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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.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 267kcal
Author Anne Clark


  • Standard muffin pan
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cup(s)
  • measuring spoons
  • whisk


  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed about a cup of mashed bananas
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted walnuts, chopped (plus extra for topping if desired)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a standard size (12-servings) muffin pan with non-stick spray or use muffin liners and spray them with non-stick spray.
  • Add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk to a large bowl. Blend with a whisk to combine.
  • Add the egg, vanilla, and brown sugar. Blend with a whisk.
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.
  • Fill muffin pan cups to about ¾ full. Make sure each muffin cup has an equal amount of muffin batter. Top with additional walnuts, if desired.
  • Place in the oven on the middle rack, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out fairly clean (no wet batter stuck on it). Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.


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 them in plastic freezer bags. 
What to Put on a Banana Nut Muffin:  They're pretty darn good all by themselves, but you can try adding a pat of butter, peanut butter, Nutella, or apple butter.


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg