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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe


Recipe: Bananu Nut Muffins

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 overripe bananas
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (melted)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and arrange the baking cups in a muffin pan.

Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. In a large bowl, combine the flour, butter, eggs, baking soda, the remaining 2 bananas, sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat the ingredients with an electric mixer for 3 minutes or until all ingredients are mixed together. Fold in the chopped walnuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Spoon the batter into each of the baking cup and fill about halfway.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the muffins turn brown. Makes 18 regular muffins.

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63 COMMENTS... read them below or add one


    Beautiful Pictures. I love the presentation in the basket. Yes, baking is a great way to rid of the strong smells of Asian Food. I usually burn all kinds of candles and aromatic oils. But its tough, especially in a small place. Great blog!

  2. Dwiana P

    One of my fav breakfast banana muffin. I have been trying some of recipe but it doesn’t satisfy me, thanks for sharing and I might going to try this recipe.

  3. Homesick Texan

    I’ve just been sprizing vinegar to get rid of lingering odors, but I like your idea much, much better! (Much tastier, too!)

  4. aria

    oh thanks rasa for the mufins! how did you know i love them so?
    haha yes baking always gets the stinky out. the stinky is just so good though, nyam nyam…

  5. tigerfish

    Recently I made something out of bananas too, and with peanut butter, but not to hide those “dead animals”. :P …After cooking with stinky ingredients, I opt for the easier way of Glade…just spray loh! LOL!

  6. Claude-Olivier

    The basket and the first picture….no comment, it’s too nice! I like muffins too, and to cook them. It smells so good as you explained. Un immense bravo ^^! cheers

  7. veron

    I love banana anything baked goods!That is an absolutely great idea…maybe i could cook something with shrimp paste after all without the hubby noticing….

  8. WokandSpoon

    I love banana anything and everything. Banana cake, muffins, smoothies! Your muffins look fantastic in that basket. So “country”! ;-)

  9. Timothy Low

    As the screen opens up to your page, I thought I’ve logged onto the wrong page. You photos are sooooooo .. magazine quality. Gosh …. you get better by the day !!!!

  10. joey

    Those look just fabulous! I love banana bread and banana muffins and yours look perfect :) You are absolutely right about the smell :)

  11. Teesa

    They sure look good! I’ll definitely get my regular doses of those aromatic namely belachan (but pungent at the same time) smells as my neighbours cook them every week!!!

  12. sognatrice

    They look delicious, but what I like best here is your tip on getting rid of the pungent cooking smells–very smart!

    Thanks for visiting my place; I’ll be subscribing here now :)

  13. lucia

    whoo! i like muffin. think i would have love this since there is nut (the other stuff i love very much like prawns)… and also banana, which i like as flavour/ingredient but don’t really like the fruit itself.

  14. Anali

    What a gorgeous blog you have here! Thanks for dropping by mine!

    I love banana muffins too and the smell is wonderful! The smell is one of the best things about baking!

    And I see from your profile, that you are a fellow Virgo, so I hope you had a happy birthday! ; )

  15. Rasa Malaysia

    MarriedtoDesi – yeah, the problem of Asian cooking in western-style homes. ;)

    Apa Itu – Great cooking minds think alike.

    Mandy – thanks. I love the first pic too. Help yourself!

    Dwiana – I love this recipe. I tried the other one and didn’t like it either, but this is a keeper.

    Suganya – LOL. Something common that everyone knows!

    Homesick Texan – yep and it’s a guilty pleasure…like what can I do, my house stinks, I have to BAKE! LOL.

    Budding Cook – you bet.

    Lydia – cinnamon and apples…sounds like a great idea.

    Bea – thank you. :)

    Dee – Bananas are just great.

    K&S – cool. I love this recipe. :)

  16. Rasa Malaysia

    Cynthia – you can have everything, just click and eat. LOL.

    Jackson – Muffins are not common as breakfast in Malaysia, but we can start a trend. hehe.

    Kevin – thanks for your compliment about my pics.

    WMW – yeah, almost time to clean my fridge, hehe.

