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Easy Banana Nut Muffins

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Today starts Farmer’s Market Week! It’s something I get excited about even though we don’t really have great (true) farmer’s markets near me. These easy banana nut muffins were a real treat.

Banana nut muffins in a muffin tin.

I say that because I rarely get to make anything with fresh bananas because recipes usually call for them to be over-ripe. My family devours them before they get many if any, brown spots. I like brown spots, which means the banana is sweeter.

When my Mom lived with us I used to buy extra bananas for her to hide for a few days so I could enjoy them. Or make her delicious banana bread. She gladly hid the bananas because she knew she would be able to share in some the bread.

It’s a recipe she made often during my childhood and it was a favorite of my Dad’s. It’s now a favorite of my boys too.

Easy banana muffins are a perfect lunchbox snack for kids.

Recently when I was at the store I decided to buy a few more bananas than I usually do and my plan worked. I had just enough that got a bit over-ripe, perfect for these easy banana nut muffins. They are moist and flavorful and perfect with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a mid-morning snack. Tuck a muffin in your child’s lunchbox.

While I love nuts, not everyone does or some may have allergies, so you can omit them if you prefer. Or you can do what I do sometimes.

Mix up the batter and make half without nuts. Fill half the muffin cups with the no nut batter, then add half the amount of nuts to the remaining batter and fill the muffin cups. Bake as directed but just be sure you remember which ones have the nuts.

Monday #FarmersMarketWeek Recipes

 

Easy banana nut muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast or mid-morning snack with a cup of coffee. #FarmersMarketWeek

Banana nut muffins in a muffin tin.

Easy Banana Nut Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Easy banana nut muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast or mid-morning snack with a cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin cups with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, bananas, and dissolved baking soda, mixing well.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt, nutmeg, and pecans, blending well.
  4. Evenly pour batter into muffin cups and bake in preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes.
  5. Cool 5 - 10 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack or serving.

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Patricia Levy

Monday 27th of August 2018

Hi, I love banana muffins. I am looking forward to making your recipe! It looks so tasty! Thanks for the sharing this.

Christie

Saturday 11th of August 2018

I'm a banana bread nut!! I could eat it all day every day and never get board. I'm making these this weekend to bake and take to work.

Eileen Kelly

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

I love banana muffins. Your recipe is delicious and I have an abundance of bananas on the counter ready to be used to make these muffins!

Teri

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Bananas are one of my favorites too! I am looking forward to making your recipe! It looks so tasty!

anne lawton

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

I love muffins for a breakfast treat. These look like a recipe to try real soon

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