Monday, June 20, 2011

Muffin Monday - Banana Bread Muffins

Happy last day of spring! Our local weather forecast is calling for an end to the cool, wet weather we've been experiencing just in time for the arrival of summer tomorrow! Lord willing, we'll be planting the rest of our vegetable garden a little later this week once the ground dries up a bit. :) In the meantime, we'll be enjoying a couple of this week's muffins which were inspired by this recipe. Enjoy!

Banana Bread Muffins
makes 12

2 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 c. Rapadura sugar (or dark brown sugar)
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1.5 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. coconut oil, melted (or butter)
1 t. real vanilla
2 c. mashed, overripe bananas (about 4)

1. Preheat oven to 425F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil).

2. Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and walnuts into a large bowl and stir together.

3. We like to use our mixer to smash our bananas for baking...

4. Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Stir in milk, vanilla, and bananas, then slowly whisk in melted coconut oil (or butter).

5. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened (don't over mix your muffins!).

6. Fill prepared muffin cups; cups will be full.

7. Place filled muffin pan in oven and immediately reduce temperature to 375F. Bake about 20-25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown; rotate pan after ten minutes for even baking.

8. Cool slightly in pan; carefully remove muffins to wire rack.

Bon appetit!

We'd love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 24th installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. (There are 27 more to come, stay tuned...)

Today's Muffin Monday post is being shared at: Mouthwatering Monday, Healthy Home Economist, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesdays, Titus2sdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Home Sweet Farm, Far Above Rubies, 2 Maids a Baking, Traditional Tuesday, Healthy 2day Wednesday, Real Food Wednesdays, Living Well Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday, Fight Back Friday, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday


  1. I love bananas, this one sounds great!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Tanya Phillips6/20/2011

    Those look yummy. I will have to make these as I love all things banana!!

  3. Debbie & Tanya - Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. these sound perfect for any time of the day morning breakfast, snack or to follow a meal thanks for sharing come see me at

  5. Yum! I think I will have to call you the Muffin Mama. [o= I will try these real soon but I still got to try your last ones still. [o; Hope it is sunny down your way and the garden is soaking it all up.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

    PS: God has been hearing your prayers b/c I am going through so much healing, thank you. A bit tired going through the healing but it is good.

  6. Mary - Try them when you can and let us know what you think. :) The sun made an appearance yesterday (welcome summer!), and I'm sure our garden benefited. Blessings back at ya! ~Lisa

  7. Oh my goodness! I have to try these! We found your blog through a link party and are your newest followers! We would love for you to follow us and "join the sisterhood!" We also have an awesome giveaway going on right now!

  8. I love how you have made these banana bread muffins so healthy, yet they sound so tasty too! Your photos are wonderful too. Thank you for sharing them with Let's Do Brunch, Lisa. Hope to see you there again this week!

  9. I made these this morning and I give them 5 stars. YUM!

  10. Julia - Thanks for stopping by! It is a real pleasure knowing others are enjoying our muffin recipes. :) Blessings to you, ~Lisa

  11. The kids and I made these together (with about half ww and half white flour (that's about the best I can do for my family's tastes). They turned out great. I like that these muffins seem to have more banana and less sugar than the standard banana muffin, love the good banana flavor.

  12. Rachel - Thanks for letting us know! I know what you mean about the "more banana/less sugar" thing. I figured that with that many bananas, not that much sugar would be needed! We're so glad your family enjoyed these. Blessings! ~Lisa

  13. Just to let you know, in the written directions you left out the sugar and put baking soda twice :) Ours came out good even with leaving out the sugar! I will try these again.

    1. Thanks so much for letting me know!! So glad these turned out for you despite the typo. Happy baking, ~Lisa


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