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The Best Easy Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

The Best Easy Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

These Banana Nut Muffins are our go-to favorite muffin recipe! These delicious muffins are not only quick, but they are easy & delicious!

banana nut muffins

I cannot be the only one who gets super excited about overripe bananas sitting on the counter, right? The possibilities are endless when it comes to all of the delicious ways you can use a bunch of bananas!

These easy banana nut muffins are my go-to muffin recipe and one of my favorite ways to use up bananas, forget the popular banana bread, these easy banana muffins are the way to go!

My kids just love it when I bake this banana nut muffin recipe! They’re perfect as a snack after school or a quick breakfast for busy mornings

Besides having the perfect amount of sweetness thanks to the ripened bananas, my banana nut muffins have a lovely crunch to them because of the walnuts. 

If you find yourself with a little bit of a sweet tooth, you can fold in milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips. I like to the best banana muffins just as they are since they have the perfect amount of banana flavor.

banana nut muffins

How to make the best Banana Nut Muffins: 

Be sure to scroll down to get my full recipe with ingredients and instructions.

Basic Kitchen Ingredients needed: 

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • unsalted melted butter
  • whole milk
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • walnuts or your favorite nuts

In a small bowl, mash your bananas.

Add butter, egg, vanilla and mix to combine.

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and fold in the wet ingredients.

Don’t forget to fold in the walnuts. 

Prepare your muffin pan with muffin cups.

In a medium bowl, mash your bananas using a wooden spoon, potato masher or wire whisk. Then add butter, egg, vanilla and mix to combine.

In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients and fold your flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Finally, fold in the walnuts. Fill your prepared muffin tin using a cookie scoop to fill the the muffin liners evenly. Add a few extra nuts for a tasty crunch on the tops of the muffins. Honestly? That gorgeous muffin top is such a delicious way to start enjoying these fluffy muffins!

This great recipe makes about a dozen large muffins.

Place the banana bread muffins in a preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Remove your perfect muffins from oven and cool on a wire rack for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Be sure to read my muffin recipe guide to get more tasty muffin recipes and quick breads. Muffins are so great because they have such a rustic quality to them, no electric mixer needed.

banana nut muffins

Sometimes when my kids are bored, I let them bake and this is an easy recipe for the kids to try their hand at. This is their favorite recipe to bake and is great for a first time baker, this was one my kids’ first recipes to try.

Can I freeze these Banana Nut Muffins?

Yes, this easy muffin recipe freezes great! Just add the muffins wrapped in plastic wrap to a airtight container or ziplock bag. They’ll keep for about 6 months. Let your muffins come to room temperature on the counter before enjoying.

Can I Transform My Banana Nut Muffins Into Bread? 

Yes! Just pour this delicious recipe into a prepared loaf pans. The only change is the baking time. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.

banana nut muffins

banana nut muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
These Banana Nut Muffins are our go-to favorite muffin recipe! These delicious muffins are not only quick, but they are easy & delicious!

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • ¼ c. unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ c. while 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

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Spray a standard muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside
    3. Add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
    4. Beat in the egg and vanilla, and brown sugar.
    5. Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed.
    6. Then, fold in the walnuts.
    7. Fill your muffin pan cups with the batter for these Banana Nut Muffins to about 4/5 full.
    8. Top the muffins with additional walnuts, if desired.
    9. Place Banana Nut Muffins in the pre-heated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
    10. Remove Banana Nut Muffins from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy! 

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