Friday, March 16, 2012

The Best Muffins EVER! Banana Nut Coffee Cake Muffins

Happy Friday and welcome to Diving Into Decadence.  I am so excited to share this recipe with you.  It is a go to muffin recipe in our home, a great base that you can make many muffin varieties with.  I have made blueberry, apple streusel,banana and chocolate chip.  It is so delicious it could be a fantastic breakfast or a perfect dessert.  Either way, we love them and I am sure you will too!

These are absolutely the best muffins I have made and I usually make 2 double batches at a time.  It doubles perfectly.  The muffins freeze like a dream, just pull them out of the freezer and pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds and they are perfect!

Banana Nut Muffins
makes approximately 30 muffins.
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large bananas
1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in muffin pans.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla, sour cream, and milk. Your batter may separate if the ingredients are not room temperature.  If so, scrape down the bowl and continue, it will smooth out during the next step.  With the mixer on low speed add the flour mixture to the batter and beat until just mixed.

Place bananas in a blender or food processor and puree. 

Add banana puree and nuts and mix until combined.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pans, filling each cup just over the top, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the muffins are lightly browned on top and a cake tester comes out clean.


  1. Perfect to reach for during breakfast or to have with a cup of tea. thanks for sharing this wonderful muffin recipe.

  2. These are so yummy looking... I would be glad to wake up to this! Thanks for sharing this recipe... I am now following your blog! I love it :)

  3. Wow, I am always looking for yummy muffin recipes. Can't wait to try it!!

  4. Donna, these sound great. Loving the coffee cake twist. I LOVE having a go-to muffin recipe that can be easily adapted.

  5. I don't doubt you when you claim these are the best - they look fluffy, moist and delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Mini Berry Yoghurt Bundts + Lemon Polenta Raisin Cookies

  6. Donna, I love this post! These muffins look delicious - am always looking for new muffin recipes! I love coffee cake too, so these muffins combined two of my faves. :)

  7. Instead of bananas can you use blueberries ,blackberries or raspberries?

    1. You can try that. The texture will be different. I would do the blueberries first. They would work perfectly in here.

      Hope that helps!

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    1. Hi Sandra, this link at the bottom of the recipe goes to a printable page. You can click the PRINT button to print without the ads. Enjoy!


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