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Easy Banana Nut Muffin Recipe

This Rich moist easy banana muffin recipe with chunky walnuts makes a fast grab and go breakfast recipe or snack.

Banana Nut Muffins
Freshly baked banana nut muffins make a great breakfast, snack or lunch box addition.

I am always looking for ways to use up overripe bananas. My hubby Loves bananas and take them to work.

But I never know how many he’ll eat before he gets bored with them. So I often need recipes like this one.

These muffins go fast. I absolutely love them and they make a wonderful addition to the lunchbox.

More Banana Recipes:

Turning a problem into an asset on the menu is what banana breads and muffin recipes are all about.

Looking for more ideas on how to use up your very ripe bananas? These are all great recipes.

Banana Nut Muffin Recipe:

When you open one of these muffins you see the richness. Look at the structure and color of these delicious moist muffins.

Opened Banana Nut Muffin
Banana Nut muffin is moist and full of sweet banana flavor.
  • These yummy snacks hold for several days at room temperature in an airtight container.
  • They also freeze well when stored in a freezer bag with all the air sucked out so they don’t get dry.
  • Store them in the fridge up to a week for a fast grab food and after school or lunch box snack.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients For Banana Nut Muffins
These are the ingredients for banana nut muffins

This is a simple recipe without much fooling around.

TIP: You need very ripe bananas so your texture and flavor are perfect. The peel may look brown and discolored but the banana should be mostly intact.

I have used bruised bananas and bananas that have turned mostly transparent and almost liquid. (I never waste anything). Even these very overripe bananas will work.

However, the flavor may be a bit over the top and the texture may not be quite as good.

The ones I have pictured with the browned ugly peels on were perfect. Ugly on the outside but still a mostly lovely intact banana as you can see in the process shots and our video.

The bananas were so ripe they actually fell off the bunch and became singles. But they were still delicious in these muffins.

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These banana nut muffins are soft and full of delicious banana flavor. This recipe is easy to make and doesn’t require a mixer for the perfect texture. #banana #muffins #easy #withchocolatechips #healthy #coconutoil

The process:

Here is the process in pictures for making these banana muffins. Be sure to also watch our video demonstration.

Banana Nut Recipe Card Printable:

Banana Nut Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Nutty Banana muffins are filling moist and full of healthy bananas and chunks of walnuts. Great for breakfast, lunch or snacks.


  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 Cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl mash 3 very ripe bananas.
  4. Pour the mashed bananas into a large mixing bowl. Make sure the banana is thoroughly mashed with no large chunks.
  5. Chop and add in the walnuts.
  6. Add all of the dry ingredients.
  7. Mix the dry ingredients and walnuts into the mashed bananas.
  8. Add the wet ingredients and mix until a lumpy batter forms.
  9. Spoon or scoop the batter into your prepared muffin tin.
  10. fill each hole evenly 2/3 full.
  11. Add larger chunks of walnuts to the top of each muffin as desired.
  12. Bake 20 minutes or so until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  13. Cool on a cooling rack.


These muffins hold several days at room temperature if covered.

Place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.


Place the muffins in a ziplock freezer bag or airtight freezer container. Suck out air and label. Freeze up to two months.

Nutrition Information


12 muffins

Serving Size

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving Calories 249Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 29mgSodium 216mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 16gProtein 4g

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Recipe Source: House of Nash Eats

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This Rich moist easy banana muffin recipe with chunky walnuts makes a fast grab and go breakfast recipe or snack.

Michel M

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

to reduce the sugar level used 1/3 cup sugar and 2 Tbsp of maple syrup. they were excellent.


Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hey, so I didn't make the exact thing. I swapped and reduced sugar for honey, used almonds, added chocolate and instead of butter, I used equal parts of coconut oil. They were great, the instructions were a bit vague though.


Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hi Kamala, I'm happy your substitutions worked well for you. I'm not sure how we could have been clearer? We have video recipe demonstration and a walkthrough gallery of pictures above the printable recipe card for you. It may seem a bit confusing when you are going your own way in a recipe. I'm glad it worked out in the end for you. Have a great day and thanks for the feedback!


Monday 13th of July 2020

I don't normally leave comments but this recipe is spot on. I have made some adaptations that work well: swapped out white sugar with light brown; swapped butter 1:1 for olive oil; swapped a/p flour with cake flour. They are absolutely the best. Next time I make these they will get a nice handful of re-hydrated dried wild blueberries as well.


Monday 13th of July 2020

Hi Eric, Thanks so much for the great review. And for sharing your great suggestions for these muffins. Blueberries are so good with banana. Pretty sure that will be a winner combo for you. Happy Baking!

WENDY Besnard

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Made these muffins,best i have ever made.Tasted lovely as well.

Kayti Lavergne

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Thank you so much for your comment Wendy! We love to hear how our recipes turned out!


Sunday 9th of February 2020

These are amazing! I was a little weary of the order the ingredients went in but this is my new way for all muffins!! Amazing!! I baked another batch and was a little short on amount of banana so added some pumpkin, did half brown sugar and rest regular... forgot the cinnamon by accident but turned out well! I also grind up the walnuts so the baby doesn’t mind the bits! So glad I found you. Ps. Also loveeee your sourdough recipes! Trying the English muffins next?


Sunday 9th of February 2020

Hi Cate, Haha! Way to improvise a recipe. :) Glad these turned out so well for you. We love these muffins.

And you will LOVE those sourdough English muffins. They are SO good! Thanks so much for letting us know. We LOVE that you love our recipes. Have a wonderful day. <3

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