Recipe: Banana Nut Muffins

Adapted from a recipe by Strawberry Creek Inn B&B


Recipe: Banana Nut Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 15-20 muffins

Recipe: Banana Nut Muffins


    Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toasted chopped walnuts (or slivered almonds)
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creme de Banana (optional, I didn't use it)
  • 3-4 overripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt and toasted nuts.
  2. In another bowl combine butter, eggs, almond extract and Creme de Banana (if using).
  3. Add banana and sugar and mash with a potato masher til incorporated and fairly smooth.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix til just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin. Fill each muffin hole with batter almost to the top.
  6. Sprinkle each muffin with a bit of granulated sugar, if desired. (This makes a sweet crunchy coating on top of the muffins.)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each muffin comes out ALMOST clean.
  8. Let cool just a little and remove muffins from tin, carefully turning muffins on their sides to cool to prevent sogginess on the bottom.
  9. Enjoy!
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  1. I just whipped up a batch and got 20 standard sized muffins with 4 ripe bananas. I can’t wait to try one! Thanks!

    • Awesome! I’ll up the quantity a bit– was thinking as I wrote it out that I tend to get more than the recipe estimates too….

  2. I only had two bananas but wanted to make this anyway…turned out yummy and the kiddos (and hubby) devoured them! The addition of the almond flavoring is different to me…but a nice change. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

  3. Christine says:

    Finally a muffin that I did not ruin. I never get my muffins right, but these are really great. Thanks!