Banana Nut Bread Muffins Recipe (Walnut Banana Muffins)

Banana Nut Bread Muffins

This banana nut bread muffins recipe creates delicious “nutty” muffins that are very easy to make! It uses simple ingredients such as ripe bananas and chopped walnuts. You can also turn banana nut bread muffins into an entertaining (if slightly messy) family project where your children help you to make the banana bread batter, pour/scoop it into the muffin trays and sprinkle on the chopped walnuts. You can even use walnut banana bread muffins as fun birthday treats (see the pictures below). FYI – This is the “muffin version” of our regular Walnut Banana Bread recipe.

However, since these banana nut muffins contain walnuts, please do not serve it to anyone with a nut allergy. Also remember that nuts can be a choking hazard for very young children. Therefore, always use caution when serving any type of banana nut muffins! If your family or friends can’t eat nuts, you might want to try our recipes for Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins or Cranberry Banana Muffins.

This walnut banana muffins recipe is simple & easy to make. It should take you only 10-15 minutes or so to prepare and clean up. Please be aware that this is an oven-baked recipe. It is not made with a bread machine. For more great recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s Muffin Recipes or Banana Bread Recipes sections. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of this page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Pour Batter into Muffin Baking Cups & Sprinkle Chopped Walnuts on Top

Easy Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Finished Product – Delicious Walnut Banana Bread Muffins!

Banana Nut Bread Muffins

Muffins = Fun Birthday Treats!

Walnut Banana Muffins

Ingredients – Easy Banana Nut Bread Muffins Recipe

  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 – Large Eggs
  • 3 – Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups – Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup – Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon – Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 1 Cup – Chopped Walnuts

Servings – Roughly 18-24 standard muffins (non-jumbo muffins)

  • Equipment required for this recipe – Measuring cup & spoons, mixing bowl, long wooden spoon, muffin trays, paper muffin liners (baking cups), oven mitts, cooling racks and an oven.

Instructions – Easy Banana Nut Bread Muffins Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients (except the chopped walnuts). Stir until batter is completely mixed.
  • Add the chopped walnuts to the batter. Stir in the nuts until they are fully mixed into batter.
  • Place paper muffin baking cups (liners) inside the muffin trays. Or grease the muffin trays if you are not using muffin baking cups or non-stick muffin trays.
  • Add the batter to the muffin baking cups until each one is about 50-75% full with batter.
  • Optional – For an even more “nutty” appearance, sprinkle some more chopped walnuts on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Place muffin trays into the oven. Wear oven mitts as the oven will be hot.
  • Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the muffin trays from the oven. Use oven mitts when removing the muffin trays.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes within the muffin trays.
  • Remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack in order to completely cool down.

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Tips – Banana Nut Bread/Walnut Banana Muffins Recipe

  • The tips below are designed to help muffin “novices” and/or people with limited baking experience.
  • As I stated earlier – Since these banana nut bread muffins contain walnuts, please do not serve it to anyone with a nut allergy. Also remember that nuts can be a choking hazard for very young children. Therefore, always use caution when serving any type of banana nut bread!
  • Creating banana bread muffins is a great way to convert “boring” banana bread into a fun & tasty project for kids.
  • There are a variety of ways to pour the batter into the muffin tray. For example, you can scoop with a spoon (while using another spoon to scrape off the batter into the muffin tray), use a small cup and spoon, use an ice cream scoop with a trigger release, use a homemade “pastry bag” to squeeze the batter into the muffin liners, etc.
  • Use paper baking cups (liners) if you want to easily extract the walnut banana muffins from the muffin tray. Paper baking cups also result in less mess on your fingers when moving the muffins.
  • For larger walnut banana bread muffins, you can buy trays designed for “jumbo” muffins (versus trays for standard sized muffins). This recipe should generate roughly 8-12 jumbo walnut banana bread muffins.
  • Use RIPE bananas for improved taste. Ripe bananas are soft and the exterior peel is usually yellow with small black & brown spots. Hard yellow/green(ish) bananas are too starchy and have less banana flavor.
  • Make sure to use 3 large bananas (not 3 medium bananas). Otherwise, the walnut banana bread muffins might turn out to be a little dry.
  • In case, you like to use cups versus banana “sizes”… 3 medium-sized bananas equal roughly 1 to 1 1/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). 3 large-sized bananas equal roughly 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups of mashed bananas (not sliced bananas). Of course, banana sizes can vary greatly… and my version of medium-sized may differ from yours! If you need to convert other ingredient measurements (i.e. cups to tablespoons or millilitres), you should visit our baking volume calculator & conversion table.
  • If you have a problem with a recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct oven temperature), using the correct amounts of ingredients (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measuring cup or accidentally add a tablespoon when a teaspoon is called for), using the correct ingredients (i.e. baking soda/powder versus yeast or all purpose flour versus bread flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • In addition, you should always try to use relatively fresh baking soda & powder for the best results. For example, using baking soda from an open container (that has been deodorizing your refrigerator for months) may lead to subpar results. Old & hard baking soda/powder may lead to rising problems and/or leave small bitter clumps in your walnut banana bread muffins.
  • For more easy banana bread muffin recipes, please visit Bread Dad’s main Muffin Recipes or Banana Bread Recipes sections.

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Banana Nut Bread Muffins Recipe (Walnut Banana Muffins)

This banana nut bread muffins recipe creates delicious "nutty" muffins that are very easy to make! It uses simple ingredients such as ripe bananas and chopped walnuts. Visit BreadDad.com for more easy muffin & banana bread recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread muffins, banana nut bread muffins, banana nut bread muffins recipe, easy banana nut bread muffins, walnut banana muffins, walnut banana muffins recipe
Servings: 24 Muffins (Non-Jumbo)
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 Bananas (ripe & large sized)
  • 2 Cups Flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder (aluminum free)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mash bananas with a fork.
  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Lightly beat eggs.
  • Stir eggs, bananas and butter together.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients (except the chopped walnuts). Stir until batter is completely mixed.
  • Add the chopped walnuts to the batter. Stir in the nuts until they are fully mixed into batter.
  • Place paper muffin baking cups (liners) inside the muffin trays. Or grease the muffin trays if you are not using muffin baking cups or non-stick muffin trays.
  • Add the batter to the muffin baking cups until each one is about 50-75% full with batter.
  • Optional - For an even more "nutty" appearance, sprinkle some more chopped walnuts on top of the batter within each muffin baking cup.
  • Place muffin trays into the oven. Wear oven mitts as the oven will be hot.
  • Bake muffins for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the muffin trays from the oven. Use oven mitts when removing the muffin trays.
  • Allow the muffins to cool for 5 minutes within the muffin trays.
  • Remove the muffins and place them on a cooling rack in order to completely cool down.

Notes

Since banana nut bread muffins contain walnuts, please do not serve it to anyone with a nut allergy. Also remember that nuts can be a choking hazard for very young children. Therefore, always use caution when serving any type of banana nut bread or muffins!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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