Banana Nut Muffins

A coffeehouse classic made right in your own kitchen!

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Some scientists believe that bananas were the first fruits. Bananas were believed to have originated around 10,000 years ago. The first bananas were thought to be grown in the area that embodies the Philippines, Malaya Peninsula, Indonesia, and New Guinea. The variety of banana that is most widely known today is the Cavendish. It was named after the 6th duke of Devonshire, William Spencer Cavendish. The Cavendish is not the only banana in the world, there are more than 1,000 varieties of bananas.

My love of banana muffins comes from my father. He loves getting a large banana nut muffin from the coffeehouse and would eat only half. The other half was always saved for me. I thought it would be nice to have a banana nut muffin recipe to make at home to save a trip to the coffeehouse. Please enjoy!

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Yields 12 muffins

Prep Time 10 minutes

Bake Time 18-25 minutes

Drink Pairing Suggestion: Coffee or Tea


6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup milk

2 overripe bananas, mashed

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners.

In a large bowl cream butter and the sugars together until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla to the mixture and stir. Gently stir in mashed banana.

In a small bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Add half the flour mixture and half the milk to the large bowl and stir. Repeat with remaining flour and milk. Do not over beat the batter or the muffins will become tough.

Fold in the nuts using a rubber spatula.

Scoop batter into the 12 muffin cups.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nut Allergies? Omit the nuts or substitute walnuts with chocolate chips and have banana chocolate chip muffins!

Feel free to use other kinds of nuts if you do not like walnuts. Pecans and macadamia nuts also work well too!


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