Are Banana Walnut Muffins for Breakfast or Dessert?
People often ask are these muffins desserts or for breakfast? My answer is both. For breakfast, you can do the original recipe included in this post. If you want to make them more for a dessert option then you can add mini-chocolate chips, or top them with icing. This will make them more dessert-like than a breakfast choice. BUT if you are one to enjoy sweet treats for breakfast you can choose how you want to serve them.
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Icing is easy to make with just confectionary sugar and milk. You can find an easy recipe here.
Do I Have to Use Nuts?
Some people either cannot have nuts or prefer not to. So you absolutely do not have to include the nuts if you would prefer to leave them out. They are just as good with them as they are without them. Or if you are not a walnut enthusiast you could use peanuts, macadamia, or sliced almonds. Banana Muffins are also wonderful with a tall glass of milk (with or without nuts).
What Ingredients Will I Need to Make these Banana Nut Muffins?
To make these delicious Banana Nut muffins you will need the following ingredients.
You will need non-stick cooking spray, and three bananas that are mashed. Melted, unsalted butter, white milk, a large egg, and vanilla.
For your dry ingredients, you will use brown sugar, white sugar, all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. Last but not least chopped walnuts.
How Do I Make These Muffins?
You will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard muffin tin with the non-stick cooking spray mentioned in the ingredients. Then set your pan aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk. Mix to combine. Now you will beat in the egg, vanilla, and brown sugar. Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed in (do not over stir). Then fold in the walnuts, leaving some aside to sprinkle on top of each muffin.
Fill each muffin cup to about 4/5 full. This is where you will top with additional walnuts if you would like to.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 3 bananas, mashed
- ¼ c. unsalted butter, melted
- ¼ c. white milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- ½ c. brown sugar
- ½ c. sugar
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 c. walnuts, chopped + extra to top muffins before baking, if desired
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a standard muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Add the mashed bananas, melted butter, and milk to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla, and brown sugar.
- Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed. Then, fold in the walnuts.
- Fill muffin pan cups to about 4/5 full. Top with additional walnuts, if desired.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 343mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.