Fall Banana Muffins

These delicious banana muffins are particularly fall-like with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

Fall Banana Muffins

Fall Banana Muffins


  • 4 small ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup muscovado sugar (light brown sugar would be fine)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces plus more for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla and bourbon, then the spices, baking soda and salt. Add the flour and cornmeal last, mix gently but do not overmix.
  3. Add 1/2 cup walnut pieces and fold in gently.
  4. Spoon into a lined muffin tray. Sprinkle walnut pieces on top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, allow to cool five minutes in tray before moving to a rack to cool.


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Pithy and Cleaver.


Author: Pithy and Cleaver

Recipe and photo courtesy of Pithy and Cleaver.

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