Banana Muffins

We’ve been making a concerted effort to eat breakfast these days. I had a “worst mom ever” moment a few weeks ago, when the bambino told Jay that he wasn’t able to finish some of his math work because it was right before lunch and he was super-hungry. He eats like a bird, and most mornings, we’re running around trying to make it out the door on time. I pick my battles, and if there’s something available for him to eat, I let him have it, just so he’ll have something in his stomach. That morning, it happened to be a large sugar cookie. I know. The next time I went shopping, I picked up a couple bunches of bananas, so he and Jay could at least have some fruit. They ate most of them, except for these:

Overripe BananasI ended up using one and a half of them to make some Banana Muffins:

Banana MuffinsAs I don’t like bananas, I didn’t try them, but according to Jay, they were delicious.

Banana MuffinsHe wound up taking the bulk of them to work and pretty much polished them off the same day!

Banana Muffins

Yields 12

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/4 C walnut oil
  • 3/4 C mashed banana (approximately 1 1/2 large bananas)
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans
  • Cooking spray or vegetable shortening, for greasing muffin wells


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray or grease the wells of a 12-cup muffin pan, and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and walnut oil.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add the egg/oil mixture all at once. Add the mashed banana and nuts, and mix until the batter is combined (it will be lumpy).
  4. Using a large (3-Tbsp.) scoop, place the batter in each of the prepared wells, and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the pan on a wire rack, then remove. Serve warm.
Recipe Type: Breakfast

It is too bad that I don’t like bananas…They smelled really good while they were in the oven!

Banana MuffinsAt least I know Jay had something to eat during the day…Usually he eats once a day, and that’s at dinner!

6 thoughts on “Banana Muffins

    • Nope, you can use whatever cooking oil you have/like. I just used walnut oil because I had it, and because I always think of banana bread or muffins having walnuts in them. I thought it would boost the nutty flavor a bit.

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