Few things scream “Good morning!” like a freshly baked banana nut muffin. This simple recipe uses one bowl and needs no equipment other than a spatula… and a potato masher.

Baked banana nut muffins.

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Things You'll Need

ingredients for banana nut muffins

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, F.

Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick spray or use a paper towel with a little butter to rub inside each cup.

Peel the bananas and place them in a large mixing bowl. Use a potato masher to smash the bananas into mush. (A fork would also work for this job, taking a few more minutes.)

bananas with potato masher

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Add the melted butter to banana mixture, stirring to incorporate. If using the microwave to melt, cook in 15 second intervals.

melted butter

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

In goes the brown sugar. Stir again.

brown sugar

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Moving fairly quickly, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, and then give the whole batter a good stir.

dry ingredients

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Half a cup of nuts gets incorporated at the end of the mixing process. Pecans work beautifully but walnuts are a good choice too.

pecans

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Stir until just incorporated. Avoid over-mixing and the muffins will come out fluffy.

pecans in batter

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to dole out the batter into your prepared muffin pan. A silicone spatula is a great tool for scooping out all the batter. Muffins should be nearly filled to the top.

batter

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com


Tips

An ice cream scoop would also be a smart tool for this job.

Sprinkle just a bit of brown sugar on the tops of each muffin.

brown sugar

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.

muffins in pan

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Allow to cool on a wire rack and store inside an airtight container in the fridge. Or freeze in a zip-lock bag for an instant breakfast on demand.

banana nut muffins

Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com