If you love banana bread, then these Banana Nut Muffins will be your new favorite breakfast treat. These banana muffins are moist and have just the right amount of sweetness with a little crunch from the nuts. It just might become your favorite banana muffin recipe.
You don’t need any special skills or equipment to whip up a batch of these homemade muffins. All you need are some mixing bowls and measuring cups for this easy recipe!
Let’s look at how easy it is to make a batch.
For these delicious banana nut muffins, you need the following ingredients:
- ripe bananas
- unsalted butter
- whole milk
- one egg
- vanilla extract
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
🔪How To Make Banana Nut Muffins
To make them, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and preparing your muffin tin with paper liners. Personally, I prefer to use parchment cupcake liners.
To make the batter, mash three bananas in a medium bowl. If your bananas are on the ripe side – meaning that the peels are starting to brown, then you are off to a great start.
If you have a potato masher, use it to make quick work of this task. Otherwise, just take the back of a spoon or some other utensil that has a wide surface area to mash them. (You could also use a ziplock bag like a glove and squeeze the bananas to mash them up.)
To the mashed bananas add melted butter and milk and stir.
Next, add an egg, vanilla, and the sugars and blend well.
Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. I like to measure out the flour in a large measuring cup and stir in the salt and baking soda before adding the flour mixture to the “wet” mixture. Mix it well, but be careful to not over mix. (You want to make sure that no streaks of flour remain.)
Fold in chopped walnuts. If you are not a walnut fan but do like pecans, some toasted pecans would work wonderfully.
Divide the banana mixture between twelve muffin tins and bake for 18 – 20 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the muffins cool and then enjoy! They are a great snack, dessert, or breakfast treat. Basically, you can have one whenever you want!
While banana nut muffins are delicious and made with real bananas, because of the addition of sugar and butter, they should not be considered a “healthy” option.
According to the nutrition calculator used for this recipe, there are 23 grams of sugar in each muffin. According to the USDA, adults should consume no more than 10 teaspoons (40 grams) of sugar per day. [One teaspoon is equal to 4 grams.]
Homemade Banana Nut Muffins Recipe
- 3 bananas mashed
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup walnuts chopped + extra to top muffins before baking, if desired
- 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 sugars.
- Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.
- Fill muffin pan cups to about ⅘ full. Top with additional walnuts, if desired.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Be sure to come back and tell us how your banana nut muffins turned out!