Michael’s Banana Coffee Muffins

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Servings: 12 servings
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/3 cup melted butter
4 ripe bananas, smashed
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons strong coffee
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted or raw





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 12 cup capacity muffin tin or use paper liners.

With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, coffee and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped pecans. Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool on a rack.

*Cook’s note: To check to see if the muffins are done; with a toothpick insert into the center of a muffin, if it comes out clean, it’s done.

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Thank you for sharing this recipe. I work at the best place ever, The Butterfly Estates & soon will be baking in their fudge shop. I have been testing muffin recipes on them for 2 weeks now & this will be my next one! Thanks again, Michael!

By Linda Ebner on August 17, 2013


These are the best banana muffins! The coffee gives a more complex flavor, very complimentary to the banana flavor.A big hit in our family!

By Anonymous on June 04, 2013


Paula, This is the best banana nut bread that I have ever had. Michael, you out did yourself on this recipe. Do you have any more good recipes? Paula, do you have any ideas on church dinners?(about 150) I have been cooking at First Baptist Church every week since my husband was killed eight years age. When you have to work hard for something, you appreciate it more. Paula, you had better watch out for that Michael, he looks like he likes the kitchen and the cooking...Thanks Michael for such a great recipe....May God Bless You All, Liz Taylor bless

By Liz Taylor on September 21, 2012


Best bananna nut muffins I've ever made. Not sure how the coffee compliments the recipe ... but they come great! 5 star recipe.

By lauretta giaimo on May 10, 2012


1 1/2 tablespoons of strong coffee. Do you mean already brewed coffee or the actual ground coffee?

By Laurie on October 23, 2011


Made these for breakfast today!!! Big HIt. I even cut back the sugar to 2/3 cup and added a pinch of cinnamon. Could not taste the coffee though :(

By Danielle on September 04, 2011


Dear Paula, I have been home in N.C. a week from my Floria home for six months, leaving Michael's banana coffee muffins receipt in Fl. So, I looked it up on the internet and there it was. I have made this so many times you just wouldn't believe. My husband adores these and so do my friends down the street. They are perfect, not to sweet. I make a butter cream frosting for the tops of the muffins. Just wonderful. Please give Michael a big hug and a big kiss on the cheek for this receipt.You know us southern girls we have to show the love. Thanks again, a loyal friend for life, Patsy Cross

By Patsy Cross on May 19, 2011


These are "the best" muffins ever!!! It is such an easy recipe to make. I make them "mini" cupcake size, and have tried various coffee flavors! When I share them, everyone just "loves, loves, loves" them!! YUM - YUM - YUM!!! from your home, to my home, to many happy "tummys"!! Thank you Paula Deen and especially thank you Michael! grin / ' ' \ " } (I love you sign in "sign language"!!) Rita 3/7/2011

By Rita E. Ciavola on March 07, 2011


I have made these muffin recipe twice now, my family loves it, even my pickiy daughter that does not like bananas ask for it. I did use whole wheat flour, I just wanted to see how it taste. Couldn't really tell the difference. The first time I left out coffee, daa!, we drank it all. I have made this 1 of my favorite banana recipes. It's a keeper for sure! Thanks Paula & Michael for sharing.

By tandra on April 25, 2009

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