Baking Bliss: The Perfect Banana Pecan Muffins Recipe

Hi everyone, Tracy here! I’m so excited to share my favorite recipe for moist, flavorful banana pecan muffins. As a busy mom, I’m always looking for easy, wholesome treats to make for my family. And these muffins definitely fit the bill!

Baking with ripe bananas has been a tradition since I was a little girl helping my grandma in the kitchen. I have such fond memories of mashing up those spotted bananas and watching the batter come together. That sweet banana smell always reminds me of her warm hugs. Now that I have my own family, I love carrying on her legacy through these muffins.

The best part is that you likely have all the ingredients on hand! Ripe bananas, a few pantry staples, and of course chopped pecans for a delightful crunch in every bite. I like to use pecans that are toasted to really accentuate their nutty flavor. They pair so perfectly with the bananas.

These muffins are moist and sweet, with the most scrumptious crumb topping. The streusel gets caramelized and crispy on top while the interior stays super soft and cake-like. They’re easy enough to throw together on a lazy Sunday morning before the kids wake up. But trust me, the heavenly aroma will have everyone out of bed in no time!

I hope you’ll give my easy banana pecan muffins a try soon. They make for a special weekend treat, a tasty snack on-the-go, or even a nice gift for teachers, neighbors and friends. No matter how you enjoy them, I know these muffins will fill your home with cozy memories, just like Grandma’s kitchen.

Banana Pecan Muffins Recipes

Banana Pecan Muffin
Breakfast never looked this good. Freshly baked banana pecan muffins to start your day
Baking Bliss: The Perfect Banana Pecan Muffins Recipe 1

Banana Pecan Muffins with Speculoos Spread

If you're looking for a quick and easy recipe to satisfy a craving, try these Banana Pecan Muffins. These moist, delicious, and healthy muffins are ready in less than 30 minutes. They're a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth. If you have extra bananas, butter, and sugar lying around, throw them in! You can also add chocolate chips and pecans if you prefer.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: American, French
Diet: Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Keyword: banana, muffin cups, speculoos spread
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 488kcal
Author: Tracy Hilton
Cost: 12
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 and line a tin for 12 muffins.
  • Mix the vegetable oil, milk, maple syrup, speculoos and mashed bananas together, and fold in the dry ingredients. Stir in the chopped pecans and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown.
  • Cool on a rack.



This recipe is not only healthy, but is also a great snack or dessert. It is a simple, yet delicious way to enjoy bananas. The moist banana muffins are topped with a sugar-coated pecan streusel. To serve, top the muffins with chopped pecans and a dollop of whipped cream. You can also add a handful of chopped pecans for an extra-healthy treat.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1mg

Alternative Method: Banana Pecan Muffins in a Blender

Banana Pecan Muffin
The key to irresistible banana pecan muffins: quality ingredients

To prepare delicious Banana Pecan Muffins, begin by preheating your blender to ensure the batter won’t stick to the sides during mixing. Once preheated, add ripe bananas, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract to the blender, blending until smooth and creamy. Next, incorporate all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, pulsing until just combined to avoid overmixing. Fold in chopped pecans using a spatula or spoon. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease the cups, then pour the batter into each cup, filling them about two-thirds full. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake the muffins for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once baked, allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy the delightful aroma and savor your freshly baked Banana Pecan Muffins as a delicious treat.

Tips for making Banana Pecan Muffins

Banana Pecan Muffin
The kitchen filled with the aroma of success – freshly baked banana pecan muffins.

