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Banana Maple Walnut Muffins

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.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 muffins
Calories 236kcal
Author Sweet and Savoury Pursuits


  • 1-1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup light-tasting oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt I use Balkan style
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed bananas from 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnut pieces plus 16 toasted walnut halves to place on top of muffins


  • 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.


Muffins can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for later consumption.
*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.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg