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5 from 8 votes

Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Make breakfast a little sweeter with these sky-high banana nut muffins. Tender, perfectly spiced, and loaded with chopped nuts.
Prep Time11 mins
Cook Time19 mins
Rest Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 242kcal


  • 1 1/4 cup mashed banana overly ripe, (about 3 large bananas)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk or sour cream*
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, divided


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the banana, oil, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, milk (or sour cream), vanilla and bananas.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, gently fold everything together, along with 1 cup of nuts. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes.
  • Fill liners about 1/8-inch below the rim. They should be VERY full. Sprinkle tops with remaining nuts.
  • Bake for 7 minutes at 425. Reduce the heat to 375 and continue baking for another 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pans for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  • *You can do either or, or 1/2 cup milk + 1/4 cup sour cream, or 1/2 cup sour cream + 1/4 cup milk.
  • Don't want to use nuts? Try adding chocolate chips, cinnamon chips, raisins, or chopped fruit.


Serving: 18serving | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg