Monday, July 21, 2014

The Best Banana Walnut Muffins

This recipe is one I saw Nigella Lawson make several years ago.  I've tried many banana muffin and banana bread recipes and I love this one the most, hands down.  These muffins have a lighter texture than most that I've tried and every one I've served them to agrees.

Banana Walnut Muffins

2 T butter
1/4 cup honey (I used 1/8 cup sugar and 1/8 cup splenda since we eat very low sugar.)
1/2 t vanilla
2 large, very ripe bananas
1 cup all purpose flour
1 heaping t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
health pinch of salt
big handful of walnut pieces
10 cup cake papers

Preheat over to 375

Melt butter and honey in a small sauce pan.  Add vanilla.

In a mixing bowl mash bananas, and stir in melted butter mixture.

Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.

Don't beat with a mixer.

Stir in walnut pieces or if preferred mini chocolate chips.  I believe Nigella used the chocolate chips.

Line a muffin pan with 10 cup cake papers.

Spoon 2/3 full into muffin cups.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.

This recipe will make 10 regular sized muffins.

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I hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Have a great week.



  1. They look wonderful! Of course those of us without stoves will just have to look and move on...

    1. If we lived close, I'd just bring you some. Thanks for reading, Brenda.

  2. I can smell them now. I'll have to wait for cooler weather to cook though. The oven is just too much heat these days.

  3. It's too hot here for ovens too, Barbara. We had a very cloudy day and I made a double batch, so I could put some in the freezer. My elderly mom lives with me and she likes to have something out of the ordinary for weekend breakfasts.

  4. These sound delicious and I could substitute some gluten free flour. xo Laura

    1. I do that with sugar for us. Let me know how the gluten free version comes out. Thanks for reading, Laura!