Healthy Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt

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Choose nuts for super healthy banana muffins. But, even with chocolate chips, these get a seal of approval. Whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt and lots of sweet banana make these moist and hard to resist and very healthy.

Healthy Banana Muffin with Greek Yogurt on plate

Next time you have two lonely, unwanted, over-ripe bananas sitting on your counter, don’t throw them out.  When I’m not making Banana Oatmeal Cookies, I enjoy these healthy banana muffins with Greek yogurt. The riper the bananas, the sweeter the result!

Sometimes I freeze bananas that start to go brown for smoothies, or make easy ice cream. But, I’d rather freeze these muffins instead and pull them out for a healthy breakfast or snack.

I hate to throw food out!

Last week I could just tell that two bananas were going to pass their prime before anyone gobbled them up. So, I made up a batch of dry ingredients, the same base recipe that is used for Zucchini Muffins and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins.

Then, I waited…and watched…and eventually…I enjoyed a nice batch of Healthy Banana Muffins.

Healthy Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips or Nuts on plate

How to Make Healthy Banana Muffins

I’ve come up with a master healthy muffin mix that can be adjusted depending upon the occasion. You’ll find whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour and Greek yogurt instead of oil. Then, we sneak in something special that keeps it healthy and moist.

Moist Healthy Banana Muffins with Chocolate Chips split in half

In this recipe, banana is the star and it naturally sweetens the muffin so less sugar is needed too. We often opt for a stevia/sugar blend to keep the sugar content low.

Mini chocolate chips, walnuts or both can be added. My crew loves chocolate and it won out the banana muffins pictured.

Tip: Liberally spray the muffin tin liners to prevent sticking. Because oil is not used, these are prone to sticking, unless this precaution is taken.

Healthy Banana Muffins with Nuts on plate

I’ll take two please!

These would store well in the freezer. But, I never get the chance to freeze any. The recipe makes about 8 muffins. Next time, I’m going to leave an entire bunch of bananas sitting on the counter. 🙂

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Healthy Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt

These banana muffins are super moist and tasty. Greek yogurt, whole wheat flour and sweet banana make them healthy too...even if you opt for chocolate chips!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup Stevia sugar blend or 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup banana mashed, about two ripe bananas
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips or walnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Stir banana, egg and yogurt into the dry mix.
  • Fold in nuts or chocolate chips.
  • Fill muffins tins lined with paper liners or coated with cooking spray about ⅔ full. (Tip: If using paper liners, spritz them with cooking spray too!)
  • Bake for 20-25 minute or until the muffins are firm and lightly browned on the top.
  • Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool further.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 3% | Calcium: 2.7% | Iron: 3.6%
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Comments

  1. These look so YUM! I always have over ripe bananas and look for healthy ways to work them into something tasty.

  2. I’m always looking for new weekend recipes and a good use for overly ripe bananas (I have three right now!)

  3. Ginny McMeans says

    These look so moist and delicious! Thanks and I think I will make chocolate and nuts!

  4. I can never get enough banana muffins esp when there are chocolate chips involved.

  5. Oh my goodness! YUM! I am SO making a batch of these and pinning this for sure!

  6. I love muffins! These look delicious!

  7. Those look great, my fav would be with nuts and chocolate chips!! YUM!!

  8. I love that you used Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour in these. Delicious!

  9. I love putting yogurt in my muffins and other baked goods – they always come out so moist and without all the guilt!! Sounds great, Marjory!

  10. They look nice and moist! If I made those I’m not sure guests would get any!

  11. Just made these today and also added some frozen blueberries to the mix and they turned out great. The muffins are nice and moist and light. Will be making these again.

  12. I love banana muffins, especially with chocolate chips! These are perfect!

  13. Rosemary says

    I love muffins, so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it, and they were so delicious, thanks for the recipe.

  14. These are awesome! I want to give this recipe to my parents since my dad is on a more restricted diet. Can the salt be omitted entirely or is that detrimental to the recipe?

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