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Banana Walnut Muffins

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked muffins early in the morning? The scent of cinnamon and cloves intertwined with the sweet bananas and nuts fill the air with a warmth reminiscent of a soft, fluffy blanket or a nice pair of fuzzy socks. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long before indulging in one of these treats, and neither will you, because these muffins come together in no time!

Sometimes, less is more, and I wanted to keep things simple by using ingredients that I already had at home. From three overripe bananas that I didn’t want to throw away and a bag of walnuts just begging to be used in something tasty, these Banana Walnut Muffins were born.

One of the things that I love about this recipe is that it doesn’t require any electric mixtures or gadgets, just good ol’ fashion elbow grease and maybe even just a tiny bit of love <3. In less than an hour, you’ll be chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool while taking big bites out of your freshly baked muffins.

Whip these up on Christmas morning to enjoy as you open presents by the tree. Drizzle with honey or spread with any of your favorite fruit jams and you’ve got yourself a tasty little treat perfect for any time of day!

I’m bringing these over to Fiesta Friday #46 hosted by Angie at The Novice Gardener and co-hosted by Margy at La Petite Casserole and Juju at cookingwithauntjuju! See you there!

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Banana Walnut Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe credit: Simply Recipes Banana Nut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the sugar, egg, espresso and vanilla.
  3. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
  4. Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  5. Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Muffins are done when toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

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15 Comments

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    Fiesta Friday #46 | The Novice Gardener
    December 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm

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    cookingwithauntjuju.com
    December 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    There is nothing better than the smell of fresh bread, muffins, cookies or some savory dish cooking in your oven. Great idea to drizzle honey after they have baked. Yes, I could eat one of these any time of the day.. Thanks for bringing these yummy muffins to Fiesta Friday # 46 🙂

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      Justine
      December 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Thank you! Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂

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    apuginthekitchen
    December 12, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Beautiful muffins and I would have to agree that the smell of fresh muffins is a very lovely way to wake up in the morning,

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      Justine
      December 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

      Thanks so much 😀

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    breakfastdramaqueen
    December 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    These look great! I love how easy they are to make, because I don’t want to wait for muffins! 😀

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      Justine
      December 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

      The waiting is that hardest part! But once they’re ready it’s all worth it 😉

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    Hilda
    December 13, 2014 at 12:19 am

    I will have to try these with a little honey drizzled on top.

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      Justine
      December 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Please do 🙂 They’d be great that way. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jhuls
    December 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked banana muffins. 😀 And I know I would immediately take a bite as soon as I get them out of the oven. These looks absolutely delicious.

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      Justine
      December 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Thank you! I didn’t wait long before taking my first bite haha 😀

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    Julie is HostessAtHeart
    December 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I definitely have to make these! They came out perfectly and have me craving banana muffins!

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    lapetitecasserole
    December 15, 2014 at 4:33 am

    What’s better than banana bread??? Banana muffins, especially if there are walnuts! Thanks for being at FF!

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