Banana Walnut Muffins Make A Yummy Back To School Afternoon Snack!

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These Banana Walnut Muffins are so easy to make, in just 30 minutes, showcasing healthy bananas and nutritious walnuts. They’re perfect for popping into lunchboxes, or as an after-school snack. A banana nut muffin is sure to make you feel like the first day of school doesn’t have to be perfect – it just needs to be tasty!

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Banana Walnut Muffins

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

When it’s back to school time and you need a tasty and nutritious snack for your kiddos (or even for you!) then this recipe for banana walnut muffins is one to try.

These muffins are so easy to make and you’ll have them made in around half an hour. That’s probably enough time for the kids to change out of their uniforms and chill out before having to do homework!

As long as your school is okay with foods containing nuts, they’re perfect for packing into lunchboxes, as well as preparing for a school bake sale.

For a nut-free lunchbox option, try Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins.

Ingredients for Banana Walnut Muffins measured out into bowls and cups.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.

It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t like walnuts you could substitute for other nuts such as pecans, hazelnuts, macadamia, or almonds.

How Do I Make Banana Nut Muffins?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How to Make Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Walnut Muffins

Michelle Ordever
These Banana Walnut Muffins are so easy to make, in just 30 minutes, showcasing healthy bananas and nutritious walnuts.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 307 kcal


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup while milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped + extra to top muffins before baking, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and 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.

    Banana Walnut Muffins Step 2
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla, and brown sugar.

    Banana Walnut Muffins Step 3
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients and fold in until just mixed.

    Banana Walnut Muffins Step 4
  • Banana Walnut Muffins Step 4
  • Fold in the walnuts.

  • Fill muffin pan cups to about 4/5 full. Top with additional walnuts, if desired.

    Banana Walnut Muffins Step 6
  • 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!

    Baked Banana Walnut Muffin
  • How to Make Banana Nut Muffins



Serving: 1 | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 343mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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