Banana Nut Muffins


If time and waistline permitted, I could wake up every morning to the smell of fresh muffins baking in the oven, especially these banana nut muffins. This recipe is based on our popular banana bread recipe, with a cup of chopped walnuts and a dash of coffee. Lest you be tempted to snatch the muffins pictured here right out of your computer screen, you should know that they’ve long since been consumed, minutes after the photo was taken. ;-)

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins.

No need for a mixer with this recipe.


  • 2 to 3 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp strong brewed coffee or espresso, or a pinch of instant coffee granules mixed with a Tbsp of water (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)


1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.

2 Mix in the sugar, egg, coffee and vanilla.

3 Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.

4 Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

5 Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Cool on a rack.

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  • katheryne

    I actually use your banana nut bread recipe and turn it into muffins. Yum! I have replaced the nut with chocolate chips, also yum and I have replaced them with dried cranberries again yum. Thank u for this recipe. I also use 1/2 lite brown sugar patted down and 1/2 regular sugar came out perfect.

  • Sylvia

    I made this recipe into MUFFINS, for my husband and kids tonight, and they are light and fluffy like clouds! Super Yummy!! ;)

  • ritika

    wowwww…….niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. soooooooooooooooosooooooooo yummyyyyyy

  • S

    I tried this recipe, but the muffins turned out very dry. I am disappointed. Shall try another recipe next time.

  • tammy

    Great recipe but have couple questions. How do I sub butter for dairy free sub like coconut oil. Also need to add Flax meal and brewers yeast. Daughter breastfeeding dairy allergic grandson. Thank you

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