These moist and fluffy Banana Nut Muffins are loaded with delicious banana flavor, hints of warm cinnamon, and crunchy nuts. One of the best ways to use up overripe bananas, try a warm batch of these delicious jumbo-sized muffins, and enjoy as a quick breakfast or sweet treat.
Banana Nut Muffins Recipe
Banana muffins – with or without nuts – are one of my favorite ways to use up overripe and forgotten bananas. Bursting with delicious banana flavor, these beautiful jumbo-sized muffins take just 10 minutes to prepare and bake in 30 minutes (or less). Enjoy warm, fresh out of the oven, or freeze an extra batch and reheat in the microwave for a fast and easy on-the-go breakfast.
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Banana Nut Muffins Ingredients
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Ground cinnamon
- Vegetable oil
- White sugar
- Brown sugar
- Ripe Bananas
- Vanilla extract
- Crushed walnuts or pecans
Can I use Frozen Bananas? Yes. Absolutely. Of course, you’ll want to thaw the bananas before adding to your batter. You can do this by,
- Thawing overnight in the refrigerator
- At room temperature
- Or in the microwave at 30-second intervals
I almost never remember to pre-thaw my bananas, so in the microwave they go. Yes, thawed frozen bananas have quite a bit more liquid, but I’ve never noticed a difference in my muffins.
For the full list and amounts of ingredients, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
How to Mash Bananas
There are two ways to mash bananas for baking:
- Add bananas to a medium-sized mixing bowl and use a fork to mash them until desired consistency is reached.
- Or, mash them using your stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment.
The stand mixer is a more hands-off approach, but usually, I’ll just use a fork.
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How to Make Banana Nut Muffins
This banana nut muffin recipe should make 12 JUMBO-size muffins which translates to approximately 18 regular-size muffins. You will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly (see step 6 for details):
2. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk well to combine. Set aside.
3. Next, transfer the bananas to the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mash the bananas. Add the oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar and continue to mix until combined, approximately 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and the milk and continue to mix until combined.
4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated – do not overmix. Remove bowl from the mixer and gently fold in the chopped pecans or walnuts (if using).
5. Spoon the batter into the liners and sprinkle the tops of the muffins with additional crushed walnuts or pecans, if desired.
- Jumbo-sized muffins: 5 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Reduce heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and continue to bake for approx. 20-25 minutes.
- Regular-sized muffins: 375 degrees Fahrenheit or approx. 16-20 minutes.
Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooking.
How to Store Leftover Banana Nut Muffins
These muffins will stay fresh covered and at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
To freeze, allow your muffins to cool completely. Next, transfer them to a freezer-friendly container or freezer-safe zip-lock bag and place them in the freezer – taking care not to smush them until frozen. Enjoy within 3 months.
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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe
- 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp + 2 tsp baking powder
- 1½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs (whisked)
- 4 large bananas (mashed)
- 1¼ cups milk
- 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups crushed walnuts or pecans
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
- Transfer the bananas to the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mash the bananas. Add the oil, granulated sigar, and brown sugar to the mashed bananas and beat until light and fluffy, approximately 2 minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and the milk and continue to mix until combined.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix on low until just combined - avoid over-mixing. Fold in the chopped walnuts or pecans (if using).
- Fill muffin liners with the prepared batter. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with additional crushed walnuts or pecans, if desired.
- Bake at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes before reducing temperature to 375 degrees F and baking for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove muffins from the tin and allow to cool before serving (see notes below for baking time and temperature for regular-sized muffins).
- Jumbo-sized muffins: 5 minutes at 425°F. Reduce heat to 375°F and continue to bake for approx. 20-25 minutes.
- Regular-sized muffins: 375 degrees°F for approx. 16-20 minutes.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.)