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Banana Walnut Muffins

February 4, 2019 (Last Updated: November 9, 2019)

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Delicious Banana Walnut Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins cooling on a baking rack

These Banana Walnut Muffins are so easy to make and are a favorite for breakfast or for lunch box snacks. 

Banana Walnut Muffins split in half.


We always seem to have bananas sitting on our kitchen counter just waiting to be eaten.  Bananas seem to go quickly from the perfect ripeness for eating to way over ripe.  Once they hit this stage they are perfect for these banana walnut muffins, oatmeal banana muffins quinoa banana bread, or smoothies!

This batch of muffins disappears quickly at my house. I often divide the cooked muffins up and have some for eating now and I freeze the rest for later. 

Ingredients for Banana Walnut Muffins

Frozen Bananas

When I don’t have time to use up the really ripe bananas, I often just put the whole banana into the freezer.  

I don’t peel them and often don’t even put them into a freezer bag.  When I need a banana I just take the amount out of the freezer, let them thaw a bit and then peel and use.  The bananas are easy to mash and work perfectly in banana muffins. 

Tips on Making Banana Walnut Muffins

  • Use ripe bananas, they are easier to mash and they have a sweeter flavor
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Mix butter, milk, eggs and vanilla together in a separate bowl
  • Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix
  • Stir in mashed bananas
  • Stir in walnuts
  • Use an ice cream scoop to get consistent sized muffins
  • Bake in a muffin tin with paper liners or spray tin to use without liners.

How to Freeze Muffins

  • Allow muffins to cool completely
  • Place in a single layer in a freezer bag or a freezer safe container
  • Place in freezer
  • To use, remove from freezer and let thaw
  • Muffins are best used within one month of freezing

Banana Walnut Muffins in a baking tin

These banana walnut muffins have chopped walnuts, but you could also use chopped pecans. If you aren’t a fan of nuts in your muffins, just omit them.

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Banana Walnut Muffins on a baking rack


I like to make muffins often. Some of my favorites include Huckleberry Muffins, Raspberry Muffins, Triple Berry Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Rhubarb Muffins, Pumpkin Apple Muffins and Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop.

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5 from 2 votes
Banana Walnut Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Banana muffins with chopped walnuts

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana muffins, banana nut muffins, banana walnut muffins
Servings: 18 muffins
Calories: 177 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix butter, milk, eggs and vanilla together.
  3. Add liquid mixture into dry mixture. Stir just until combined.
  4. Add bananas and walnuts. Stir.
  5. Add batter to sprayed muffins tins (or tins lined with paper liners)
  6. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Let cool in tins for 10 minutes, remove from tins and then continue cooling on a baking rack.
Nutrition Facts
Banana Walnut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This recipe for Banana Walnut Muffins was originally published in June 2015. The pictures and post have been updated.


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  • Reply
    Fred G
    March 3, 2019 at 10:05 am

    5 stars
    Great combo for a morning muffin

  • Reply
    February 5, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I haven’t baked muffins in ages and these look so perfect! I would like one right now for breakfast.

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    February 4, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I agree- that’s a great idea about freezing bananas- never thought about it and now I’m angry with myself for throwing out all those bananas in the past! (I’m also thinking about adding some of your famous Butter Cream icing on top of these muffins)!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2019 at 4:32 am

      You are always full of great ideas! Buttercream frosting on a muffin!!! Sounds like a great idea to me! 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I’ve never met a banana muffin I haven’t loved Kathy! These look yummy!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2019 at 5:11 am

      Thanks, Mary Ann!

  • Reply
    Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    February 4, 2019 at 8:02 am

    There is nothing more homey than banana muffins!! I can almost smell them just looking at these photos!! Take care. 🙂

    • Reply
      February 5, 2019 at 5:16 am

      I love banana muffins too!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    February 4, 2019 at 7:53 am

    5 stars
    That’s a great tip about just freezing bananas, Kathy! I’ve never thought of that one. Instead, I’m like “oh crap I gotta make a batch of banana muffins ASAP.” Of course, that’s never a bad thing, either, right? 🙂 Love the new photos here, my friend!

    • Reply
      February 5, 2019 at 5:20 am

      I guess I’m just frugal and can’t throw out anything! 🙂

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    June 8, 2015 at 3:57 am

    Yay for summer vacation! What a great way to use up those bananas! These muffins look terrific!

    • Reply
      June 8, 2015 at 5:55 am

      Bananas certainly are a versatile fruit! So many ways to use them.

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