Mad about Banana Muffins

Banana Muffin with Walnuts

Banana muffins are, in my opinion, the easiest muffins to make - all you need are some bananas, eggs, butter, sugar and flour. I’ve made this classic muffin a little more interesting with coarsely chopped walnuts and a dash of cinnamon.

Banana Muffin with Walnuts

Banana Muffin Recipe (makes 12 large muffins)

2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

4 ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg & 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray with muffin cups or grease lightly with butter.
2. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl.
3. In another bowl, beat the mashed bananas, sugar, eggs and melted butter together.
4. Stir the banana mixture and walnuts into the flour mixture until just combined.
5. Divide the batter into the muffin tray.
6. Bake in preheated oven on the middle rack for 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

13 Responses to “Mad about Banana Muffins”

  1. Kate Says:

    looks nice.cinnamon…just about makes any cake yummy,and walnuts…2 thumbs up !

  2. Aunties HN Says:

    Hi Karen,

    The Banana Muffins look great. How about making some for me?

  3. Joanne Says:

    i tried it out and they turned out great!

  4. Alice Says:

    Hi Karen

    I’ve tried baking the banana muffins and they turned out great. How can I make the fluffy muffin top over flow to the sides of the paper cups?


  5. Kris Says:

    Hey Alice,

    If you’re looking to make your muffins extra extra yummy and fluffy, just add more bananas!!!!


  6. Tina Says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Looks really simple. Just what I was looking for to try out with my kids.

  7. Halimah Says:

    Hi There, this banana muffin looks delicious. I was going thru the ingredients and found that there wasn’t any milk used. I wonder if you missed that out in the recipe or was it not used at all? I’d like to try making them this weekend. Thanks.

  8. Karen Says:

    Halimah: I don’t use milk in these muffins. The tops don’t stay crisp for long. Happy baking!

  9. halimah Says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks, I’ve just tried baking them today. They are not oily and not too sweet too. Good for breakfast ya….
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Rgds - mima

  10. Linda Tay Says:

    Hi Karen,

    What type of banana is best for making muffins ? Del monte ?

    And I also notice vanilla essence was not added.

    Kindly advise as I would want to try this weekend.


  11. Karen Says:

    Ling: I usually use the large Del Monte bananas. There is no vanilla essence in this recipe, but feel free to add 1 tsp if you’re so inclined. Happy baking!

  12. Yen Says:

    Hi Karen,

    Yesterday I baked about 9 banana nut muffins using the traditional muffin paper cups. I also added 1 tsp vanilla extract. They looked so gorgeous and were so fluffy! The sweetness was just right. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    I would like to try baking the blueberry muffins this weekend. Are the ingredients and directions the same as the banana nut muffins? Please advise. Thanks.

  13. jessy Says:

    heloo~~ look nice~but i want to know..if i use baking baking soda?is tat the same?or different?

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