Banana Nut Bread Muffins Recipe


Having food allergies in the house can make it hard to enjoy holiday baking. My son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts, this makes it hard for him to consume many baked goods.

The best part about holiday baking in our home is the ability to modify recipes so our little guy can enjoy the holiday treats too.

One of my favorite recipes to make during the holiday times is Banana Nut Bread. This recipe is so perfect because it can be made with or without nuts!

(While they are tasty without nuts, I would totally recommend them with Diamond of California Nuts)

banana nut bread muffins

Have you really tasted a homemade muffin before?

There is nothing like a moist, fresh, buttery, and delicious muffin right out of the oven. These Banana Nut Muffins are not just any muffin, not like you would get from a coffee shop, or prepackaged from the store.

Homemade Banana Nut Muffins made with Diamond of California Nuts are a little slice of heaven that you could use to start your weekend morning. The aroma from baking Banana Nut Muffins is almost just as good as eating them. You. Must. Try. Them!


What you Need:

  • 4 – Overripe Bananas
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Package of Diamond of California, Finely Diced Walnuts


Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl combine these ingredients: Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt. Then set aside.

In a stand mixer with the whisking attachment, combine the bananas and sugar together until well mixed. About 3 minutes. Then add to your banana mixture: Melted Butter, Eggs, and Vanilla. Then slowly add in the dry ingredients until combined. Do not over mix.

Either grease or line your cupcake tray. I like to use non stick spray, but be sure not to spray until you are ready to pour the mixture into the pan.

Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin tin, filling them about half way. Then cover the tops of the batter with your Diamond of California Finely Diced Walnuts, don’t be shy! The more the better.

Bake for about 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick can be inserted and then pulled out clean.


100 years of holiday traditions you just don’t mess with. Classic family recipes call for a classic ingredient. Diamond of California nuts. The only nut good enough for your mom’s mom’s recipes is the only one that should be in yours. Diamond of California. Premium quality nuts since 1912.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Diamond of California via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Diamond of California


24 thoughts on “Banana Nut Bread Muffins Recipe

  • January 31, 2013 at 12:28 am
    YUM! Thanks for the recipe Reply
  • January 28, 2013 at 7:38 am
    i love fresh muffins, blueberry are my favorites Reply
  • December 23, 2012 at 11:45 am
    Sorry about your little guy's allergies. Thanks for the review and recipe. Always nice to see how someone else makes holiday goodies! Reply
  • December 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    I love banana muffins. :) This looks yummy. Thank you for sharing :) Reply
  • December 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    i love trying new recipes, thanks! Reply
  • December 11, 2012 at 5:00 am
    Looks yummy, thank you for posting lovely recipes that are easy to read. Reply
  • December 8, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    Thank you for this! My boyfriend loves banana bread and I am always looking for different recipes! Reply
  • November 29, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Here I am with my visual recipe hunting... LOOKS DELICIOUS! Reply
  • November 21, 2012 at 8:31 am
    I love banana nut bread. I have never made it myself and did not realize how easy it could be. thanks for sharing! Reply
  • November 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm
    I occasionally make banana bread to use p bananas that are browning - don't know why I never thought to make muffins LOL  Thanks for the recipe! Reply
  • November 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    These muffins look delicious!   Reply
    • November 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm
      Thanks! They were :) I had to sneek one and send the rest to hubby's work. I knew once started, they would be all gone! Reply
  • November 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    they look delicious! thanks for the recipe! Reply
  • November 3, 2012 at 10:55 am
    That looks delicious! I am definitely not a fan of bananas the fruit, however I do like banana bread/muffins. My grandma would make banana bread growing up :) I made banana bread in my crock pot once, and it was pretty good (the batter goes into canning jars in the crock pot). Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    My grandma used to make banana bread and I so miss it! thanks for the easy recipe! I'll sure be trying to make it and hopefully it'll taste as delicious as my grandma's did. & I love Diamond nuts and its the only brand of them i buy :) Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    this is one of my favorites. I love fresh banana nut bread and yours look so delicious. Going to give your recipe a try! Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    Banana nut bread is soooo good. I can only imagine muffins are even better. Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    Yum, warm banana bread is so good at this time of the year. Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm
    Could these look any tastier!? My husband & daughter love bananas, but they somehow always sit on the counter until they get to ripe & no one will eat them. This is so perfect! Especially for my hubby to have just a quick breakfast on the go! I could probably make these once a week! Lol. Thank you for sharing. Yumm!! Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    That looks simpler than I thought it would be. I may have to give it a shot soon. perfect time for new holiday baked goods. Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 7:42 am
    I can't wait to make banana bread with the kids. My monkeys are nuts for bananas! Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 7:36 am
    I make banana nut bread all the time. I've been substituting applesauce for the butter and Greek Yogurt for the sugar. It tastes pretty good, I also add a bit of semi-sweet chocolate and some coconut. I slice the bread, smear on some peanut butter (you would have to use something else because of the allergy), stack on some sliced bananas and drizzle it with some honey! Reply
  • November 1, 2012 at 2:12 am
    They look very good. I'll take mine with nuts, thanks. Reply

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