Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins – hearty banana muffins with juicy strawberries! These banana muffins are perfect for breakfast or snack time!
Banana Muffins for the Kiddo
Caleb likes to help us in the kitchen. He already has his favorite spatula, whisk, and wooden spoon. He doesn’t like Josh or me to use them. They are HIS:) He always is happy to help us stir, whisk, and of course taste. Sometimes he makes a mess, but it is worth it. He is a great helper!
Last week we were putting away the groceries and he asked if we could make muffins. I am always looking for an excuse to bake, so I said sure! We just bought fresh strawberries from the store so I suggested we make Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins. Caleb liked my idea so we got out the ingredients and got started. Caleb made sure he had his special kitchen tools:)
A Muffin Addiction
I love making muffins because they don’t take long to make! Plus, I love picking out cute paper liners. I kind of have an addiction. Our cabinet is overflowing with paper liners. I went with red this time since strawberries were involved in our whole wheat banana muffins. If you don’t have paper liners, you can grease the pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Muffins make a great breakfast on the go and they are perfect for snack time. Muffins aren’t for just the morning, they are good all day long!
Strawberry Banana Muffins Look and Taste Great
Strawberry and banana is a classic combo. These flavors are so good in muffin form! The whole wheat banana muffins are soft, tender, and not overly sweet. The chopped juicy strawberries add the perfect amount of sweetness. I like to add a strawberry slice to the top of each banana muffin to make the muffins extra pretty. I also add a sprinkle of turbinado sugar on the banana muffins. I love the sugary crunch it adds!
Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
Caleb was excited to try his special and healthy little muffins. I unwrapped a whole wheat banana muffin for him with a strawberry on top, and he gobbled the whole thing right up. I enjoyed one too! We had a fun morning baking and eating these strawberry banana muffins together!
Make a batch of Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins this weekend…and get your kids to help! I am sure they will have fun making these muffins…and I am positive they will enjoy eating them:)
If you like this easy muffin recipe, you might also like:
- Morning Glory Muffins
- Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
- Apple Zucchini Muffins
- Easy Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Vegan Banana Blueberry Muffins
- Vegan Chocolate Banana Muffins
Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins
- 2 cups white whole-wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 large ripe bananas 2 cups mashed
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
- Sliced strawberries for garnishing muffins, optional
- 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, and salt. 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. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries.
- Fill muffin liners three-quarters full. Top each muffin with a strawberry slice, if desired. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if desired. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Store, covered, at room temperature.
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Maria, I love it when you post recipes that call for whole wheat flour..I find it gives things a delicious, different taste! Not used enough in baking, if you ask me.
These muffins sound amazing!
I ADORE muffins…and those strawberries are so pretty on top! Love that these are whole wheat and perfect to send in my hubbies lunch! Pinned!
What is it about strawberry and banana that goes together so well? They’re like best friends!
This is the perfect school snack, you know the one, the one that’s sitting in your lunch bag helping you get through the day….just because you know it’s there!!!
Love that you put the cute little strawberry on top! These are almost too pretty to eat. Key word: almost. 🙂
Will regular whole wheat flour suffice……or does it have to be WHITE whole wheat?
These look wonderful!
These are adorable!
Hehe you accessorized the muffins with the liners. Love it!
Beautiful muffins, love that strawberry on top!
Love the strawberry on top! They’re like little hearts 🙂
Wonderful breakfast treats!
How precious that you made these with your small son, and were able to record that moment here for years to come. The muffins are absolutely beautiful, too – he did a great job!
Perfect timing to post this recipe as we had four ripe bananas just begging to go in a baked good. My two year old helped throw them together this morning and then he gobbled two down after they came out of the oven. We all enjoyed them. Delicious and just in time for strawberry season. Thanks!
I adore these muffins!! Love the strawberry on top!
These muffins look great! Gotta love strawberries!
This could be the gateway dessert for my girls. You know, that one that helps me transition from white flour to whole wheat, without them even noticing. What do you think about going half-and-half with white and whole wheat flour, actually, as step one of the switch?
Happy Sunday. 2 of your fabulous banana cakes are cooling in the kitchen. one is for my Mom. I will top it with Peanut Butter Chocolate glaze. the other is for my husband. he likes it unfrosted. If I make a cake for my Mom, I have to make one for him too or Mom’s might not make it out of our door. I make this recipe at least twice a month since I discovered it.
Too cute about Caleb—thank you for sharing. 🙂 🙂 I love muffins too like many of the commenters. The strawberry on top is over the top. Very inviting—-Bite me. Bite me. And I am sure just about everyone would oblige the muffin’s plea.
Late reading this but have already penned the recipe. The muffins sound so good.
These look so good! My boys would LOVE them!!
These are wonderful. I think it would be hard to wreck these—–I used too many bananas and totally forgot to put int the egg, and they still turned out great!!! My family loves them. Can’t wait to try them again and do it the the right way!!
Glad you enjoyed them!
Was wondering if this would work with a gluten free flour instead of the whole wheat?
The strawberry slices on top are a cute touch!
Those strawberries are beautiful! So are the muffins. I love the little strawberry on top of each muffin and I love that these are made with whole wheat flour. Thanks for sharing, Maria! 🙂
Can i used melted then cooled butter as a substitute for the coconut oil?
I have been on a delicious and healthy muffin kick recently and am dying to try these muffins but do not have any coconut oil.
I’ve made these once and LOVED them. I’m about to make them again this morning!! Do you know about how many calories is in each one? Thanks
These look delish! And I looooove strawberries. What are the nutritional values for these muffins?
Wonderful! I’ll definitely be making these. btw. It should be “He doesn’t want Josh or me to use them.”
Because you’d never say, “He doesn’t want I to use them.”
Are these still good the next day? I’d like to make them for my daughters snack for school this week. They’d be a cute valentine snack.
what can i use if i don’t have any yogurt?
Buttermilk or sour cream would work!