Although I believe this basic banana bread recipe cannot be improved upon, I was aching to do something a little new with my overripe fruit this time. Banana Bread is one of the most viewed recipes on this blog and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies is a close second. That is what sparked the idea to make something of a crossover between the two.

A quick search turned up this recipe on Epicurious. It looked a lot like my favorite banana bread recipe, with the melted better and all, so I gave it a go. After my first bite, my tongue relaxed into heaven and my head screamed, “WHY HAVEN’T I THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE?!?”

Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins
Bon Appetit, June 1991, Found on

1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 large)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 cup unsalted macadamia nuts, toasted, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease twelve muffin cups or line with muffin papers. Sift first 4 ingredients into large bowl. Combine bananas, both sugars, butter, milk and egg in medium bowl. Mix into dry ingredients. Fold in half of nuts. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle tops of muffins with remaining macadamia nuts. Bake until muffins are golden brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer muffins to rack and cool.

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13 Responses to “Banana Macadamia Nut Muffins”

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  2. Amanda Says:

    This screams Hawaii to me. Bananas, macadamia nuts… all I need is some suntan lotion, and a pina colada :)

  3. DD Says:

    I’ll bet these are incredible warm. Macadamia nuts remind me of Hawaii too. What a cozy, tropical combo.

  4. Cakespy Says:

    This is a marriage made in heaven! Love the flavors.

  5. Courses in Culinary Arts Says:

    Its similar to Banana Bread Recipe.
    Banana Macadamia muffins are looking delicious with macadamia nuts. This recipe is simple and easy.

    Thanks for posting.


  6. sponge cake bob Says:

    those look soooo good! I’d pour some warm maple syrup over top and wash down with kahlua and coffee

  7. Maria Says:

    Great recipe!! I love the size of the muffins too!

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  10. my year without Says:

    If you would like to try a sugar-free version (which is all I eat lately) of a banana muffin recipe, I have a wonderful one:

    I do love the idea of using macadamia nuts instead of walnuts…and I have been considering adding either dried cherries or dried cranberries…they are just hard to find without added sugar to them.


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  12. Detox Diet Recipes Says:

    oh i love to eat bananas raw. i also love foods and recipes with banana in it. they taste very very good

  13. els Says:

    yummy yummy yum..

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