Saturday, March 26, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins

Need an easy weekend breakfast? How about banana nut muffins? With a streusel topping? No problem! These are simple, no fuss muffins that require few ingredients, barely any effort and little time. The recipe comes from a 1968 Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. It started out as a Banana Coffee Bread Recipe. I made some changes, and out came these moist, satisfying muffins! The simplicity of the recipe allows the bananas to really steal the show while the streusel topping adds a nice crunch. Hope you enjoy!

Banana Nut Muffins
From Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 1968 Edition
Makes 12 Muffins
See! OLD recipe!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 3 medium bananas
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven t0 350 degrees. Grease a twelve cup muffin pan, or use paper liners.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Stir in bananas, stir in dry ingredients. Mix well. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 full (mine were a little fuller).
Sprinkle with streusel topping (recipe below).
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Streusel Topping
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chilled butter
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts

Mix flour, sugars, and cinnamon; cut in butter till crumbly.
Add nuts. Sprinkle on top of muffin batter.
I had some extra, which I put in a Ziploc and threw in the freezer. All ready for the next time I'm craving a batch of muffins or coffee cake.
Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Just pulled my first batch of these Yummies out of the oven! Great recipe - thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.


  2. I'll have to make sure I set aside some bananas to make these muffins- they look scrumptious!

  3. I will bake this one since I love the banana. Since I started reading your blog, I got hooked in baking! Thank you for opening my horizon.
    P.S. I will use a binder to organize my recepits like you. I was always wondering how because the 3x5 card does not have enough writing space, lol
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

  4. These look delicious. I am still looking for a similar recipe I made last year that had bananas and golden raisins. I can't seem to find it.

  5. Carmie, I love golden raisins if you find the recipe let me know!
    Atsuko - that is so encouraging! I am glad that you found a bit of inspiration, baking is such a stress reliever for me too!
    Tracy - Yay! These make such a tasty breakfast, I'm happy they turned out well for you :)

  6. I love old recipes! These muffins look so delicious :)

  7. This is definitely the way that bananas were meant to be enjoyed, in some yummy muffins. I hope you'll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday #11.

  8. Yum, Liz! I love that you were inspired by the retro recipe and added your own talent and flair. I'll have to add this recipe to my "bought too many bananas" repertoire.

    Having you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." is always an honor!