Recipe – Banana Nut Muffins

You’ll never want to toss out your overly ripe bananas again. This recipe for banana nut muffins is quick, easy, and delicious. Pecans are used in place of traditional walnuts for a warm flavor, but you can easily substitute walnuts if you’re “bananas” over them.

Basic Information

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Serving Size: 1 muffin (yields 12)

Required Equipment

  • 2 large bowls
  • Small bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Electric mixer with wire whisk attachment
  • Mixing spatula
  • Muffin tin (dozen size)
  • Toothpick

Ingredients U.S. (Metric)

  • 2 cups (4 3/4 dl) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 1 cup (2 1/3 dl) brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks or 3/4 cups (1 3/4 dl) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/8 dl) pecans, chopped

Preparation Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Lightly butter a 12 well muffin tin, or spray with cooking oil.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash 2 bananas with a fork in until they are chunky and set aside.
  • In another large bowl, use the electric mixer with wire whisk attachment to whip the other 2 bananas together with the brown sugar for 3 minutes.
  • Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla to the banana and sugar mixture and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Gently mix in the dry ingredients.
  • Using a mixing spatula, fold in the pecans and mashed bananas.
  • Fill the wells of the muffin tin about half full with the batter and bang the tin on the counter a few times to help release any air bubbles.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until you can stick a toothpick in the muffins and it comes out clean.
  • Let cool for a few minutes, then remove the muffins from the tin.

How To Serve/Plate And Garnish

  • Plate with a few whole pecans or fresh berries. A drizzle of warm maple syrup adds a sweet touch.
Easy Banana Nut Muffins