Pecan Banana Muffins

Pecan banana muffins: Combined flavour for tea time

We all need a bit of fun in the morning, which is why you need to bake and then grab some pecan banana muffins as you leave the home.

Pecan Banana Muffins

Whenyou’re looking for something to bake on the weekend, muffins are a great treat. They’re quick to put together and everybody gets excited when they’re home and the smells waft through the house. These pecan banana muffins are beautifully fluffy and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee as you leave the house in the morning or as a snack while you walk into the kitchen. Those bananas you forgot about for your usual breakfast will be perfect for this recipe.

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Pecan banana muffins tips

You’ll know your bananas are ready when they have lots of black spots and marks, which also means they are soft to mash and full of flavour. When combining the wet and dry ingredients, be sure not to over-mix the dough as it will affect the fluffiness of the muffins. Also, remember to remove the baked muffins from the muffin tin. Leaving them in the muffin tin may result in soggy muffins. The pecan nuts add some great texture to the muffins.

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We all need a bit of fun in the morning, which is why you need to bake and then grab some pecan banana muffins as you leave the home.

Last updated on 30 June 2023

Pecan banana muffins recipe

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: Breakfast, SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup 1 sugar

  • 250 g 250 butter

  • 5 ripe 5 bananas

  • 3 3 eggs

  • 10 ml 10 vanilla essence

  • 4 cups 4 flour

  • 1 tsp 1 baking soda

  • 2 tsp 2 baking powder

  • 1 cup 1 milk

  • 1 cup 1 chopped pecans


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Beat the soft butter, sugar and bananas well.
  • Add the eggs and beat lightly.
  • Dissolve the baking soda in the milk. Add the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture.
  • Add half a cup of pecans to the mixture.
  • Scoop equal amounts in cupcake papers, inside a muffin pan. Sprinkle the nuts over.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes until brown.

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