Banana Nut Muffins

Moist and fluffy banana muffins studded with chunks of walnuts. This recipe is perfectly spiced and sweetened with simple ingredients.

banana nut muffins

My favorite muffin flavor is hands down “banana nut.” It’s a classic and for a good reason. Unlike bakery-style banana nut muffins, this recipe contains whole grains, less sugar, and simpler ingredients.

The texture is perfectly moist and fluffy and will leave you wanting the whole batch.

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banana nut muffins

Why You’ll Love These Banana Nut Muffins:

Moist and fluffy. The combination of banana, flax egg, and maple syrup makes for a deliciously moist muffin. The addition of whole wheat flour to baked goods can often yield a dryer texture, but the combination of those three wet ingredients and the ratio of wet-to-dry will ensure these muffins are moist and fluffy.

Lower in sugar and high in whole grains. 1 muffin contains 14g sugar, which is significantly less than the typical bakery-style banana nut muffin that contains approx. 25g added sugar. Feel free to omit the 2 tbsp of brown sugar for a slightly less sweet version.

Additionally, these muffins are packed with whole grains from the whole wheat flour and rolled oats. 1 muffin contains 4g of fiber.

Simple and easy to make. This recipe contains simple, easy-to-find ingredients and is ready in approx. 30 minutes.

Egg and dairy-free. Instead of eggs, these muffins contain a flax egg and non-dairy milk is used instead of dairy.

banana nut muffins

How to Make Banana Nut Muffins:

This is a simple, no fuss recipe.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners. In a small bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal and water. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flax egg, mashed banana, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine until a smooth batter forms. Fold in chopped walnuts. 
  3. Fill each muffin liner until almost full. Sprinkle over rolled oats. Bake for 20 min. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (a few moist crumbs is ok). Allow cooling in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 
  4. While the muffins are cooling, prepare the frosting. In a large mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer to cream butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and non-dairy milk. Beat on low until smooth and creamy. Top muffins with frosting and garnish with chopped walnuts. 
banana nut muffins
banana nut muffins

These Banana Nut Muffins are…

  • Moist and fluffy.
  • Lower in sugar and high in whole grains.
  • Simple and easy to make.
  • 100% plant-based.
  • Oh so delicious!

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banana nut muffins
Banana Nut Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Moist and fluffy banana muffins studded with chunks of walnuts. This recipe is perfectly spiced and sweetened with simple ingredients.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword: vegan, vegan banana nut muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp (8g) flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp (29g) water
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed (approx. 1 cup)
  • ½ cup (118g) non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup (70g) maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (149g) whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup (43g) rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (90g) roughly chopped walnuts
Frosting
  • cup room temperature, vegan butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp non-dairy milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners. In a small bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal and water. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flax egg, mashed banana, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine until a smooth batter forms. Fold in chopped walnuts.

  3. Fill each muffin liner until almost full. Sprinkle over rolled oats. Bake for 20 min. or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean (a few moist crumbs is ok). Allow cooling in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

  4. While the muffins are cooling, prepare the frosting. In a large mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer to cream butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and non-dairy milk. Beat on low until smooth and creamy. Top muffins with frosting and garnish with chopped walnuts.


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  1. LORINDA NIDAY
    March 18, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Glad to hear from you! I told Selma that I hadn’t read one lately. I enjoy reading your recipies. You’re helping me change . Thanks.

    Love,
    Aunt Lori

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