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Banana Nut Muffins Recipe
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Banana Nut Muffins

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"A banana muffin without the guilt."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites slightly. Stir in bananas, sugar, oil, and lemon peel. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Fill muffin pan cups 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned. Remove muffins from pan.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2006

I omitted the lemon zest, replaced the oil that the recipe asked for with 1/3 cup of applesauce, added an extra 1/4 cup of bananas, and also added some extra chopped walnuts, as it seemed like there weren't quite enough. I don't have a standard-sized muffin tin, so I just filled my 24-mini-muffin-tin. The result? Heavenly, and even lower in fat!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2008

the perfect amount of bananalicous flavor all wrapped up in a muffin! a definite winner with my roommate! i added extra walnuts and about a cup of flaky, multi-grain cereal for extra texture. then i mixed that same cereal with some brown sugar to create a sweet and crunchy topping.

Sep 11, 2003

We added a package of vanilla instant pudding mix and 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup milk to the batter for added moistness. Cut down the oil to 1 TBSP. Added 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 cup rolled oats. Also put in about 1 and 1/2 cups of mashed banana. Baked in our oven at 350 for 23 minutes. Delish! Would be great with mini chocolate chips!

Oct 01, 2003

This will be a great muffin for my husband and kids to "grab n go" in the morning. I doubled the recipe, cut back on the white sugar, added 1/2 C brown sugar, and it gave them a wonderful bronze color and flavor! I omitted the lemon zest, and instead simply added Vanilla Extract. I increased the amount of banana as well, using 4 large ripe bananas. I also added extra walnuts for more protein content. All in all I will probably be making this recipe again. Thanks!

Apr 11, 2003

So easy and good!! I was a bit lazy, so I used whole eggs ( instead of just whites). Also, measured 1/2 cup of walnuts. They came out perfect! Me, my husband and my 10 y.old loved them. Keeper!:) Thanks.

Dec 09, 2005

Very delicious muffins, although I did a few alterations. I used whole wheat flour and omitted the zest. I also Cut up length wise a piece of banana and put it in the center of the muffin which made it so moist and a nice surprise in the middle. And you can also add some blueberries to make it even more delish

May 27, 2006

Love, love, love this recipe. Didn't change anything and will definately make again. Thanks for the post.

Apr 11, 2003

These muffins are really easy to make and very good. I do recommend adding more walnuts then the recipe calls for. And i used one whole egg and one egg white.


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  • Calories
  • 171 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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