Some mornings you just need a banana nut muffin. Straight out of the oven with butter or cream cheese spread on it or just plain and amazing. They’re simply one of the best comfort breakfasts of all time! We got more rain yesterday and I just wanted to snuggle up on the couch drink my coffee and eat a muffin. They’re just like a slice of banana bread but in a mini, personalized portion. Plus, when you make a muffin you can bake them in a cute little paper wrapper that will help to brighten up your morning. I mean just look at the cute bright yellow and white polka dot baking cups! They brought a bit of sunshine to my breakfast yesterday.
This banana nut muffin recipe turns out moist and tender and has a great buttery banana flavor. Usually I like to eat a slice of banana bread with butter melting over top or a bit of cream cheese spread over it but these muffins didn’t need it. The trick is to make sure that your wet ingredients are completely mixed and your dry ingredients are completely mixed so that when you add the dry to the wet you don’t have to over mix. You want to stop mixing just when you don’t see any more dry ingredients. There my be lumps but stop. Trust me.
I baked these banana nut muffins in these cute baking cups. They tend to be slightly bigger than paper liners and more sturdy. These don’t fit into a muffin tin so they were just put onto a baking sheet and filled. Because they are bigger than a paper liner they held more batter and had to be cooked longer. If you use a muffin tin you should be able to get 12 out of the recipe and you’ll have a shorter baking time. Just keep an eye on them and they’ll be fine. This is a great recipe to use when baking with little monkeys, as no mixer is needed. I hope you get into the kitchen and bake up some of these soon, you’ll be so happy you did.
- 3 large ripe bananas mashed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup pecan halves chopped
- preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners or baking spray
- in a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pecans
- in a large bowl combine sugar and bananas
- add in the egg and mix well
- stir in the melted butter gradually
- dump the flour mixture into the wet mixture
- stir until just combined and stop (be sure to not over mix)
- fill the muffin tins and place in the oven
- bake for 20 to 25 min in a standard muffin tin 30-35 min using larger baking cups
- muffins are done when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center