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Easy Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Easy Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

This is the best banana nut muffin recipe, a delicious way to use up those overripe bananas. Moist muffins are topped off with a lovely crunch from walnuts!

With just a few minutes of prep time, you can enjoy these banana nut beauties for breakfast or as an after-school snack! These easy banana muffins are just one of the many muffin recipes you will love to make.

These easy banana nut muffins are a delicious way to use up those overripe bananas. They’re topped off with a lovely crunch from walnuts!

banana nut muffins

One of the things that makes this banana muffin recipe so great is that ripe bananas are a natural sweetener, so there is no need for a large amount of added sugar. Their sweetness balances out the flavors of the other ingredients nicely, and their soft texture makes them a good choice for baked goods.

If you find yourself with a little bit of a sweet tooth, you can fold in milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips. 

This easy recipe will quickly become a favorite for the entire family to enjoy.

banana nut muffins

How to Make Banana Walnut Muffins

Basic Ingredients 

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • ¼ c. unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ c. whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 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

This great recipe makes about a dozen large muffins or six jumbo muffins.

banana nut muffins

Instructions 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Spray a standard 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside

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

banana nut muffins

Beat in the egg and vanilla, and brown sugar.

banana nut muffins

Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold into the wet ingredients until just mixed.

banana nut muffins

Fold in the walnuts.

banana nut muffins

Fill your muffin cups with the banana nut muffin mix to about 4/5 full.

Add additional walnuts to the top of the muffin.

banana nut muffins

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Remove your moist Banana Nut Muffins from the oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.

banana nut muffins
banana nut muffins
How can I ripen bananas?

A great way to speed up the ripening process is to put your bananas in a brown paper bag on the counter.

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 pan. 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.

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banana nut muffins
banana nut muffins

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This is the best banana nut muffin recipe, a delicious way to use up those overripe bananas. Moist muffins are topped off with a lovely crunch from walnuts!

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! 

Notes

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 pan. 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.

How can I ripen bananas?

A great way to speed up the ripening process is to put your bananas in a brown paper bag on the counter.

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Dawn Ponto

Thursday 20th of January 2022

Hello! I was a little confused! You have a little c. for cup and a little t. for other ingredients. Am I to assume that this is teaspoon or tablespoon?

momma lew

Friday 21st of January 2022

yup - t is for tsp or teaspoon

Sandy Klocinski

Sunday 6th of October 2019

These look so awesome!

Donna

Friday 4th of October 2019

These look so yummy! I frequently have ripe bananas, so I love finding new recipes to make with them!

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