Monday Menu – Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Over the weekend I shared a picture of the whole wheat banana muffins that I was making for our weekend breakfast on Instagram and a couple of people asked me to post the recipe. I was pretty excited! I don’t ever remember anyone asking me to post a recipe on my blog!

whole wheat banana muffins

Monday Menu – Whole Wheat Banana Muffins


  • 3 C whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 C coconut oil
  • 1 C honey (you could use agave too)
  • 4 eggs (I used egg beaters)
  • 2 C mashed bananas (I used little red bananas because that's what the store had on sale)
  • 1/2 C hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Mash the bananas in a small bowl.
  4. In another large bowl whisk together the coconut oil and honey until combined, add in the eggs and then bananas. Whisk until their all combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and alternate with the hot water (to make it easy add the vanilla to the water). Make sure that you mix well after each addition.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins. I used a large muffin pan and a regular sized one and got 6 large and 12 regular. You can use any combination that you want.
  7. For the regular sized muffin pan bake for about 15 minutes.
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They were good! Even more than that they were a bit more healthy than the traditional recipe that I normally make which is full of butter. Yes… that is butter on the muffin you in the picture there… I had to. Why? Everything is better with butter even if it’s not healthy for us.

As a simple, base recipe this is pretty good. But I think that you could jazz them up (that sounds lame doesn’t it?) by adding in some oatmeal, diced apples, chopped walnuts, or even a few mini chocolate chips.

I’ve been trying lately to find way to make some of my baked goods a bit more healthy by using less butter or vegetable oil, sugars, and white flour. Obviously this isn’t going to work for everything but muffins are a great start.

What do you do to make your recipes a bit more healthy?

9 Responses to Monday Menu – Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
  1. Kimberly
    February 18, 2013 | 8:19 am

    Ah! I have been waiting for this recipe since I saw this on Instagram! I’m definitely making these!! Thanks Jackie!

  2. Lolo
    February 18, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    I love banana muffins. These look great!

  3. Kristin Barclay
    February 18, 2013 | 2:22 pm

    Gotta give them a try!

  4. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired
    February 18, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Oh yum! Those look fantastic and I could go for one or two right now. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try sometime.

  5. Mrs. Weber
    February 18, 2013 | 6:21 pm

    I am totally making these in the next day or two :) Think I will take them one step further and add in some ground flax too! I’ve been trying to add a bit to all my baked goods, and cook with more coconut oil to health it up!

  6. Mrs. Jen B
    February 18, 2013 | 8:27 pm

    They look so good! I’ve been using a lot more olive oil and coconut oil as opposed to butter or ICBINB. I’ve also been making it a point to add handfuls of spinach to my morning shake. Such an easy way to add nutrition!

  7. Poppy
    February 18, 2013 | 8:32 pm

    I have every one of these ingredients and some really ripe bananas sitting on my counter – I’m going to make them tomorrow morning because I’m SuperMom (ok, I’ll give you credit!)

  8. Carrie with Children
    February 18, 2013 | 9:16 pm

    These sound delicious! I know my hubby would like them too – adding it to my “must try” list!

  9. Emmy
    February 19, 2013 | 4:58 pm

    No wonder why they asked you to post the recipe- those look good! And whole wheat is always a great thing too.

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