easy after school snack banana muffins

Do you have a few bananas that are getting brown and you need an easy recipe idea?  This Farmhouse Style Banana Nut Muffin recipe is an easy family recipe that is the perfect way to use browning bananas and make an easy snack for breakfast or the kids!

Do you have a few bananas that are getting brown and you need an easy recipe idea?  This recipe from my husband's grandma is the perfect way to use browning bananas and make an easy snack for the kids!

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Easy Recipe Idea to Use Browning Bananas

My husband’s grandma had a great recipe for banana nut bread, but it takes an hour to make, so I adapted the recipe to make muffins instead.  We’re also trying to decrease sugar intake in our house, so I substituted a half of a cup of sugar for a half of a cup of applesauce.  I also decreased the amount of walnuts from one cup in the original recipe to half of a cup.  We had some whole wheat flour on hand, so I used half whole wheat and half white flour.  These changes made for simple and delicious banana nut muffins!

I like to include nuts in the muffins because of the protein they provide.  My son would prefer not to have nuts in his muffins, so I just decreased the amount of nuts for his enjoyment.  I also like having healthy snacks on hand for him to eat after school or in the evenings.  To keep these muffins fresh as long as possible this recipe is best stored in the refrigerator.

Do you have a few bananas that are getting brown and you need an easy recipe idea?  This recipe from my husband's grandma is the perfect way to use browning bananas and make an easy snack for the kids!

Fun After School Snack Idea

We’ve found that these muffins are more fun to eat when they are in fun cupcake liners like these from Amazon.  Another benefit of having a batch of these muffins made up is that they make a great breakfast or snack.  We love versatile food!

Easy recipe idea for extra bananas that are getting old

Our family also enjoys this Pizza Muffin recipe for a quick snack.  We hope you enjoy these muffins as much as we do!

Printable Easy Banana Nut Muffin Recipe

Easy Banana Nut Muffins - Farmhouse Style

Do you have a few bananas that are getting brown and you need an easy recipe idea?  This recipe from my husband's grandma is the perfect way to use browning bananas and make an easy snack for the kids!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword farmhouse easy banana nut muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas 3 small
  • 2 cups flour I used 1 cup whole wheat flour & 1 cup white flour, but whatever you have on hand will work well
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.  Mix all ingredients in the blender.

  2. Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full and bake for 18 - 22 minutes.  We love these served warm with butter!

 

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