Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

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These Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are a quick make-ahead breakfast that will fill you up and hold you over until lunchtime. They are perfect for busy people who need a grab and go meal.

Thank you Bolthouse Farms® for sponsoring this post.

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins on a wire rack with Bolthouse Farms

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

Made with whole wheat flour, ripened bananas, and Bolthouse Farms® Protein Shake, these muffins are full of good for you vitamins and minerals. They give you the boost you need to get your day started without all the guilt!

Since we learned that my husband will be losing his job at the end of the year, I have been working double time to make this little blog of mine a source of income.  I pretty much work from sun up to sun down without any breaks in between.

So much goes into building a profitable website.

Most of the time I forget to eat breakfast. I’ll grab my cup of coffee and begin work in front of the computer, then before you know it, it’s lunchtime.

On the rare occasion, I’ll grab a cinnamon raisin muffin,  banana bran muffin, or homemade English muffin.

More often than not, I end up skipping breakfast and I don’t recommend anyone do that. But, I just get so busy and forget to eat.

close up of a Whole Wheat Banana Muffin in a muffin tin

That’s why these easy healthy banana muffins can be such a great alternative.

You can make them ahead of time and then grab one to go with your cup of coffee or tea in the morning. They are even great with a glass of milk.

Coming up with a recipe for healthy banana muffins can be tricky. You take out too much fat and the muffins turn into dense bricks. You take out the sugar and they’ll taste like cardboard.

I like my muffins to be fluffy, sweet, AND somewhat good for you.

These whole wheat banana muffins are fluffy, sweet, and incredibly delicious. The muffins are full of protein and contain important vitamins and minerals, which make them the perfect treat to start your day!

Banana Muffin Recipe Ingredients

How to make healthy banana muffins

The secret to the extra boost of nutrition lies in Bolthouse Farms Banana Honey Almond Butter Protein Shake. It’s one of their new flavors and it’s AH-MAZING! Their refrigerated beverages are perfect for getting your nutrition on the go.

One bite of these banana muffins will reassure you that nutritious can taste delicious!

Easy Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Bolthouse Farms has a wide range of premium refrigerated beverages including protein shakes, smoothies, juices, and cafe drinks. There’s truly something for everyone. They have six new flavors which are available at grocery stores nationwide.

These Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are a quick make-ahead breakfast that will fill you up and hold you over until lunch time.

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

These Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are a quick make-ahead breakfast that will fill you up and hold you over until lunchtime. They are perfect for busy people who need a grab and go meal. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup mashed banana about 1 small ripened banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups Bolthouse Farms® Banana Honey Almond Butter Protein Shake
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • dried bananas for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400°F. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with paper liners. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a whisk and make a well in the center.
  • In a separate large bowl whisk the sugar, butter, oil, banana, eggs, protein shake, and vanilla together until well blended. Add to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Cups will be filled to the rim. Top each muffin with a slice of dried banana.
  • Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the muffins in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove muffins and cool for 10 minutes longer.

Notes

Adapted from Cook's Country.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal

Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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Nutritional values here on my recipes should be used as a general guide only. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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15 Comments

  • Krys | Hungry Rants

    I love banana anything and the added protein boost is such a great idea. These muffins look delicious plus I wouldn’t feel too guilty for eating them for breakfast!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    I never skip breakfast, partly because I get hangry if I don’t eat and also because breakfast is my favorite meal. So high five to breakfast eaters everywhere! 😉 Muffins are a serious weakness of mine, and these look delicious! Love that these are whole wheat and have a lot of protein! Bodacious bananas up in here! Cheers, friend!

  • Kelly

    I was so good about having breakfast every morning but lately I’ve been skipping it too. Baking a batch of these muffins to have ready sounds like the perfect solution. They look SO delicious and I love that you added the protein shake from Bolthouse.

  • mira

    I used to often skip breakfast! I think muffins are the perfect breakfast! These look amazing! Need to try Bolthouse, I can’t believe I haven’t yet!

  • marcie

    I don’t think I’ve ever skipped breakfast one day in my life — I go to bed thinking about what I’m going to eat when I wake up. lol These muffins look delicious, Jen, and Bolthouse Farms protein sounds like a great addition to make them even more nutritious!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I always eat something really quick and easy for breakfast otherwise I don’t make it to lunch. I’m like you and like to get to work as soon as possible because I am most productive in the morning. Baking a batch of these banana muffins on the weekends to enjoy throughout the week sounds like a great idea. I love that you used the protein shake too!

  • Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

    Wait, what?!?! You forget to eat?! I’m sorry — I just can’t relate! 🙂

    I actually wake up starving, so the first thing I do is make my coffee and eat a snack while my coffee brews. Then it’s breakfast a little bit later!

    Banana bread and muffins are favorites around here, and I obviously love the healthy protein and whole grain boost in this recipe. Printed it out and I’ll try to make them with the kids this afternoon! Hooray!

  • Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I looooove banana muffins! They’re basically everything you love about banana bread in one sweet little muffin package! These look so ultra-moist and jammed packed with banana flavor, Jen! So want one (or 10) to go with my coffee right now!

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks

    Gosh, I’m terrible about eating breakfast. I usually just have some coffee then go, but I’m always starving by 10:30. I’m sorry to hear about your husband’s job. Hopefully he’ll find something new before the end of the year and I’m sure your website will (and already is!) a smashing success! Seriously, just look at these creative and delicious muffins! And all your cakes and cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Danielle

    I tend to just grab a protein bar every morning for breakfast, which isn’t bad but sometimes I feel like I just want to eat normal breakfast food! These muffins look so easy and are such a creative way to use their protein shake too! These would be so perfect for a grab and go breakfast in the mornings.

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I have a bad habit of skipping breakfast, too! I love making muffins or breads so that I have something easy to grab. These banana muffins look so good, Jen! I love Bolthouse Farms too, especially the new protein shakes, so this sounds like the perfect combination!