Sky high banana nut muffins recipe

Sky High Banana Walnut Muffins | Starbucks inspired

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These sky high banana walnut muffins are incredibly moist, dense and delicious. They easily have become my family’s favorite, and soon enough they will be yours too!

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Muffins are such a simple yet delicious treat! They are the perfect blank canvas, ready to take onto anything you want to bless them with.

You love blueberries? Blueberry muffins!

You like pumpkin? Perfect… chocolate chip pumpkin muffins…

Cheese? chives and cheddar muffins…

Anything is possible when it comes to muffins that’s why today I went all the way back to the basic and am sharing an awesome sky high banana nut muffin recipe!

I personally don’t eat too many of these, because I try and save my calories for all the brownies and cookies I make. But manel and Kyle, can’t control themselves around these delicious banana muffins…

So just a heads up watch out, these walnut banana muffins might be gone in no time.

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What is so special about these sky high banana nut muffins?

Sky high… Need I say more?

These banana walnut muffins are fluffy, moist, and pretty up there… Literally. I love when muffins and tall and in charge because it makes them that much more appealing to the eye… Plus who doesn’t like extra muffin in their muffin, huh!?

They have the perfect sweetness balance from the granulated sugar, brown sugar and the bananas to make for the perfect treat to have for breakfast, as a snack or anytime in between.

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Tools needed to make these deliciously moist banana walnut muffins

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Ingredients for these sky high walnut banana muffins

Here are the ingredients you will need for these life changing banana muffins! I did include some affiliate links to the items I personally used too.

  • Butter – I always like using butter in my muffins because it gives them an incredible amount of richness.
  • Granulated sugar– I used granulated sugar to get the perfect level of sweetness in these muffins.
  • Brown sugar– Brown sugar in this recipe helps these banana nut muffins stay moist and have a depth of flavor.
  • Bananas– the star of this recipe! Use every ripe bananas to get that natural banana sweetness.
  • Egg– The eggs help bind everything together.
  • Vanilla extract – The vanilla extract helps add more depth to these muffins, so try to use good quality vanilla extract. I used this one.
  • Flour– Regular all purpose flour works for this recipe
  • Cinnamon and Nutmeg – spices are a banana muffin’s best friends!
  • Baking powder – This is where the magic happens. We want sky high muffins and the baking powder will give us just that.
  • Salt– Always add salt to your sweet baked goods. It’s called balance!
  • Walnuts – You can use walnuts of any nut in this recipe.
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Can you use olive oil in banana bread? (or any other oil for that matter)

Absolutely!

You can use both olive oil or any other oils in these muffins. I typically go for the butter instead of the oil to make the muffins I make super rich. But using oil in muffins will make them a light

If you want to use olive oil in this recipe instead of butter. So use 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of olive oil for the (1stick) 1/2 cup butter required for this recipe.

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How to make the best walnut banana muffins

  • First, start by preheating the oven to 375F and fill a muffin tin with 10 large muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and set aside.
Creaming the butter and the sugar

Using a paddle attachment, cream the butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar for about 2-3 minutes.

Then add in the ripe bananas. Don’t worry about mashing them, the paddle attachment will do that for you.

add the ripe bananas to the mix
sky high banana nut muffins batter

The mix will look something like this

Add in the vanilla and the egg and mix until incorporated.

add the egg to the muffins mix
mixing in the egg

The batter will look like this.

Add the dry ingredients and the toasted walnuts into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined, do not over mix!

add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients
sky high banana nut muffins batter

The muffin batter will look like this.

Scoop the batter evenly into the 10 large muffin liners.

Banana nut muffins in muffin liners
top muffins with sugar and walnuts

Top with the rest of the walnuts and some granulated sugar.

Let the muffins cool before transferring to. a wire rack.

baked banana nut muffins

Tips the make the best banana nut muffins!

  • Ripe ripe ripe! Use ripe bananas, the riper the better. They will make your banana walnut muffins a whole lot sweeter. They will also mash easily, making your life easier too.
  • Toast your walnuts! I toasted my walnuts to make sure that they give a nice bite to the muffins.
  • Don’t over-mix the batter! Just like any other muffin recipe, we want to keep these muffins nice and light. If you over-mix the batter too much they will come out too dense and not as enjoyable.
  • Fill you muffin cups! This is a sky high type of banana nut muffins! We want these beauties to rise to the heavens so by filling up the muffin liners a little extra, you will get a taller muffin 🙂
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How can I store my banana walnut muffins?

I like to store my banana nut muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Always make sure to pop these babies in the microwave before you are ready to enjoy them.

I find that these taste better after a couple of days in the fridge. The flavors has more time to develop which I am all about!

You can also store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Sky high banana walnut muffins | starbucks inspired

This Starbucks inspired sky high banana walnut muffin recipe is so easy to make! They are moist, fluffy and delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 stick butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour 1/4
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts toasted

topping

  • 1/2 cup walnuts toasted
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • First, start by preheating the oven to 375F and fill a muffin tin with 10 large muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and set aside.
  • Using a paddle attachment, cream the butter with the brown sugar and granulated sugar for about 2-3 minutes. Then add in the ripe bananas. Don't worry about mashing them, the paddle attachment will do that for you.
  • Add in the large egg and vanilla, and mix until well combined. This step should take 30-60 seconds.
  • Combine the dry ingredients and the toasted walnuts into the wet ingredients and stir until just combined, do not over mix!
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the 10 large muffin liners, sprinkle with the remainder of the walnuts and some granulated sugar and bake for 24-27 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the muffins cool down in the muffin tin for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool some more.
  • enjoy!

Notes

Store these delicious banana muffins in an airtight container  in the fridge for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months
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