Banana Nut Muffins

Banana nut muffins are such a wonderful smell baking! Sundays are a great day to bake up a batch or 2 of muffins for breakfast. They are so good with just a touch of butter and maybe some honey. But in addition to having these delicious banana nut muffins for Sunday breakfast, we now have snacks for the week. 

If you are finding your self sleeping in just a few more snooze alarms than you should, these muffins are a great grab and go for eating when you get to work, or between classes. They store great in one big bag or put them in small bags for lunches, or the snack drawer! I like to heat them up for about 30 seconds to bring the banana flavors to life.

We make these banana nut muffins with roasted walnuts. Roasting the walnuts gives them a more intense flavor, and they are just so crunchy! You could do the same for pecans. Pecans have a higher burn factor so keep an eye on them when you roast them!

We enjoy these with just a dusting of powder sugar, or a bit of butter and honey. We hope you give these a try soon. 

 

 

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Banana Nut Muffins


  • Author: Bruce and Dina Miller
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 medium bananas

Instructions

Instructions for roasting walnuts:

Preheat oven to 300 F.

Spray a baking sheet with oil, and spread walnuts out in pan. Roast walnuts for 8 minutes, then turn, and roast for another 5. Watch carefully to ensure they do not burn. Remove from oven, and allow to cool. Chop coarsely using a nut chopper, or a sharp knife on a cutting board. Set aside.

Instructions for banana nut muffins:

Adjust oven temperature to 400 F.

Line muffin pan with paper liners. We like to use the tall ones to give more space for batter and because they give a more bakery shop look! Spray the insides of the liners with oil.

Whisk eggs and milk in a mixing bowl. Add in Sugar, salt and baking powder. Whisk to combine. Whisk in melted butter and flour until no lumps remain.

Peel and cut up banana into a bowl. Smash with a fork. Stir bananas gently into the muffins. Do not over mix. Add 2/3 of the walnuts into the muffin batter. Add bananas gently into the muffins and stir to combine, being careful not to overmix.

Scoop the batter evenly into 12 cupcake liners using an ice-cream scoop. Sprinkle walnuts & turbinado sugar on top. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating halfway through. Muffins are done when they spring back after being lightly pressed. 

  • Category: baking
  • Method: oven

Keywords: banana, nut, walnut, muffins

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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

Comments

  1. Albana Shkupi Reply

    I love the addition of walnuts. Saving and trying this recipe.






    • Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Albana,

      When we roast the walnuts it makes them so crunchy! We hope you enjoy!

      Best,

      Dina and Bruce

      • kathi Reply

        I’ll make this week! 🤗I seem to always forget to roast the walnuts, & what a difference! thanks for the reminder!!

        • Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

          Kathi,

          Of course! We hope you make these soon! If you do give us a review on how they turn out!

          Have the best week!

          Dina and Bruce

  2. Elizabeth Crissey Reply

    What a perfect breakfast to take to work on those busy mornings! Definitely making these!! 🤩






    • Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Elizabeth,

      We think you are gonna put them on high rotation! Enjoy your week!

      Dina and Bruce

  3. Sarah Reply

    Love the crumbly top. Banana muffins make the best snacks.






    • Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Sarah,

      The crumbly top is my favorite! So good with roasted walnuts!

      Have the best week!

      Dina and Bruce

  4. Sue O'Connell Reply

    I can’t wait to try your recipe! Just letting the bananas get nice and ripe!






    • Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Sue,

      You know ripe bananas are the best for this recipe! And be sure to roast the walnuts! It makes them so crunchy!!

      Have the best week!

      Dina and Bruce

  5. Elaine & James Reply

    Love the crumbly, walnut tops! Hope to make them on the weekend!






    • Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Elaine and James,

      The toasted walnut tops are a favorite of mine! We hope you are enjoying your weekend!

      Best,

      Dina and Bruce

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