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Banana Walnut Muffins: A Delicious And Easy Recipe

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

Walnut Banana muffins are a classic loved by all. They are close relatives of the famous banana bread in the sense that they share the same delectable batter but with a shorter stint in the oven. The outcome? Moist, tender muffins with banana nuts just waiting to be devoured with your favorite specialty coffee from MOKAFÉ.

These walnut muffins banana will steal your heart if you have a soft spot for bananas. The combination of the natural sweetness of ripe bananas with the rich, nutty taste of walnuts makes these moist and flavorful pieces of delights a perfect breakfast accompaniment with fresh coffee, a satisfying snack, or a dessert paired with a scoop of ice cream. In this recipe, we'll explore the wonderful world of banana walnut muffins and their key ingredients and provide a step-by-step recipe for banana nut muffins to bake in the comfort of your kitchen.

The history of banana walnut muffins recipe

The history of recipes banana nut muffins and other banana bread recipes is a fascinating tale rooted in American culinary traditions. Technically, these muffins are miniature versions of the traditional banana bread that are believed to have debuted in the 1800s when resourceful American homemakers started to experiment with pearlash, a precursor to modern baking powder. However, in the 1930s, with the widespread adoption of baking powder, quick breads truly gained popularity. Fast forward to the 1960s, and they experienced a resurgence, aligning with the growing trend of home baking and bakeries across America.

Recipe for banana walnut muffins

Recipe for banana walnut muffins


Before we begin the recipe, let's gather the ingredients you'll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  5. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Wet Ingredients:

  1. 3 ripe bananas, mashed

  2. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  4. 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

  5. 2 large eggs

  6. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. 1 cup chopped walnuts (plus extra for topping, if desired)


Now, let's start with the step-by-step banana walnut muffin recipe.

Step 1: Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Set your muffin tin with paper liners or grease the cups with a bit of butter or cooking spray.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

The next step is to whisk all the dry ingredients: the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon (if using) in a medium-sized bowl. Keep this dry mixture aside.

Step 3: Combine Wet Ingredients

Combine the mashed bananas, melted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, brown sugar, and pure vanilla extract in a separate large mixing bowl. Mix to combine al the ingredients properly, and the mixture is smooth.

Step 4: Incorporate Dry Ingredients

Now start adding the dry ingredient mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined. You must never overmix; a few lumps are okay. Overmixing can lead to denser walnut banana muffins.

Step 5: Add Chopped Walnuts

Gently fold in the chopped walnuts into the muffin batter. This adds a delightful crunch and nutty flavor to your muffins.

Step 6: Fill Muffin Cups

You can use a spoon or an ice cream scoop to evenly distribute the muffin batter into the muffin cups till about each is each two-thirds full.

Step 7: Optional Walnut Topping

If you are a walnut fan, sprinkle a few extra chopped walnuts on top of each muffin for added texture and presentation.

Step 8: Bake

Now, put the muffin tin in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 18-20 minutes. The other option is to insert a toothpick into the muffin. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached, your walnut banana muffins are baked and ready.

Step 9: Cool and Enjoy

Remove the muffins from the oven and let them to cool in the muffin tin for about 5 minutes or so. After that, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, your fresh, home-baked banana walnut muffins are ready to be enjoyed!


Homemade banana walnut muffin is versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time of day. Whether you're a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe is straightforward and rewarding. The combination of ripe bananas and crunchy walnuts creates a scrumptious balance of flavors and textures. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and embark on a baking adventure that will make your home ooze with the comforting aroma of freshly baked muffins. Don't forget to enjoy every bite of these moist, nutty, and naturally sweet banana walnut muffins with your favorite coffee from MOKAFÉ.

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About The Author: Alvaro Rosales Merida

Alvaro Rosales Merida - Coffee Expert

From Law to Lattes, his childhood passion drove Alvaro, a former law student tethered to a desk for years, to embark on a journey of flavor and purpose. Hailing from Guatemala City, he co-founded his Bistro Bar in 2013. Amidst the hustle of kitchen clinks and table talks, Alvaro's love affair with coffee deepened. He learned from baristas, friends, and local producers. In 2020, Alvaro opened a bakery in his hometown combining his two loves: coffee and community. A bold move to the dream city NYC in 2020 with his specialty coffee project, he champions the cause of transparency, fair trade, and support for his country's small coffee producers.



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