Easy Banana Nut Muffins

Easy Banana Nut Muffins

Warm, homemade banana nut muffins are always in season!  This easy recipe is ready in 30 minutes and makes 12 muffins.  These muffins make a delicious breakfast or a tasty snack.  Bananas and brown sugar add cozy sweetness.  Walnuts add a delightful crunch.  Bananas, eggs, and butter ensure a moist muffin.

 

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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  Banana nut bread has always been one of our favorites.  How simply wonderful to bake it into muffins!  These may become your favorite breakfast muffins, snack muffins, or dessert muffins.  Eating them with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk is a must!  So simple to pack inside a lunch bag, too.

 

Banana-Nut-Muffins

 

Do you have people at your house that will not dare eat a banana if there are any spots on them?  If so, now’s the perfect time to make these muffins.  Ripe bananas tend to be much sweeter than the bright, firm yellow bananas.  In fact, the more ripe the banana, the sweeter it is.  Which makes overripe bananas perfect for a sweet treat such as these muffins.

 

How do you enjoy homemade muffins the day after you’ve baked them?  You can certainly eat them at room temperature but have you ever sliced a muffin in half and toasted it?  Try it!  Spread butter over each hot half of the muffin…it is so good.

 

 

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Ingredients set out on the counter

 

Ingredients 

Non-stick cooking spray

3 bananas, mashed

¼ c. unsalted butter, melted

¼ c. whole milk

1 large egg

1 t. vanilla

½ c. brown sugar

½ c. sugar

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 t. salt

1 t. baking soda

1 c. walnuts, chopped + extra to top muffins before baking, if desired

 

 

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1:  Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.  OXO offers a wonderful, heavy gauge muffin pan with easy grip sides…find it here

 

STEP 2:  Add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.

step 2 mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk in a large mixing bowl

 

STEP 3:  Beat in the egg and vanilla, and brown sugar.

step 3 Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.

 

STEP 4:  Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.

Step 4 Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.

 

STEP 5:  Fill muffin pan cups to about 3/4 full. Ensure each muffin cup has an equal amount of muffin mix.  Top with additional walnuts, if desired.

Step 5a Fill muffin pan cups to about 34 full.

 

Step 5b batter in muffin tin

 

STEP 6:  Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.

 

What Can You Put on a Muffin?

As I stated earlier, nothing is more wonderful than putting a small pat of real butter on a freshly baked, hot muffin!  But here are some other things you may want to try spreading onto a banana nut muffin:

  • peanut butter
  • honey
  • Nutella
  • cream cheese
  • apple butter

 

Storing Baked Muffins

To keep these muffins fresh and moist, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days (refrigerate them and they’ll keep fresh for a couple days more).  You can also freeze muffins for up to 3 months if you wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place in plastic freezer bags.

 

Substitutions and Variations

Use chopped pecans instead of walnuts (or leave the nuts out altogether)

Add some chocolate chips (my husband’s suggestion, lol)

Sprinkle the tops of the cooked, cooled muffins with powdered sugar

 

Banana-Nut-Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

Warm, homemade banana nut muffins are always in season!  This easy muffin recipe is ready in 30 minutes and makes 12 muffins.  These muffins make a delicious breakfast or a tasty snack.  Bananas and brown sugar add cozy sweetness.  Bananas, eggs, and milk ensure a moist muffin.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 307kcal

Ingredients

  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (plus extra for topping if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside
  • Add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla, and brown sugar.
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.
  • Fill muffin pan cups to about 3/4 full. Ensure each muffin cup has an equal amount of muffin mix. Top with additional walnuts, if desired.
  • Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

HOW TO STORE MUFFINS:  You can store muffins at room temperature for up to 3 days if they're stored in an airtight container.  You can also freeze muffins for up to 3 months if you wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or place in plastic freezer bags.  WHAT TO PUT ON A BANANA NUT MUFFIN:  Butter, peanut butter, Nutella, or apple butter.
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Nutrition

Serving: 3.5oz | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g

baked muffins on counter and in bowls

 

If you try this recipe, leave me a comment!  I’d love to hear from you.

 

Here are a few more comfort meals you may want to try:

Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins

Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Paula Deen’s Old-Time Beef Stew Recipe

Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Juicy Meatloaf with a touch of Smoked Hickory

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage

 



22 thoughts on “Easy Banana Nut Muffins”

  • 5 stars
    Love the reciepe easy and so tasty and moist. Would definitely use again. I used a gas oven so had to add 10 min to cooking time.

  • LOVE these muffins! So good, and a great use of all the overripe bananas that seem to collect in my freezer. Husband ate the walnuts that were designated for my second batch, so I added 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg, 1/3 cup of oatmeal (just for texture really), and a cup of mini chocolate chips. Turned out beautifully both with walnuts and with my alterations! They barely made it out of the oven before hubby was into them! YUMMM!

    • Hi Emily! Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad you and your husband liked the muffins! The addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, oatmeal, and chocolate chips sounds scrumptious! I’ll have to try it one day. Take care 🙂

  • 5 stars
    Such an easy yet tasty recipe. Substituted vanilla (cuz I didn’t have any) with honey and cut on the sugars and it’s awesome too!

  • 5 stars
    Best muffins I’ve made, I used gluten free flour instead of regular flour and used 3/4 cup of coconut sugar instead of brown/white sugars. Turned out great! Thanks for recipe.

  • 5 stars
    I decided on a whim to make banana nut muffins for the first time during this time at home. I have to say, this recipe was so easy!!! I love that I can put everything in my stand mixer without separating ingredients . They are awesome with the walnuts on top and so moist. I made some cinnamon butter to place on top and it is divine!

  • I was looking for a recipe to use up more of my bag of dried fruit (apple, date, walnut mix) so I used your recipe and used 1/2 cup dried fruit mix chopped and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. The muffins turned out very moist and very banana flavored. from the three bananas. This is a delicious , versatile recipe. I have a lot of frozen blueberries, so I might add them next time. We have to use up what we have, don’t we!

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