Banana Nut Muffins

All my love for banana bread is transferred into these smaller yummy versions with nuts. At least with these I can convince myself that they’re a little healthy because bananas are good for you. And you don’t need a mixer for it. I love recipes where I can use a spatula or wooden spoon to mix by hand because they make me feel all home-makery (which I am very far from). The original recipe is here, but I’ve amended and added as usual.


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)


  • 12-cup muffin pan


Prepare the muffin tin. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla.
Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated, don’t over mix. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Recipe makes 12 standard size muffins.


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