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Homemade Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

If you love banana bread, then these Banana Nut Muffins will be your new favorite breakfast. These muffins are moist and have just the right amount of sweetness with a little crunch from the nuts. You don’t need any special skills or equipment to whip up a batch of these homemade banana nut muffins. All you need is some mixing bowls and measuring cups for this easy recipe!

You don’t need any special skills or equipment to whip up a batch of these banana nut muffins. One large bowl and a muffin tin are the two main tools that you need. (Yes, you do need some measuring spoons and measuring cups, but I am assuming that you already have those in addition to the bowl and muffin tin/pan.)

banana nut muffins

How To Make Banana Nut Muffins

For these delicious breakfast treats, you need the following ingredients:

  • bananas
  • unsalted butter
  • whole milk
  • an egg
  • vanilla
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • walnuts

To make them, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your muffin tin/pan.  I like to use parchment cupcake liners  (see my Amazon affiliate picks at the bottom of the post for the brand that I use) and simply put them in my muffin pan.

To make the batter, mash three bananas.  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.)

bowl with bananas

To the mashed bananas add melted butter and milk and stir.

mashed bananas and egg

Next, add an egg, vanilla, and the sugars and blend well.

two small glass bowls with sugar

Now, add 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 it to the “wet” mixture.  Mix it well, but be careful to not over mix.

Fold in chopped walnuts.  If you are not a walnut fan but do like pecans, some toasted pecans would work wonderfully.

bowl of chopped walnuts

Divide the batter between twelve muffin tins and bake for 18 – 20 minutes.

banana nut muffin batter in muffin pan
banana nut muffins on a wire rack

Homemade Banana Nut Muffins

Lynda Self
These banana nut muffins are moist and have just the right amount of sweetness and nuts.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 307 kcal


  • 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 4/5 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!


Serving: 1Calories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 325mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23g
Keyword baking, bananas, muffins
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Let the muffins cool and then enjoy! They are a great snack, dessert, or breakfast treat. Basically, you can have one whenever you want!

banana nut muffins on wire rack

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