Bananas and Nuts Create the Perfect Combo in This Muffin Recipe

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.

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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

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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.)

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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.

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In goes the brown sugar. Stir again.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.

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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.

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