Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins Recipe

We absolutely love muffins but sometimes they feel like more of a treat than something you can have every day. But, I love baking muffins that we can enjoy for breakfast, a snack in the afternoon or as a dessert with custard.

Our Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins are our latest creation that really do tick every box and the whole family love them – plus, they use up our old ripe bananas too!

Recipe: Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins

Can you vary this muffin recipe?

If you’d rather have nutty banana muffins without the fruit then just leave the fruit out and likewise, if you don’t want nut muffins just leave the nuts out. You could also add a few chocolate chips for easy chocolate chip banana muffins.

For this recipe we use pretty much any dried fruit we have to hand. This will usually be a cheap mixed dried fruit from the supermarket or we might use just raisins, cranberries or sultanas. You can use whatever you have to hand.

Whole wheat flour would give a denser, more banana bread quality to this banana muffin recipe. You can also use any kind of sugar you have to hand. We mainly use standard granulated sugar but brown sugar works well too.

We use any nuts we have to hand for this recipe. That will often be mixed chopped nuts but we also love to use chopped walnuts that go so well with the overripe bananas.

How well do these muffins keep?

The healthy banana nut muffins keep well in an airtight container for a few days and we often bulk bake them and freeze them to enjoy for breakfasts or a sweet treat whenever we feel like.

The banana flavor just intensifies after they’ve been frozen and there really is nothing quite like having delicious home made muffins whenever you want them.

If you’re looking for other recipes to use up old bananas, why not try our banana pancakes, banana cake or fruity banana loaf? You can find all our overripe banana recipes here.

Recipe: Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins

What equipment do you need to make these fruit nut muffins?

You will no doubt have most of the equipment you need for this recipe at home already but, in case it helps, here are the things we use to bake these cakes at home:

These are pretty much staples for baking in any home kitchen and once you have them you won’t need to replace them often.

So here’s our Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins Recipe:

Makes: 16 muffins

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 175g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g raisins/dried fruit
  • 50g chopped nuts
  • 3 bananas, preferably overripe
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder

Recipe

  • Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line muffin tins with muffin cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar before adding the rest of the ingredients and mixing well
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely risen and browned on the top

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Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins

Our Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins are our latest creation that really do tick every box and the whole family love them – plus, they use up our old bananas too!
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 240kcal

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 175 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 g dried fruit
  • 50 g nuts chopped
  • 3 bananas preferably overripe
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line muffins trays with muffin cases
  • Cream the butter and sugar before adding the rest of the ingredients and mixing well
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely risen and browned on the top

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Fruity Nutty Banana Muffins

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