Banana Nut Muffins

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 muffins
  • Category: Muffins
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Banana Nut Muffins made from scratch.


  • 280 grams (2 cups) plain flour
  • 135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 3 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 very ripe bananas*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk**
  • 55 grams (1/2 cup) pecans, roughly chopped***


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F) standard / 180 C (350 F) fan-forced. Grease a 12-hole muffin pan well with butter or olive oil spray. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugars, baking powder and cinnamon and whisk briefly.
  2. Mash bananas really well using a fork until smooth. To a small bowl, add eggs, oil, vanilla and buttermilk, whisk briefly just to break up the egg yolks.
  3. Make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients, along with the mashed banana and chopped pecans. Fold until the mixture is just combined – be careful not to over mix or your muffins will be tough.
  4. Spoon out the mixture into your prepared muffin tin. Bake for 5 minutes before turning down the heat to 180 C (350 F) standard / 160 C (320 F) fan-forced and bake for a further 10 minutes or until muffins are golden brown on top and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Muffins are best eaten on the day they are made. To store muffins, I recommend freezing the leftover muffins at the end of the first day to maintain freshness.

*The more over ripe your bananas, the more flavour they will add to your muffins.

**You can make your own buttermilk if you like. Just add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar to 1/2 cup of full fat milk. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and then use as normal.

***You can swap out pecans for chocolate chips if you like.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 320

Keywords: Banana muffins, Banana nut muffins, easy banana muffins

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