 jumbo muffins.

Adjust the Cooking Time and Temperature

Start out with a hot oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and then reduce the temperature as directed. The initial hot oven creates a burst of steam that helps lift the muffins and create a crispier top.

Check the cooking timeThis is the same recipe as for standard-sized muffins except that the baking times are different. Because you turn the temperature down for the jumbo muffins, times are only an estimate and reflect the time required in our oven. Other ovens may retain heat as ours does.

Got Bananas?

Your fun with bananas doesn’t have to end here. All you need to do is tell us where to send more yummy ways to use your bananas, and you’ll get a free mix too! 

Keep reading below for the recipe.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups ripe mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (not low fat)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon banana flavor
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix the mashed banana, sugar, sour cream, vegetable oil, egg yolks, and vanilla together.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until the ingredients are mixed well. Fold in the nuts.
  5. Fill the well-greased tins nearly full. Use all the batter for six jumbo muffins. Sprinkle on the optional streusel topping.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 12 to 15 minutes or until done. Let sit for five minutes and remove the muffins from the pan to a rack to cool.


  • 1/3 cup pecan or walnut pieces
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


To make the streusel topping, combine all the ingredients and stir until well combined and crumbly. Sprinkle over the muffins before baking.

(Updated from May 11, 2014)

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