Sweet, fruity and slightly nutty – banana nut muffin recipe

banana nut muffin recipe lead

For those who want something sweet yet crunchy, all wrapped up in a handy, no mess, muffin case, this banana walnut muffin recipe is for you!

Delicious muffins filled with fruit and topped with nuts, I’m turning a blind eye to sugar and just focusing on the healthy elements here. If it’s a healthier option you’re after, try cutting back the sugar and replacing with honey.


1½ cups plain flour
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana (3 to 4 bananas)
1/3 cup sour cream
80g packet of walnuts, roughly chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper muffin liners.

  • Slice bananas into a bowl. Mash with the back of a fork and set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl mix together the flour, sugars, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

  • In a small bowl or jug, whisk together the oil, egg and vanilla.

  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour the oil and egg mix in. Stir until mostly combined.

  • Add the banana and sour cream. Mix until completely combined.

  • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases. Sprinkle the top of each muffin case with chopped walnuts.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until muffins spring back when touched gently in the middle. Allow to cool in the tin for five minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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