    Babe – I’d baked before, but yeah, not often. LOL.

    Aria – yeah, don’t get me wrong. I love stinky, I can’t imagine not eating stinky foods. Whahaha.

    New Kid on the Blog – What’s there not to like about muffins. Too good. :)

    Yoyo – 不客气。多吃,哈哈。

    Amy – yeah, my house doesn’t stink anymore. I like my basket too. :)

    Tiga – the problem with Glade is that sometimes the stinky smell still lingers and mix with Glade…it’s make me nauseous. LOL.

    Claude – I love the first picture too, that’s why it’s the first picture. You bake much better than me…Claude. :)

    Piggy – help yourself with the basket…haha.

  17. Rasa Malaysia

    Veron – trust me, you can make like a stinky dish, and then immediately bake up something, your husband won’t even notice! Whahaha, and I won’t tell him. :P

    Cindy – I heart baked goods too, they are so pretty and so much easier to shoot. :)

    WokandSpoon – ooooh, banana smoothies…now I need to head out to Jamba Juice ASAP!

    Marvin – I am not a baker, but it’s not that hard. Just follow my recipe step-by-step and you will be a baker pronto! :)

    Timothy – awww, thanks so much. Baked goods are so much easier to shoot, so it’s not that my skills have gotten better…haha. ;)

    Mandira – OK, I will submit my post to your event. Thanks for telling me!

    Brilynn – Cool, thanks for telling me.

    Elmo – LOL. Not true, just to make my post funnier, but I did get an HOA notice last week that my neighbors complained because my trash stunk up the whole neighborhood because I ate too much seafood. Whahahaha. :P

    Daphne – you have no idea…those dishes do leave a pungent after-cooking smell. It does strap in the house, especially my carpet. LOL.

    Rokh – yeah, especially over the weekend. Just nice to sip coffee with your own freshly baked goods. :)

    Joey – I was supposed to make banana bread like the one you featured but I don’t have the pan…so I made muffins instead. HAHA.

    Unka – OK, have you received my package? Just FEDEX overnight! :P

    Tummythoz – right on, extra kau. Yum.

    Lemongrass – thanks. :)

    Teesa – LOL. Too funny. I guess you are the one who has to bake to get rid of the smells from your neighbors? ;)

    Sognatrice – thanks for coming by my site and left a comment. Do check in often.

    Lucia – we do love similar foods…cool. :)

    Sylvia – thanks…do try my recipe, adapted and simplified. hehe.

    Foodette – thanks for popping in. Will check back on your blog often, too. :)

    Anali – thanks for your kind comment and welcome to Rasa Malaysia. And thanks for your bday wish, you are too sweet. :)

    Kate – help yourself, click and eat. :)

  18. Nat

    Tried this recipe and it turned out great! Thanks to your recipe and photos!!!

    Btw, would you happen to know a simple & easy and of course yummy recipe for making pound cake.

    Thank you!

  19. maria

    Hi i don’t use cups to bake but grams. are you able to help me out with the conversion from cups to grams. I would love to try your recipie but would require some help in this measurement part. =)

  20. As soon as I saw your recipe, I immediately jot it down and went into the kitchen to try it out. I tried to cut your recipe in half. I had some problems with my oven ( roaster/toaster) because when I set it to bake, both top and bottom light came on so probably that was why it sort of burn a bit (on the top). I’m new to baking so I’ll probably need some time to get to know my little roaster/toaster oven. Nevertheless, it turned out great and taste good too. I couldn’t wait til it cool =) Oh, and I used peanuts because I did not have walnuts at the time. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • vhie

      hi it’s a very easy recipe in fact it’s my first time to make muffins and i didn’t have muffin cups but then when i followed this recipe it worked out pretty well.

  21. vhie

    Hi.I tried this recipe and it turned out very delicious and i really like it..only that i used powdered vanilla (1tsp) but turned out pretty good..thanks for sharing this recipe again. :)

  22. BakingCookingLovingIt

    Hi, i tried this recipe, it works and everyone says its good!! so excited, could not wait to try more. :) thank you so much!

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