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The Best Banana Nut Muffins

Sweet and nutty, The Best Banana Nut Muffins can be mixed up in one bowl and are super moist, fluffy and topped with a crunchy brown sugar and pecan mixture. This easy muffin recipe will be a new favorite for breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 14 Muffins
Calories: 188kcal


  • 1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 3 Bananas Mashed
  • Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Pecans Chopped

Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

  • ¾ Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter Melted


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a muffin pan with paper liners
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside
  • In another large bowl mash the bananas until creamy, add in the light brown sugar, egg, melted butter, sour cream and vanilla extract; whisk until fully combined
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until all ingredients are combined and batter is smooth
  • Fold the chopped pecans into the banana muffin batter
  • Scoop the muffins batter into the lined muffin pan until they are each ¾ full
  • Top each muffin batter with a sprinkle of the Brown Sugar Pecan Topping
  • Bake for 17-18 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin pan for 5-10 minutes before serving
  • If you are not enjoying immediately, allow the muffins to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container

Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

  • In a small bowl combine the pecan, brown sugar and melted butter; mix to combine and set aside until ready to use


Serving: 14Muffins | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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