Healthy Breakfast & Snack Muffins. Made with whole wheat flour, bananas, peanut butter & honey – these are filling, delicious & nutritious!
Hello 2016. This will be the best year EVER. Why….because it really does get better every year!
I suppose most people start off the new year with a list of resolutions. Any day is a good day for positive change – whatever is that motivates you is a wonderful thing! I try to work on things I need to achieve on a daily basis. I have quite a list of things I need to work on – there’s always room for improvement!
That being said, you don’t have to worry about any crash or fad diet trends happening here. I always have and always will enjoy a diet of varied eating habits, all in moderation. Lots of real deal baking, healthy(ish) baking, meats & poultry, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free – I do it all 🙂
My first recipe of the year is pretty random, simply meaning it wasn’t chosen because it held any type of significance to the New Year. I made it because I had whole wheat flour and bananas that needed to be used up.
This is a “healthier” baked good that’s actually really good. You could go ahead and junk it up with some chocolate chips and such – but it’s really not necessary. This muffin has plenty of flavor all on it’s own. It’s soft, moist and very dense. I love this muffin for breakfast, a snack or even for a quick missed meal – it will fill you up!
By now I’m sure we’re all aware of the list of benefits whole wheat flour has to offer. I try to work some into my baked goods when possible. In the case of these muffins, I went all or nothing with the whole wheat flour. This recipe is from a very health conscience friend of mine. Although I’ve always enjoyed her original recipe, it needed to be sweetened up just a bit to get the kiddos interested in it 😉
I hope 2016 will be a wonderful New Year for everyone. Why not get it started with these Whole Wheat Muffins for breakfast. Thanks so much for stopping by – Happy Baking!
Peanut Butter Banana Whole Wheat Muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon depending on taste
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/3 cup oil i use avocado or coconut - use what you prefer
- 2 medium bananas mashed
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoons raw honey
- crushed walnuts optional
- 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
- Using a pastry blender, cut in peanut butter and oil until the mixture is pea sized crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, beat together mashed bananas, milk and honey.
- Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Let mixture rest for about 5 minutes. Stir again.
- Spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin cups. I fill these almost completely (less than a 1/4" space) - they will not rise a whole lot.
- If using crushed walnuts, sprinkle on tops before baking. If using turbinado sugar, carefully sprinkle tops about halfway thru baking.
- Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until tops are a light golden brown and set.
- Remove from tin and cool on wire rack. Enjoy 🙂
oh my! That looks amazing with lovely combo. Would love to try it soon 🙂 Boomarked
Thanks so much, Kushi 🙂
Tried your muffin recipe. They turned out great. I will make these again. Great for my on the go breakfast. Thank you for sharing.
So glad you enjoy them! I love these muffins – so filling and they taste great! One of the best on-the-go breakfasts!
Thanks for stopping by Barb 🙂
Neeli @ Neeli's Unique Creations
Happy New Year, Amanda! Great minds think alike because I just posted a healthy muffin recipe on my blog recently. I agree with you, everything in moderation. I believe that people can be healthy when they eat a variety of foods and not cutting out food groups just to lose weight or to maintain their weight. My birthday is next month, so I’m trying to lose weight, but I won’t go on a diet. I will cut back on my portions, though. These muffins sound so good and I love raw honey.
Happy New Year to you and your family, Neeli! Yes – great minds really do think alike!
I have to laugh at the constant noise about the newest diet trends or what we shouldn’t be eating or what we have to eat to be healthy. It seems common sense and moderation aren’t a thing anymore. I hear about people completely cutting out carbs and I want to cry for them LOL. Really though, carbs haven’t made anyone over weight. In most cases, it’s just someone consuming too many calories and not burning enough off. So instead of taking a common sense approach and making simple changes to daily eating habits, the trendy dieters deem certain foods as the enemy and eliminate those food groups entirely from their diets. I wonder for how long? Is it a forever plan? I couldn’t imagine never eating bread or pasta again!?!?!
I’m actually writing a piece on this same subject and am gonna try to submit it to a few of the bigger guys for publishing. We’ll see….
Best of luck on your improved eating habits. I need to work on that, too 🙂
Thanks so much for the kind words. I agree with you about people going on diets. Common sense really is out the window nowadays and it’s sad.
You’re welcome Neeli 🙂
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
I think that this is a great recipe to start out the new year. Sounds delicious and healthy. I agree with you with fad diets, I believe in a variety of foods and eating in moderation too.
Thank you so much Dawn. The constant diet fads really do say a lot about our nations eating habits 🙁
joy @ yummy seconds
These muffins looks tasty and moist. Thanks for sharing.
Pinned and shared. Have a wonderful week.
Thanks so much, Joy! Hope you have a wonderful week as well 🙂
cant wait to make these! Do you know the nutrition facts per muffin?
Hi Esther. I don’t know the nutritional facts on these muffins but usually plug the info into myfitnesspal or another such app. Hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Great recipe!!! Not too sweet and texture not bad. A little crumbly and took long get in oven about 20min. But would use it again
Well is almost new years resolution time again.
These look great. What is the nutrient analysis.
If anyone has it handy, that would be great….I could figure it out…by asking I most often meet/chat someone I have similar interests.I taught heart smart cooking courses in Northern Canada with my girlfriend in Northern Canada and it is so rewarding to see people change their eating habits to more healthy choices.
I agree 100% – good carbs are healthy.
Thank you for the recipe!
I found that I had to bake this for +-25 minutes, otherwise it was still raw in the middle.
Can you sub dairy milk for almond milk? I wonder if that will make a difference in texture and taste?
Hi Rachel. You could substitute almond milk – it might yield a drier muffin – maybe add a bit more banana. Would love to hear how it turns out for you!
What kind of peanut butter do you use? Would a no-sugar added, “natural” peanut butter work, do you think?
They were fabulous! I added chocolate chips and hempseed.
Love this recipe! The muffins come out so moist