Whole-Wheat Banana (Nut) Muffins

I’ve always had a thing for banana nut muffins, but not until I cut out all highly processed food did I realize that the standard muffin is kind of like a cupcake minus the icing.

If you look up muffin recipes online they typically call for white (refined) all-purpose flour and sugar – lots of it. Some recipes call for as much as a cup (or even more) of sugar in a batch of 12 muffins. Some cupcake recipes I found also call for that same amount!

So leaving off the icing and calling it something different means we can eat cupcakes for breakfast? Whose grand idea was that!? Well, thankfully if you use whole-grain flour and a smaller amount of (a more natural) sweetener – muffins can actually be the breakfast food we were all hoping for. Enjoy!

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins from 100 Days of #RealFood
Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins from 100 Days of #RealFood

Whole-Wheat Banana Nut Muffins

I've always had a thing for banana nut muffins, but not until I cut out all highly processed food did I realize that the standard muffin is kind of like a cupcake
4.8 from 64 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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Servings: 12 muffins (or 36 mini muffins)



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with paper or silicone liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Make a well (hole) in the center of the flour mixture and drop in the eggs, butter, and syrup. Mix with a fork until it just comes together and set aside.
  • In a small bowl mash the two bananas together with the back of a fork. Carefully fold the bananas and walnuts (if using) into the muffin batter and distribute evenly into the 12 muffin cups (or 36 mini muffin cups). Bake until they begin to brown on top and a toothpick comes clean when inserted in the center, about 20 to 22 minutes for regular sized muffins or 12 to 14 minutes for mini muffins.


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Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Whole-Wheat Banana Nut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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318 thoughts on “Whole-Wheat Banana (Nut) Muffins”

  1. I’ve made these many times and I always use brown sugar instead of maple syrup and it is always lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I can’t eat dairy or eggs. Has anyone tried using non-dairy yogurt and something like flax meal or chia seed instead of the egg? These look amazing.

    1. 100 Days Admin

      Hi Ann, one of our readers had this to say “I’ve made these egg free with egg replaced and dairy free with coconut oil instead of butter, I’ve also reduced the maple syrup to 1/4 cup and they still taste great!” Hope this helps – Nicole

    2. I always make these vegan and they turn out wonderful. I replace egg with a flax-egg, and the butter with coconut oil.

  3. Does this make 12 standard size muffins or 12 huge muffins? I need to make 24 regular size muffins (2 muffin tins) and just wondering whether to double the recipe. Thanks!

    1. Jen, I actually just made these yesterday and it made just enough for 12 standard size muffins. – Nicole

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