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Banana Bread Muffins with Candied Walnuts stacked on top of each other on a white plate.
5 from 4 votes

Easy Banana Bread Muffins

If you have overripe bananas on your counter, these banana bread muffins with candied walnuts are a must-try! These fluffy muffins are so moist, and satisfying for a quick breakfast, or snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, banana bread, banana bread muffins, walnuts
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 174cal
Author Muffin Tin Recipes
Cost $3


  • standard 12-count muffin tin
  • cupcake wrappers
  • conventional oven
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • ice cream scoop


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 small overripe bananas the riper the better
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup candied walnuts


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Line the muffins tin with cupcake liners.
  • Mash bananas until slightly chunky and smooth.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl mix extract, egg, granulated sugar, and applesauce. Add in the bananas and combine.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Combine with batter until just mixed. You will still have some small lumps and that is okay!
  • Fill muffin liners with batter. It is okay to go almost all the way to the top as long as you are not overflowing the batter.
  • Sprinkle muffin batter with candied walnuts.
  • Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until a fork inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. The muffins will be slightly golden brown and firm and springy to the touch.


Nutrition facts  may vary based on how you prepare this recipe. 


Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 174cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg