Banana Nut Bread or Muffins

This is a wonderful Banana Bread and the muffins are incredible. This is a rich and filling treat. A muffin and a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate is a fantastic way to start the day.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 servings
Calories 308 kcal
Author Laurie


  • 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 medium orange (zest from 1 orange and all of the juice)
  • 4 small bannanas (mashed and ripe) 1 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)* optional or other nut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 18 muffin tins or bread pan with either paper liners or butter or spray oil. *Remove the zest from the orange and mince, then squeeze the orange for all of the juice. Add to the both to the ingredients.
  2. Blend sour cream and sugar. Mix in eggs and beat until light yellow. Add bananas, blending until smooth. In a large bowl sift all the dry ingredients together. Mix with the egg mixture, then add remaining ingredients. Do not over mix, it is ok for a slightly lumpy dough.
  3. Spoon batter into bread pan or muffin tins, 2/3 full. For the bread bake about 1 hour and for the muffins bake about 20 to 25 minutes. Test: Bake until the tops spring back a little and does not feel wet.
  4. *Your can replace bananas for zucchini bread, carrots bread, or other fruits. You can add raisins and nuts if you like. Adjust sugar as desired. * Fill empty muffin cups with water to prevent them from scorching during baking and for even baking.
  5. *Note the bananas in the picture are good bananas, but not ready for muffins, wait a few days and you will see dark spots, The bananas should should be soft and covered with dark spots, plain yellow are not mature and sweet enough.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Banana Nut Bread or Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 203mg 8%
Potassium 319mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 5%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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