These delightful muffins are stuffed full of tasty and good for you ingredients!

I’m pretty sure in another life I was a banana. I absolutely love them. I also love peanut butter and you know what goes well with peanut butter? Yeah, you know. Anyway, it’s rare that I have ripe bananas for banana bread because I eat them before it gets to that point. Luckily, Shop n Save has my back and sells their older bananas that are perfectly ripe. I make these muffins pretty much every week. They are an easy, cheap snack or breakfast with a side of eggs. I usually eat them as a bedtime snack with some peanut butter or vanilla ice cream. Yum!

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These muffins are sweetened with maple syrup. To this specific batch I added pecans and chocolate chunks because I got excited. I’ve only ever used whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour in these, but if you want to use white flour a good rule of thumb is to use 1 cup of white flour for every 3/4 cup wheat flour.

Whole Wheat Cranberry Banana Nut Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (or avocado/butter/canola)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup milk (or water)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mix-ins – in these I used 1/4 pecans, 1/4 chocolate chunks, 1/4 dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line a muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil and maple syrup. Add the eggs and mix. Then add the bananas  and milk and whisk well.
  3. Add the baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Get rid of the whisk and switch to a big spoon. Slowly stir in the flour until combined and then add in additional mix ins. Pour mixture into each muffin tin, about 1/4 cup per muffin. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes, checking until the center comes out clean. Let them cool or risk a burnt and sad mouth.




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