Banana Nut Muffins

to Prep & to Cook

Yields 12 (6 servings × 2)

No need to throw away those browning bananas. They are so sweet and delicious. Mash them up and make muffins!


2 cups all-purpose flour

1.5 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 overripe bananas

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup pecans chopped

2 sprays Vegetable spray


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray muffin tin with vegetable oil.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Mash the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they are smooth.

In a electric mixer, whip the bananas and sugar together for a good 3 minutes or until well mixed.

Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.

Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Fold in the nuts with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins to fill them about halfway.

Bake until a toothpick stuck in the muffins comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool and serve.

Recipe by Sue