Whole Wheat Banana Muffins-the perfect recipe for using up your brown bananas!
I usually eat a banana every day, but I haven’t been able to stomach them lately. I watched the bunch of bananas on our kitchen counter turn from yellow to brown. Josh asked if he could throw them away, but I told him I was going to bake something. He looked at me like I was crazy since I haven’t baked in over a month. This pregnancy has killed my baking mojo. I told him it was time to get back into the swing of things.
I’ve been surviving on mostly carbs so I immediately thought about baking a loaf of banana bread. I didn’t want to wait an hour for it to bake so I made Whole Wheat Banana Muffins instead.
I wasn’t sure how long I would last in the kitchen so I created a super easy banana muffin recipe. I didn’t even use my mixer!
I wanted the banana muffins to be on the healthier side, so I used white whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and Greek yogurt.
The recipe also has four mashed bananas. The bananas keep the muffins super moist and full of banana flavor! I added turbinado sugar on top of the muffins before baking them because I like the sugary crunch. It is always a nice touch!
I went back to bed while these muffins baked. I was worried the smell would bother me, but the smell creeped into my room and had me craving banana muffins like crazy! I am glad the muffins only took about 20 minutes to bake. I wanted one…NEEDED one ASAP!
The Whole Wheat Banana Muffins hit the spot! I loved every bite…and Caleb loved them too. They may not win any beauty awards, but boy are they tasty!
I put some in the freezer for later, but I am already getting into my stash. These healthy banana muffins are perfect for breakfast or snack time. I love them as a midnight snack. I’ve been waking up hungry in the middle of the night and these muffins have been a lifesaver! I am going to have to make another batch. I guess we better go buy some more bananas!
If you like these banana muffins, you might like:
- Best Banana Bread
- Chocolate Banana Bread
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins
- Vegan Banana Blueberry Muffins
- Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins
Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
- 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 large ripe bananas about 1 ¾ cup mashed
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Turbinado sugar for sprinkling on muffins before baking, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Peel the bananas and mash with a fork. Place the mashed bananas in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, coconut oil, egg, Greek yogurt, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Fill muffin liners three-quarters full. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 23 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store, covered, at room temperature.
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These are amazing!! I’ve made them for staff, family and friends and they get two thumbs up each time!
Question: at what temperature and for how long would you recommend these in a loaf pan?
These are great! I cut the sugar down to half a cup and everyone loved them, including the kids. I haven’t made them with all the sugar but I don’t think it was missed. Thanks for another great recipe!
This recipe is absolutely perfect. Simple, delicious, and healthy. I felt I might want to add more ingredients like some nut, but they are so flavorful nothing else is needed. Texture, timing, and ingredients are right on. I will definitely make these muffins again. Thank you so much for this wonderful addition to my muffin recipe collection!! Joni
They look so tasty!! But if i dont have greek yogurt can i use milk?? And canola oil instead of coconut oil? I know that would make them less healthy though
I am sure both of those adaptations will work just fine. I hope you like them!
Can I substitute the same amount of vegetable oil for coconut oil? Thanks!
LOVED these! Thanks so much for the recipe! They were so soft and fluffy 🙂 Ate a couple and then froze the rest. They kind of stuck to the muffin wrapper though, perhaps spray a little cooking spray in the wrapper next time?
Glad you liked the muffins! The spray might help or try different liners. You can also just spray the pan with no liners.
Could one add protein powder to this recipe?
Any idea of nutrition facts on this recipe? I’m mainly looking for calories and # of muffins the recipe should make.
I added dark chocolate chips, chopped pecans & a couple of Tablespoons of Flaxseed.
Baked only 19 mins. OMG THEY WERE DELICIOUS.
Can you use canola oil instead of coconut oil and just plain yogurt.
These were a hit at daycare. I disdain out the coconut oil for canola and I added some unhealthy chocolate chips. The ministers whole wheat muffins I have ever made.
These were a hit at daycare. I left out the coconut oil for canola and I added some unhealthy chocolate chips. The moistest whole wheat muffins I have ever made. (Also had to sub regular yogurt for Greek)
Glad the muffins were a hit!
Made these but added 1 cup chocolate chips. They were delicious but really soft. Next time I might reduce the yogurt amount.
Can I use coconut sugar instead of regular sugar?
Hi, is the banana amount still supposed to be 1 3/4c mashed when doubling this recipe? Looks like maybe that part wasn’t updated maybe. We make these muffins allllll the time! We all love them and they make great breakfasts and snacks. My kids ask me to put mini chocolate chips in them too. I love the turbinado sugar on top — it makes such a subtle delicious difference!
Making them right now for the second time. Delicious muffins!! I threw in a handful of chocolate chips too. Just saw the recipe for Strawberry Banana muffins. Can’t wait to try them too! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Chocolate chips are always a good idea:)
I just tried these for the first time and they are really good. I made them into mini muffins.
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