Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins {Best Combination Peanut Butter and Bananas}

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Last Updated on September 1, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins combines gooey peanut butter with a moist banana nut muffin. The combination of peanut butter and bananas is great together. So why not make it into the best muffin recipe! Serves 12 



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Peanut Butter and Bananas

I like peanut butter and bananas. It is wonderful for a snack when you want to lose weight. The combination of bananas and peanut butter is just a great flavor overall.


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Banana Nut Muffin Recipe

I am in the midst of a multi-state move. My dad loves banana nut muffins. I thought why not make a banana nut muffin recipe to thank him for driving the Uhaul for me.



Peanut Butter

However, that banana nut muffin recipe quickly morphed to include peanut butter. Why? The truth is I was going through the pantry trying to get rid of stuff in it. I wanted to use up my peanut butter.


Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins



Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins

I have always said just looking at what is in your cupboards can make the best recipes. That is how these Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins came to be. Yes, they may have started out to be just banana nut muffins, but I wanted to use up my peanut butter because me moving.


Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins



Peanut Butter Muffins

Why did I not just make peanut butter muffins? That was a thought, but peanut butter banana nut sounds better.



Peanut Butter Filling

What makes this muffin recipe stand out is that it has a peanut butter filling. Inside this moist muffin is a tunnel of gooey peanut butter. That is how I incorporated the peanut butter into a banana nut muffin recipe!



Moist Muffins

This banana nut recipe results in moist muffins. The secret to these moist muffins is using very overripe bananas. I have found the blacker the better for bananas. Those overripe bananas just make the moistest baked goods.




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Yield: 12 muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Peanut Butter Banana Nut Muffins combines gooey peanut butter with a moist banana nut muffin. The combination of peanut butter and bananas is great together.



  • 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 overripe bananas
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped 

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a muffin tin with liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt; set aside
  4. With an electric mixer, whip the bananas and sugar together for a good 3 minutes.
  5. Add the soft butter, eggs, and vanilla and beat well, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
  6. Mix in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. (do not over mix)
  7.  Fold in the 1/2 cup of the nuts
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter.
  9. Mix until the filling is nice and smooth.
  10. Fill the muffin pan with batter until 2/3 way filled
  11. spoon a little bit the filling into each muffin
  12. Then top with a tiny bit the batter and some the chopped nuts on the top. Do not overfill the muffin tins.
  13. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean free of batter.
  14. Let cool, then serve them up and ENJOY!


If you need to thin the peanut butter filling out, use a tablespoon of milk!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 531Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 307mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 40gProtein: 8g

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  • Dan from Platter Talk
    August 2, 2018

    These muffins are such a fun and tasty looking alternative to banana bread; our kids will love making these.

    • Deanna
      August 2, 2018

      They are the perfect alternative to banana bread, thank you!

  • debi at Life Currents
    August 2, 2018

    These are the perfect way to start the day! Healthy and yummy! Breakfast perfection.

    • Deanna
      August 2, 2018

      It the perfect start to the day!

  • [email protected]'s Dinnertime Dish
    August 2, 2018

    I absolutely love banana muffins and the addition of peanut butter sounds like a match made in heaven!

    • Deanna
      August 2, 2018

      They are amazing together! Thank you!

  • Angela
    August 3, 2018

    I seriously love banana muffins but wow, with the peanut butter… thats up a whole other level! Cant wait to make these!

  • Healing Tomato
    August 3, 2018

    These muffins are so delicious. You inspired me to make them. Great recipe

  • Michaela
    August 4, 2018

    What a great flavor combo!! These are pretty muffins!

  • Jenny
    August 8, 2018

    I love banana nut muffins but never thought to add peanut butter. GREAT addition!

  • Rachel
    September 4, 2019

    I want to try making this for my 3 year old who loves peanut butter. For the filling can you substitute regular sugar instead of powdered if you dont have any?

    • Deanna
      October 20, 2019

      No, not really, it isn’t the same amount, the powder is ground down from granular. It would also make the peanut better more gritty instead of smooth

  • Stevie
    March 30, 2020

    Pregnant and craving peanut butter with banana and found by searching ‘peanut butter banana muffins’.
    I *pretty much* followed as written.. except I had no self-raising so had to make it with baking soda and powder, I ran out of sugar so used about 3/4 cup sugar and then subbed with honey, I also had no icing sugar, so just did butter, peanut butter, and honey until it was a nice consistency.. I also had no muffin cups but buttering the pan worked fine. I was very paranoid that the honey would liquify but it didn’t!
    I’m an avid cook but self-professed awful baker and they were still very good. I only needed to bake for 15 mins and they were nicely browned so 20 might have burnt them. The recipe made 15 in a cupcake tin!
    Would make again.. maybe your way.. maybe my what-was-in-the-pantry-during-covid-lockdown version! Thanks for sharing