The Best Muffin Recipes You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less

Muffins are usually the first thing people grab from the display case at bakeries, but they can just as easily be made at home, particularly when you only need five ingredients. Plus, you’ll know exactly what’s going into them and also save yourself that daily bakery detour. Check out these muffin recipes that enlist no more than five ingredients to get started.

1. Healthy 5-Ingredient Banana Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins

Blueberry muffins |

We’re kicking things off with banana blueberry muffins from The Big Man’s World. These require only five ingredients: bananas, blueberries, coconut flour, nut butter, and maple syrup. Make them on a Sunday to have breakfast all week. You won’t need to feel guilty about your daily muffin with these healthy baked goods in tow.


  • 3 large overripe bananas
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour, sifted
  • ⅓ cup smooth nut butter of choice
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ to ½ cup blueberries

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your muffin tin with greased muffin cups.

Combine all the ingredients except for the blueberries in a large bowl and mix well to combine. Gently mix in the blueberries. Pour batter into the muffin cups, dividing evenly. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove muffins from oven and allow to cool in muffin tray. Serve.

2. 5-Ingredient Blender Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

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Banana muffins |

Did you know you can master your muffins in the blender? This recipe from Thirty Handmade Days proves it. Just add everything to the blender, purée, pour, and bake. You can garnish them with any toppings you enjoy like chocolate chips, coconut, raisins, or nuts. But we promise, they’re good without any embellishments as well.


  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 medium sized very ripe bananas
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Coconut
  • Raisins
  • Nuts

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine ingredients in the blender and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin. Add desired toppings to muffins. Bake for about 9 minutes. Let cool, then serve.

3. Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin muffin

Pumpkin muffin |

These pumpkin muffins from replace the usual baking staples with cake mix to keep things super simple. Aside from that, you just need pumpkin purée, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Bake your muffins for 20 to 25 minutes in the oven for a breakfast treat to rival anything you’d get at Starbucks. This recipe serves 12.


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.

Mix together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a large bowl until smooth. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.

4. Healthy Flourless Chocolate Muffins

Chocolate muffin

Chocolate muffin |

Enjoy chocolate for breakfast with these flourless chocolate muffins from My Whole Food Life. They require only four ingredients: bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder. This chocolate breakfast might seem like an indulgence but the muffins are actually naturally sweetened and full of good nutrition. Instead of paying for a muffin full of additives, enjoy this healthy and homemade alternative.


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

Combine ingredients in a food processor. Pulse, stopping to scrape down sides occasionally, until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Place muffin pan in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

Once muffins are cool, remove them from pan and enjoy.

5. Almond Butter Muffins

Almond butter muffins

Almond butter muffins |

Last are these almond butter muffins from Kirby’s Cravings. Baking powder, eggs, sugar, and almond butter are the only elements you need for success, and you’ll get 16 light and fluffy muffins from the recipe. They’re super easy to customize, so you can add any toppings you like. These will become a breakfast favorite.


  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5½ tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Fill cupcake liners two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool, then serve.