Banana Cinnamon Muffins

I am going to post something, which mothers of girls can always relate to. I seriously don’t know if this happens with parents of boys, but if yes, please do let me know. At an age, probably between 4 and 5, girls always have a fascination of marrying their dads! I saw it with Rasha, and now I see it with Azza. For girls, their abba is always the most perfect man on the face of the earth, irrespective of what their ummis think! (Ahem…!!! Hehe…) This happened last week while the kids and I were on a drive. Azza so excitedly said out of nowhere, “Atha bigaayittu abbane kalyanam kazhikkum!” (When Azza grows big, I will marry abba.) Rasha gave her a stare and very diplomatically replied, “Azza, you cannot marry abba, he is already married to ummi. We both will have to look for somebody else!” I absolutely loved that answer of hers! But actually looking at it, when we also were growing up, we wanted somebody who is like our fathers, didn’t we? I would love to hear from mothers who have growing up boys, do they ever say that they would want to marry their mothers? πŸ™‚


I guess I have quite a bit of banana bakes already and you will see many more coming InShaAllah. I love banana bakes, irrespective of whether the kids love it or not. This awesome muffin was baked when I was off from work one day. Before Rasha woke up, I wanted to surprise her with some freshly baked muffins. Β Quickly I put myself into my act, enjoyed the whole process and loved the aroma in the kitchen. After all, banana and cinnamon cannot fail to tantalize your smell buds as much as they can to your taste buds. Unfortunately, she did not touch it! “Ummi, does this have banana?”, she asked just by the look of it. “How did you know?” I was really surprised! “The smell tells it, ummi!” That time, my motherly guilt hit me badly. I realized she is not fond of banana in bakes. I have seen her eating whatever I give her but I did not know that she did it because she didn’t want to waste. I begged and prompted her to have a piece but she didn’t. For all the excitement I had, this was really a de-motivator. But I respect the fact that she finally opened it up to me. At least I know now that my madness for bananas must not hinder the kids’ enjoyment to have what I bake! Having said that, these muffins were just too good with a cup of coffee. I gulped down a couple of them as soon as she left for school. And yes, you can see… morning photography that is so rare on the blog… πŸ™‚




Banana Cinnamon Muffins

Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Author Rafeeda


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 medium bananas mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 scant tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Keep your muffin pan or liners ready.
  • Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk till well combined and fluffy.
  • Add the oil and mix well. Add in the bananas and vanilla and mix finally.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add it to the wet ingredients and mix till moist. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour into liners till 3/4 full. Bake for 18 minutes for normal muffins or 25 minutes for large muffins (like I did!) till skewer comes out clean.
  • Enjoy with a cup of milk! Yummm...


I baked them in large muffin cups and they gave me 7. In a normal muffin pan, these may give you 12.

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  1. daughter's are always father's pet,hence they want to marry him,lovely conversation btw girls.

    yummy muffins

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. Love your banana bakes. ……hey I guess kids have the same psychology. …..whether its boys or girl's. ……my son too says that "mom I will marry you when I grow……."and my girl she says "no you should look for someone else as mom is already married to papa"????

    1. Ah, great to know that that's the case with boys as well! Thanks a lot Nusrath…

  3. So true…daughters are always papa's girl. My daughter used to say that quite often when she was little…. not sure what my son would say when he starts talking….have to wait for that ….:D he he he…
    BTW, that banana muffin looks divine! So beautifully it stands tall there, Mmmmm

    1. I would love to know if your boy repeats that dialogue and wishes to "marry" you once he grows up… Thank you so much Jyothi… πŸ™‚

  4. Photography kidu mole! (am i right in saying that?) heheheh…I am going to try this…

    1. Yes, correct mole… hehe… thanks a lot Famidha…

  5. looks so fluffy and nice, perfect for snack and breakfast

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  6. perfect muffins for breakfast

    1. Thanks a lot Amrita…

  7. This looks so delicious!

    1. Thanks a lot Priya…

  8. Delicious muffins πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Ritu… πŸ™‚

  9. Yes girls are found of their fathers, while son is more attached to mama. your banana cinnamon muffins looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  10. Here also I can see my daughter a big fan of her dad….She treats him like a hero……. She always wants to do things in a way her dad does…….When she gets up in the morning esp in weekends, she first asks for her dad…..It looks so cute right… πŸ™‚ ur Muffins looks delicious…..wanna grab it.. πŸ™‚

    1. You find it cute but sometimes it erks me… maybe out of jealousy!!! Hehe… Thank you so much Remya… you are always lavish with your lovely comments… πŸ™‚

  11. Such an wonderful muffin recipe πŸ™‚ love the clicks dear !!

    1. If that comes from you, I am truly honored, Manjula! Thanks a lot… πŸ™‚

  12. muffins looks so soft and delicious…my kids love bananas in any form πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha… πŸ™‚

  13. haha thats funny, i guess its the same here- my daughter is her daddy's pet!! It irks me at times πŸ˜‰ I love banana cakes but I never grew up with it as my mom is allergic to bananas,c an u believe that? So i am making up for lost childhood πŸ˜€
    p/s: Your photos are masyaAllah gorgeous! Keep up the good work darling.

    1. You just are like me Jehanne, even I feel really jealous when the kids get too close to their abba, it makes me feel left behind! πŸ˜‰ I guess Rasha would wish I develop an allergy for bananas so that I stop baking… hehe… JazakAllah Khair dear, really humbled… πŸ™‚

  14. I was the one who always wish to marry my Dad and now at the age of 21 I laugh out load at my wish.. How silly I was. πŸ˜€ Your muffins look so good, mashaAllah. πŸ™‚

    1. I guess many of us had that unfound fascination! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much Sadaf…

  15. I like banana and cinnamon. I think the flavors wud turn out pretty amazing.

    1. Thank you so much Shazzy…

  16. LOL, your girls sound so cute πŸ™‚ I think its girls thing. I have two boys, they are too enggrossed in their cars and building lego structures to think of marriage. muffin looks delicious have a nice week end

    1. Comments above show that boys also do have the tendency… πŸ™‚ Thank you so much Nammi…

  17. How cute!! Children are such a blessing! And these muffins are so delightful!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  18. The muffins looks so yummy!

    1. Thanks a lot Ree…

  19. Did my kids grow up differently???? They never talked about marriage at that age, but my younger son wanted to be the King of Mars, my older one a cook and my daughter wanted to make jewellery like her grandmother. My daughter was and still is her dad's pet, my eldest son is my weakness and the younger one is neutral… balancing his preferences between both of us.
    Lovely muffins and that to with wholewheat flour.

    1. Haha… I don't think so Mayuri… Even my elder one wants to be a teacher and the younger one has already told me that she would give me loads of injections once she becomes a doctor! Thank you so much dear….

  20. Delicious muffins. I love the flavour of banana in bakes.

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  21. Oh this is the muffin u were saying about. Looks yumm Rafee.
    It scares me to think the kids are growing up so fast they are losing all innocence wish there was a way of preserving it other than in our memories.

    1. Yes exactly! There is no way dear… we have to see them now and then live in those memories… πŸ™ Thanks a lot dear…

  22. You won’t believe if I said, I have been craving for cakes and banana in it! πŸ˜› That majestic pic is just making me go weak on knees. Literally..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Go ahead and make some in your steamer, daa… these are really good! πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Fami…

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