whole grain peanut butter banana muffins

by Cait on August 9, 2012


I have to tell you something.

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And you might not believe me.

Especially given these.

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But, I actually HATE bananas.

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True story.

Actually, I should amend that statement.

I hate bananas…UNLESS they’re baked in something.  Same thing with blueberries.  Slap those suckers into a cookie or a muffin and I’m totally fine with them.  Serve them up to me on a plate by themselves and I struggle to even look at them.

Why does that happen?

I know I’m not the only one out there like that.  This girl is a self-proclaimed banana hater just like me.  Yet she eats them.

It might not seem like it makes sense….but it actually does.

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I promise.

And if you don’t believe me just ask Katie…she (and her 18 addendum’s) will verify my story.

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Anyway, the moral of my story is that if you don’t like bananas, don’t worry, because you’ll still like these.

Especially if you crack one open, warm from the oven, and slather it with peanut butter until it melts.

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Whole Grain Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (from Measure of Happiness)

Makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup 0% plain Greek Yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tins with baking cups and lightly spray with canola oil.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients together–mashed banana, honey, peanut butter, yogurt, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon).
  3. Add the wet and dry together and stir until just combined – do not over mix.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter into the muffin tin until the cups are 3/4 full and bake on the middle rack in the oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm and slather with peanut butter

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 9, 2012

You hate bananas?! Wow. ;)

These muffins look awesome. I love using yogurt in baked goods!

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Cait August 10, 2012

I know, I’m a freak. And I do too – it makes it so super moist!

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Lauren August 9, 2012

Funny because I’m not the biggest fan of bananas myself but I always have a ton on hand. I like them in things, yogurt bowls, baked goods, etc. but I hate to eat them alone.

These muffins look fab lady!

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Cait August 10, 2012

I’m glad you understand that! People always act like I”m crazy when I say that!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile August 9, 2012

I’m obsessed with bananas. Can’t believe you don’t like them! Different tastes for everyone I guess :D These look great!

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Cait August 10, 2012

I wish I did! Every once in a while I’ll try to eat one and I always end up wasting it!

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Kelly August 9, 2012

These look great! I am with you and Katie…I am not a big banana eater. Actually the only way I like them is frozen and then blended in a smoothie.

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Cait August 10, 2012

Yay! Glad to have another on our side :)

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 9, 2012

I was the same way when I was a kid. I hated eating bananas, but I loved them baked in things. Jay is that way too! He won’t touch a banana, but he begs me to bake banana bread. They do make some mighty tasty baked goods!

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Cait August 10, 2012

Isn’t it so funny how that happens?? I can’t figure it out for the life of me!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots August 9, 2012

ugh banana muffins are my favorite and peanut butter makes them a million times better! I wish I hadn’t had breakfast already and I wish I wasn’t at work right now!

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Cait August 10, 2012

It’s okay – make them this weekend and take them all week! :)

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Katie August 9, 2012

Yessssssssss! It SO does make sense. Maybe because we basically have the same brain…but it SO does make sense. Oh, and peanut butter and bananas and BREAD? You’ve got it exactly right.

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Cait August 10, 2012

Hahah – I’m glad you think so! And yeah, I think our same brain definitely helps out with it making sense :)

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Jenny August 9, 2012

My brother hates cheese. won’t touch it. But he’ll eat pizza by the box. Can you explain that?!? These look delicious btw :)

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Cait August 10, 2012

Hahah – I know people like that too!! How funny is it that that happens!?

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 9, 2012

LOVE it!!! …..My husband is allergic to bananas so if I don’t get them all eaten, I have some yucky ones sitting around- love finding new muffin recipes!

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Cait August 10, 2012

These freeze really well too so if you can’t eat the whole batch in time, just pop them in the freezer and they’re great for grab and go snacks :)

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Rachel August 9, 2012

I used to loove bananas lol now they give me hives :/

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Cait August 10, 2012

Oh no! I bet pumpkin would be great in these too :)

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kris August 9, 2012

these muffins look aamazing. i may just need to go out and buy bananas today…

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Cait August 10, 2012

Do it! You won’t regret it :)

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Karlee August 9, 2012

i dont really like bananas planeither but why do I still buy them?! I do like them frozen, just by themselves or in smoothies.

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Cait August 10, 2012

Haha I know. Everytime I look in my cart and see a thing of bananas I feel slightly confused. But I always use them!

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Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana August 9, 2012

Looks delicious, cait! I love the PB and banana combo :)

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Cait August 10, 2012

It’s such a good one :)

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Grace August 10, 2012

You know how you love granola?
Today I discovered something amazing: hot granola.
Have you tried it before? Make it and top with bananas…if you’re still up for it ;)

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Cait August 10, 2012

Oooh I haven’t but I LOVE that idea!!

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Helena August 19, 2012

How many calories would be in each muffin? :)

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Cait August 20, 2012

Oooh I’m actually not sure about that – I’m sorry! :(

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