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Banana Muffins

2014 January 23


If you have seen my banana bread post, you know we tend to have an abundance of overly ripe bananas that pop up in these parts. But as much as I love my loaves, I needed something new this week and these muffins were it. I slightly adapted this recipe I found on Pinterest to make them a little healthier but still really yum and they were a perfect not-too-sweet treat that we all enjoyed. The bonus? It was a one-bowl recipe that didn’t require me to pull out anything with a plug. Easy and quick. My very favorite kind. Here’s how you can make them:


2 medium mashed bananas
1 large egg
3/4 cup Greek yogurt (I used low-fat plain)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour (you can use two cups all-purpose, but this was just the right amount of wheat. I am picky about wheat flour in my baked goods because let’s be honest, it usually compromises the taste. This 50/50 option worked great here)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
Some chocolate chips, for fun


  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line a 12-count muffin pan with liners or spray with cooking spray; set aside. Recipe makes more than a dozen muffins. I used the rest to make minis for my kids. Big hit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the egg, yogurt, oil, sugars and vanilla and whisk to incorporate.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until just combined; don’t overmix or bread will be tough. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, using an ice cream scoop to make it easy and relatively neat.
  4. Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes, or until tops of muffins are set, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.
  5. Cool and enjoy. Perfect with a cup of tea, your morning coffee or as a late-night snack.

PS – for those of you who inquired about the recipe for the homemade granola bars I shared on Instagram, it’s coming! I want to experiment with it one more time to tweak one thing so it’s perfect and then I will be sure to share it here!

One Response
  1. January 23, 2014

    Glad you liked my recipe!

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