Banana Macadamia Muffins Recipe
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Banana Macadamia Muffins Recipe

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“These muffins taste even better the next day, so to save time, I often make them the night before. They stay moist for days.” —Stasha Wampler, Clinchport, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 294 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the bananas, coconut and pineapple.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in resealable plastic freezer bags. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high for 20-30 seconds or until heated through.
    Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Banana Macadamia Muffins in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p40

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"These are great! Followed the recipe except for pecans instead of macadamia nuts. It made a huge batch........30 ! I'm going to make them for a bake sale later this week."

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"I made it as a coffee cake in a 9x13 pan and baked it about 45 minutes. Everyone liked it. I followed the directions as written .Excellent.. Stays nice and moist."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"I made them per the recipe & they were wonderful. My husband thought they might be the best muffin he has ever had (he's eaten more than any other muffin I've ever made). Since it makes a big batch, there was plenty to share with my son's family, freeze some & still have plenty to eat."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"These were really good. Everyone in the family loved them , even my husband , who is not a big fan of banana muffins. I used pecans instead of macadamia nuts. They made a nice big batch and were still good the next day. Delicious. Will definitely be making these again."

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"exellent in flavour, very moist. makes double batch. I kept them in the fridge and warmed them up for breakfast. will deffinately make these again"

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