These easy Small Batch One Banana Muffins recipe will use up that one lonely ripe banana sitting on your counter to make 6 tall bakery-style banana muffins. You can also add chocolate chips if you want!

all purpose flour baking powder baking soda cinnamon salt unsalted butter overripe banana brown sugar egg vanilla extract semisweet chocolate chips granulated sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Line or grease every other cup of a 12-cup muffin tin (recipe makes 6 muffins; using every other cup creates better air flow and taller muffins).

Prep The Pan

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

Dry Ingredients

3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Add banana and mash thoroughly with a whisk or fork. Whisk in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet and stir together until a batter forms; fold in chocolate chips or other add-ins, if using.

5. Spoon the batter equally into the 6 muffin cups. Top each with a generous sprinkle of turbinado or granulated sugar, and more chocolate chips if desired.

6. Bake for 5 minutes at 425°F (218°C), then decrease the oven temperature to 350°F (180°C) WITHOUT opening the oven door, and bake for 12-15 more minutes until domed and set. 7. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!