Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

As a food writer, it is part of my job to find new and interesting recipes. Ones with edge, a twist. Reinventing the wheel, so to speak. And I get it, I truly do. Food writers are providing a service to their readers. There is always a need for something new, something exciting, something with new flavors. It only makes sense.

But there is still always something to be said for classic, down-home recipes. The kind grandma would make in her kitchen. There is, and always will be, a place for these recipes. They are the ones that give comfort. That are a welcome respite from the over-stimulating Pinterest-generators filled with sprinkles and gimmicks. Every now and then, you need to fill your kitchen with a traditional favorite.

Banana Bread Muffins

Let this banana bread muffin recipe be that favorite. Yes, it’s been changed a bit. A little white whole wheat flour to lighten it and nothing more. Just old-fashioned bananas, chopped walnuts and a little love. The kind of recipe you write down and stick in your family recipe box. Then pass to your kids. It will be so worn, they’ll barely be able to read your chicken scratch handwriting. But they’ll make it out. And they’ll whip up a batch for teir kids. Because this recipe, it has staying power.

Banana Bread Muffin

Banana Bread Muffins
Recipe type: breakfast
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Serves: 15

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • turbinado sugar for topping

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil and egg until well-mixed.
  3. Add in banana and walnuts and stir until mixed.
  4. Add in flours and baking soda and mix until just combined.
  5. Scoop out the batter into the muffin tins, ¾ to the top. Sprinkle turbinado sugar on top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until just golden and cooked through.


7 thoughts on “Banana Bread Muffins

    • Yes! That is my ultimate goal. I think in twenty years, my kids and grandkids might be better served with these than with something funfetti or red velvet. :)

  1. I agree 100% — new and trendy recipes are great. But so are classic, dependable recipes that are tried and true. I can’t wait to try these; I have a feeling they’d become a repeat favorite in my breakfast routine!

    • I definitely like the trendy ones but you know, trends fade! Classics are classic for a reason. I mean, look at The Breakfast Club! :)

  2. I feel the same way – I love fun new recipes but the classics are the classics for a reason! And these muffins look awesome – I have had such a hankering for banana bread lately … now I just need some bananas!

    • I definitely think these will hit the spot! I am not normally a muffin person (I know, crazy!) but couldn’t resist these. I think eating three cancels out any health benefits they may have had…

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