Banana Nut Muffins

This is a recipe for delicious Banana Nut Muffins. Banana Nut Muffins are not only a healthy alternative to other types of snacks, but they also can be a great way to use up bananas that you may have otherwise thrown out. Banana Nut Muffins can be a great breakfast, snack or quick bite on the run.

This is a pretty simple recipe. The muffins always come out perfect: soft and dense, filled with banana flavor and nuts. If you'd like, you can sprinkle some crushed walnuts on top of the muffins once they're in their liners before baking. I have found this adds a nice little touch as well.

This recipe is quite easy to make-you don't need a mixer or to dirty many dishes either.

Things You Will Need

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Banana Nut Muffins

Makes 18 regular muffins

4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter into the mashed bananas with a wooden spoon. Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla. Add the baking soda and salt. Add the flour and mix until just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Pour mixture into prepared muffin pan lined with cupcake liners. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown or once a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.

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Muffins are super easy to make. Once you have all the ingredients, you just mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and then bake them. It's that simple!

These Banana Nut Muffins last for about 3 days after baking, though they are best enjoyed the day of baking. I hope you try this recipe and see for yourself just how easy and delicious these banana nut muffins are.

Tips & Warnings

If you'd like, you can also add 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to make Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. Or, if you'd like, you could use this recipe to make Banana Nut Bread instead. Just pour the mixture into a greased and floured 4" x 8" loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately one hour.