Banana Nut Muffins


1 cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Pastry Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, softened

1/2 cup Sugar

1/3 cup Brown Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Egg

3 larger very ripe Bananas Mashed

1/4 cup Buttermilk

1/2 cup Walnuts, toasted and cut into pieces, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and line 12 muffin tins.

In a bowl, sift together the all purpose flour, pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.

In the base of a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas. Mix until combined.  Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk until the mixture is combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the toasted walnut pieces if using.

Spoon the batter into the muffin tins. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are slightly golden and are springy to the touch. Let cool on a wire rack.

banana muffins recipe

Photographed by Alli Shepherd.