Banana Walnut Muffins

I love a good muffin that doesn’t have too much fat.  I also love banana bread with its moist, rich texture and taste.  Today I’m sharing muffins made with ripe bananas and a sprinkle of walnuts.  If you can’t eat walnuts, like my sister, add pecans. They’re always delicious.  One of the things I love about muffins is they are great for breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert with less fat and sugar than cupcakes.  You can’t go wrong.





Banana Walnut Muffins

Use organic when available. 

Makes 12 muffins



Banana Walnut Muffins

An easy to bake Banana Nut Muffin that's perfect for breakfast, for a snack or even as a dessert.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked good, banana muffins, banana nut muffins, banana walnut muffins, muffins
Servings 12 MUFFINS


  • 3 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or save a few half walnuts for decoration
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 12 cup muffin pan or use liners
  • Mix bananas, sugar, and egg in a large bowl with a spoon
  • Add oil and mix well
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and 1 cup of nuts
  • Use spoon to mix to distribute flour and nuts; do not over mix
  • Spoon muffin batter evenly in 12 cups
  • In small bowl mix brown sugar, rest of nuts, and melted butter until nuts are coated
  • Add a spoonful of coated nuts to top of each muffin cup
  • Optional use a few half walnuts instead of pieces to decorate tops
  • Bake 20 to 23 minutes in oven until golden brown & toothpick in center comes out clean
  • Let cool in muffin pan for a few minutes
  • Remove to cooling rack to cool completely












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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “Banana Walnut Muffins”

  1. I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen right now which is a rare thing for me! I might just whip up a pan of muffins this afternoon for us to enjoy with a cuppa!

  2. Before Covid when I went to the store myself, I would get just the amount of bananas I would need so they wouldn’t get too soft. But since, the bananas come in bunches and by the time I near the end of a bunch, it’s a little dicey! This will be a wonderful recipe for those last three!

    1. I’ve halfed banana bunches most of my life as I like them just ripe. When they’re really ripe I have to make banana bread or muffins!

  3. I’m always on the lookout for recipes that are healthier yet still settle my urge for something sweet. Thanks for this x #MMBC

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