Simple Banana Nut Muffins


Banana bread is delicious, but did you know you can also make it… in muffin form? It’s true!

The recipe is a little different from a full bread, since it’s intended to be baked into individual muffin cups, but you get all of the same great banana nut flavor, without the hassle of dealing with a whole big loaf of cake bread. Personally, I find it a lot more useful; I can hand out muffins to friends, it’s more portable and easier to eat, and it’s still just as good.

If you’re looking for other ideas of muffins to make, why not try my blueberry oatmeal muffins, or my partner’s personal favorite, the cinnamon roll muffins? Or, if you want something more bread-like, and a lot more chocolatey, you can do this chocolate chunk banana bread.

Simple Banana Nut Muffins

A quick and easy recipe for banana nut bread, in muffin form. Take or leave the nuts to your heart's content.
Servings 15 Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Muffin Pan
  • Muffin Cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cooling Rack


  • 3 Medium Bananas Ripe-to-Overripe.
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar Divided; 2/3rds of a cup and the remainder.
  • ¾ Cup Chopped Nuts Walnuts and Pecans are both great.
  • ½ Cup Butter Melted
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Prepare your muffin tray by lining each cup with a muffin cup liner.
  • Mash the three bananas well with a fork or masher, and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  • In another bowl, mix the melted butter and ⅔ Cup brown sugar, leaving the remaining brown sugar aside to top the muffins.
  • Mix the eggs, banana, and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix until almost, but not quite, fully combined.
  • Add ½ cup of chopped nuts and fold in, which will finish mixing the batter. Try not to over-mix or you'll make your muffins tough.
  • Spoon your batter into your muffin cups, filling each about ¾ of the way full.
  • Top each muffin with brown sugar and nuts.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes, then remove and let cool for 5 or so minutes before enjoying.
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, Muffins

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