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Banana Maple Walnut Muffins

Made with oatmeal and whole wheat pastry flour, these Banana Maple Walnut Muffins are healthy, moist and tender. They're perfect for breakfast or a quick snack on the go.

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Banana Muffin on dish.

My favourite way to make use of overripe bananas is to make banana muffins or quick breads with them. Muffins are great because they're already individually portioned, stay fresh for a few days and can easily be frozen for consumption later on.

I love to treat myself to a muffin still warm from the oven with a dab of butter on it, yum!

Basket of Banana Maple Walnut Muffins.

How to Make Maple Banana Muffins

This recipe makes incredibly moist and tender muffins. To make healthier muffins, I used whole wheat pastry flour, quick-cooking oats and maple syrup which is an unrefined sweetener.

Though you can use all-purpose flour to make these muffins, whole wheat flour is more nutritious. When baking, do make sure to use whole wheat pastry flour and not regular whole wheat flour which causes baked goods to be heavier.

Since maple syrup season is upon us, I decided to use pure maple syrup as a sweetener in this recipe. The flavours of maple syrup, bananas and walnuts go perfectly together.

I love adding nuts to muffins for their taste and added texture but also because of their nutritional benefits. I used walnuts in this recipe but you can substitute with pecans.

I spiced these maple banana muffins with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg which makes them even more delicious!

Banana muffin on dish.

How to Store

These muffins will keep in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days. After that store them in the refrigerator or freeze them in an airtight bag for up to three months. Defrost muffins in the refrigerator and warm slightly in the microwave or low oven.

Enjoy!

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Banana Maple Walnut Muffins

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
Made with whole wheat pastry flour, these Banana Maple Walnut Muffins are delicious, moist and tender. They're perfect for breakfast or a quick snack on the go.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 muffins
Calories 230 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1-½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup light-tasting oil
  • ½ cup plain yogurt I use Balkan style
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-½ cups mashed bananas from 3-4 ripe bananas
  • ¾ cup toasted walnut pieces plus 16 toasted walnut halves to place on top of muffins

Instructions
 

  • Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, yogurt, brown sugar, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Add in the walnuts and give it a quick stir. Do not over-mix the batter or you will have tough muffins.
  • Spoon the batter into the greased or paper-lined muffin cups filling almost to the edge of the muffin cup.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the muffin comes out clean about 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the muffins from the muffin pan and place onto a wire rack to cool.

Notes

  1. Toasting the walnuts will add to the texture and the flavour of your baked goods. You can toast walnuts in a 350ºF oven for about 8-10 minutes or until they are lightly browned and fragrant, let cool and chop coarsely.
  2. Muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days or frozen for up to three months.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 228mgFiber: 2gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Banana Maple Walnut Muffins, Banana Walnut Muffins, Maple Banana Muffins, Maple Syrup Muffins
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simplyvegetarian777

Sunday 11th of May 2014

Gorgeous muffins :).

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 11th of May 2014

Thanks :)

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Munira

Saturday 26th of April 2014

Just made these. Delicious fresh out of the oven!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 26th of April 2014

Hi Munira, happy to hear that you made and liked these. Take care.

Mona from Germany

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

I want to try this that morning! All ingredients are already on hand :-)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Hi Mona, that's great, hope you like them as much as I do!

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