Serving Suggestions

Banana pecan muffins offer a delightful blend of sweet banana and nutty flavors, making them a versatile treat that pairs beautifully with a variety of complementary dishes. Among the delicious recipes to enjoy alongside these bakery-style treats, Cherry Cobbler stands out, offering a delightful combination of fruit and nut flavors with its warm and tart cherry filling balancing the natural sweetness of the muffins. For an elegant dessert option, pairing chocolate truffles with banana pecan muffins creates a luxurious blend of bittersweet chocolate and nutty flavors that complement each other perfectly. Similarly, serving warm Blueberry Cobbler alongside the muffins introduces lovely fruit and nut flavors, with the tangy berries providing a refreshing contrast to the richness of the muffins. Crunchy pecan buttercrunch served with the muffins offers a delightful textural contrast, showcasing the signature pecan taste in two different ways. Lastly, vibrant and tart cranberry cobbler complements banana pecan muffins for a festive fall flavor combination that’s sure to delight the taste buds.

Cooking Tips

Banana Pecan Muffin
Butter and muffins – a match made in heaven.


One of my top tips is to use very ripe bananas. I know, no one likes to see those brown speckles, but they actually make the muffins so much more moist! That intense banana flavor really shines through. I gently mash them up before mixing into the batter.

When adding the pecans, I always toast them first. It only takes 10 minutes or so in a 350°F oven, but it makes a world of difference! The warmth draws out the nuts’ aromatic oils for incredible depth of flavor. And the crunch – oh my. I also like to chop some pecans nice and fine to mix into the batter itself. That way, you get pecans in every single bite rather than just the top.

I have to admit – I always want to sneak a taste of the raw muffin batter because it’s just so good! But patience pays off, I promise. Letting the baked muffins cool for at least 15 minutes before digging in allows them to finish setting up properly. I know, it’s hard! But that very first bite of a perfectly warmed, delicately crispy-topped banana pecan muffin is truly heavenly.

Frequently Asked Questions about Banana Pecan Muffins

 Banana Pecan Muffins
Sharing moments, one muffin at a time.
  • Can I freeze Banana Pecan Muffins? Yes, you can freeze Banana Pecan Muffins for future enjoyment. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap, place them in an airtight container or freezer bag, and store for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature or reheat in the microwave when you’re ready to enjoy.
  • What’s the secret to super moist muffins? Using ripe bananas and not overmixing the batter are key. Overmixing can lead to tough muffins. Also, don’t overbake them; remove from the oven as soon as a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Can I substitute pecans with other nuts? Absolutely! Walnuts or chopped almonds work beautifully in this recipe. You can also add a handful of chocolate chips for a different twist.
  • Can I make these muffins gluten-free? Yes, you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour to make these muffins. Just ensure that all your ingredients are certified gluten-free if you have dietary restrictions.
  • How should I store leftover muffins? Store any leftover Banana Pecan Muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. If you want to keep them longer, freeze them following the instructions in question 1.
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In conclusion, I hope you all enjoyed learning how to bake up my treasured banana pecan muffins with me. It was such a joy to share this beloved family recipe and some of my tips for muffiny success along the way. If you give these a try, let me know! I’d love to see photos of your perfectly domed, crumb-topped treats fresh from the oven.

And be sure to visit Food and Meal at for many more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration! I try to share new content regularly, so come back often. You can also find Food and Meal on social media for quick recipe ideas and foodie photos.

Thanks again for spending time in the kitchen with me today. Now go relax and treat yourself to a few of those bakery-style banana pecan muffins you worked so hard to create. You deserve it after becoming a muffin master!

I'm Tracy F Hilton, a devoted culinary professional shaped by a mix of natural aptitude and refined skills from a top culinary school. In the dynamic kitchen environment, I'm a catalyst for seamless operations and timely, high-quality dish preparation. My culinary creations are a blend of art and skill, offering visually and gustatorily delightful experiences. A learner at heart, I'm continuously honing my craft, embracing new techniques, and culinary innovations. My positive, collaborative nature is amplified in fast-paced settings, showcasing my commitment to team efficiency and guest satisfaction. Each dish I present is a meticulous blend of tradition and innovation, promising an unforgettable dining experience that marries taste, aroma, and aesthetic appeal in perfect harmony. Join me on a gastronomic journey where each bite encapsulates a rich, evolving narrative of flavors and culinary artistry.

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