Banana Nut Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins

By Leann Albrecht  

At our house, usually the last banana in the bunch gets too ripe before we can eat it so I put it in the freezer. It keeps perfectly fine in the skin until I am ready to use it. When it’s time to make banana bread or a smoothie, I take it out of the freezer and lay it on the counter for about 5 minutes. Then the skin peels off easily and the banana inside  is in perfect form. If I don’t have any in the freezer, I try to use bananas that have a few brown spots on the outside. These bananas are the best tasting  because the flavor has intensified with ripening and they are a little sweeter.

Cream together with a mixer:

1/2 cup coconut oil 

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Then add:

2 eggs

3 Tbsp sour cream

5 medium ripe bananas

Heat but not to boiling:

1/2 cup warm almond milk

Then add to the milk:

1/2 cup raisins  –  set aside for a couple of minutes while the raisins plump up

Add to the mixing bowl:

2 cups flour ( I use spelt or unbleached whole wheat)

1/2 cup ground flaxseed or oat bran

1  Tsp baking soda

1  1/2 Tsp baking powder

1  Tsp salt

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1 cup coconut -finely shredded (optional)

Then add the almond milk and raisins and mix well.

Spoon batter into well greased muffin pans or muffin liners. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. They are done when the tops are slightly brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

These muffins will keep well in zip lock bags for several days in the refrigerator.

Makes 18 medium muffins

Serve hot or cold.











  1. Please tell me how many bananas to use in this recipe?? The copy I have does not call for bananas!

    • LOL!!! I had to laugh because as I created this recipe, I forgot to write down the main ingredient…bananas!!!! Anyway, I used 4-5 medium bananas…it comes to about 2 cups. It’s OK is it’s a bit over that measurement. I have corrected my recipe now. Thanks for the heads up.
      Have a blessed day!

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