Bananas and Nuts Create the Perfect Combo in This Muffin Recipe

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Few things scream "Good morning!" like a freshly baked banana nut muffin. This simple recipe uses one bowl and needs no equipment other than a spatula... and a potato masher.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Things You'll Need

  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Getting Started

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, F.

Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray or use a paper towel with a little butter to rub inside each cup.

Peel the bananas and place them in a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher to smash the bananas into mush. (A fork would also work for this job, taking a few more minutes.)

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Add Other Ingredients

Add the melted butter and egg to the banana mixture, stirring to incorporate. If using the microwave to melt, cook in 15 second intervals.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

In goes the brown sugar. Stir again.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Moving fairly quickly, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, and then give the whole batter a good stir.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Add the Nuts

Half a cup of nuts gets incorporated at the end of the mixing process. Pecans work beautifully but walnuts are a good choice too.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Stir until just incorporated. Avoid over-mixing and the muffins will come out fluffy.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Fill the Pan and Bake

Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to dole out the batter into your prepared muffin pan. A silicone spatula is a great tool for scooping out all the batter. Muffins should be nearly filled to the top.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Tip

  • An ice cream scoop would also be a smart tool for this job.

Sprinkle just a bit of brown sugar on the tops of each muffin.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

Allow to cool on a wire rack and store inside an airtight container in the fridge. Or freeze in a zip-lock bag for an instant breakfast on demand.

(Image: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com)

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