Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins - soft and moist banana nut muffins jam-packed with bananas, oats, and walnuts with a sweet hint of cinnamon make these scrumptious muffins perfect for breakfast or a snack.
I love love, LOVE banana desserts. 🥰
Honestly, I could go on and on. There is no shortage of banana desserts on SBS because I LOVE them! 😍
Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins is a recipe I first shared back in 2014 when SBS was still in its baby years, and I was still figuring out how to be a food blogger.
Fast forward, I am still learning and I still love these Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins.
To upgrade these scrumptious walnut muffins I changed a few minor ingredients and took better photos.
I know that doesn’t seem like much, and it isn’t, but that’s all they needed to kick them up a notch and give them the attention they deserve.
Now, let’s get our Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins on and see what I had to say in my original post.
Original text from March 27, 2014:
As with my Classic Oatmeal Cookies, these delish muffins contain old fashioned oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The brown sugar adds moisture to the muffins and the oats add a nice, subtle texture and flavor.
The cinnamon, well I find it difficult NOT to add cinnamon to my recipes. It adds a little something-something to the flavor, plus has health benefits.
Like the Banana Walnut Bread, these banana-y muffins contain bananas, obviously, but these muffins contain more bananas, giving them more banana flavor. The bananas also add moisture to the muffins, are delicious, and are a great source of potassium and fiber.
In addition to bananas, there is a whopping ¾ cup of chopped walnuts in these nutty muffins. If you are a nut lover, you'll love the addition of walnuts to this recipe. You can’t bite into these delectable muffins without biting into a walnut. Plus, walnuts have great health benefits.
Not to be forgotten are the typical ingredients of these banana muffins: butter, eggs, salt, vanilla extract, baking soda, and baking powder. They are important to the recipe if you want the muffins to turn out. 😜
The muffins are quite easy to make once you get past the laundry list of ingredients. You just need to fill your cupcake liners with the muffin batter, sprinkle a little sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts on top for added flavor, and bake for about 15-19 minutes at 350F degrees.
Tada! You’ve just baked DELICIOUS Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins!
Banana Walnut Oatmeal Muffins
- 1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup old fashioned oats, uncooked
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 and ¼ cups mashed bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle on top
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flours, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, mix butter and sugars, until blended. Add mashed bananas; mix until blended. Add vanilla extract and eggs; mix until blended.
- Add flour mixture to wet ingredients; mix until combined. Fold in chopped walnuts.
- In a small bowl, mix together a tablespoon of granulated sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Set aside.
- Scoop batter into cupcake liners – no more than ⅔ full, or use a #24 disher to scoop batter. Sprinkle tops with sugar and cinnamon mixture, as well as topping with a few walnuts for added decoration and flavor.
- Bake for about 15-19 minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the muffin, if it comes out clean it is done. Remove muffins from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cook completely. Eat & Enjoy!
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