Banana Nut Muffins

These are by far my favourite healthy muffins. They are moist and flavourful without any refined sugar. I love having snacks like this on hand during the week.

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My grandma taught me to always make my muffin batter by hand so that the muffins don’t get tough. This is especially important since whole wheat flour  has a tendency to make dry and tough baked goods. If you do decide to use a mixed be careful to mix just until combined.

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Sometimes I will make these with chocolate chips instead of nuts or a combination of both. I also just use whatever nuts I have in the house, walnuts, pecans, almonds and cashews are all great options.

Whats your favourite type of muffin?

 

Servings: 15 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Bananas, mashed
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Coconut Oil, melted (or your favourite baking oil)
  • 1/3 Cup Honey (maple syrup can also be used)
  • 1/4 Cup Greek Yogurt (plain, vanilla or honey are best)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk (or your preferred milk)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts (any kind)
  • optional: Additional chopped nuts for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin pan with non stick spray or line with cupcake liners.

Whisk the flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mash the bananas. Then whisk in the eggs, oil, honey, yogurt, milk, and vanilla together until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir a few times, then add the nuts. Fold everything together gently just until combined and no flour pockets remain.

Spoon the batter into pan, filling them 3/4 of the way full. Top with chopped nuts, if desired. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the muffin pan for 5 minutes. Then remove from the pan and allow to fully cool in a cooling rack.

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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