Strawberry Banana Muffins
Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!
Breakfast is something I think about all the time. That may sound strange, but it is the most important meal of the day and it should never be skipped in my opinion.
I personally would never skip breakfast, and I always make sure to prep something healthy for those busy mornings.
One of my favorite things to make for breakfasts (and snacks) is healthy muffins. I’m a firm believer that muffins don’t need tons of oil, butter and sugar to taste good.
My blueberry lemon muffins, healthy banana muffins and these Strawberry Banana Muffins are living proof!
This recipe was adapted from my Banana Nut Bread recipe, which is my go-to banana bread. It’s got a light, fluffy texture and you’d never know it was whole grain!
I originally published this recipe back in 2013 and decided it was time to update the photos and modify the recipe.
The old recipe had more ingredients than necessary, and it’s all about keeping things simple when it comes to meal prep right?
The old recipe included a combination of Greek yogurt and skim milk, but when I was testing my banana bread recipe I realized that the texture was lighter and fluffier without the Greek yogurt.
I’ve also decided that using all whole wheat white flour is much easier than using a combination of whole wheat and all purpose flours.
These Strawberry Banana Muffins are now better than ever with a shorter ingredient list, which makes them even easier to make.
I truly believe that things do need to be simple to stay on top of meal prep.
Keeping things simple means always having a few staple ingredients in the pantry to make it really easy to whip up a batch of healthier muffins or quick breads at any given time.
These muffins take all of 10 minutes to pull together, and they’re freezer friendly (if you can keep them around that long).
We go through tons of bananas over here, but we still get at least 3-5 overripe ones during the week. I love freezing them for smoothies and muffins/breads.
You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe, but if you use frozen ones be sure to thaw them and blot dry with a paper towel before adding them to the batter.
These healthy strawberry banana muffins couldn’t be easier to make and they’re muffins that you’ll feel good about serving your family.
Simple never tasted so good!
More muffin recipes you’ll love:
- Almond flour blueberry muffins
- Chocolate zucchini muffins
- Banana oatmeal muffins by Gimme Delicious
- Healthy pumpkin muffins
If you try this recipe I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me at @flavorthemoments on Instagram!
Strawberry Banana Muffins
- 1¾ cups whole wheat white flour or you can use 1 cup all purpose with ¾ cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- ¾ cup coconut sugar you may substitute this with granulated or brown sugar
- ⅓ cup coconut oil or your favorite
- ¾ cup milk dairy or non-dairy
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large bananas 1 cup mashed
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line the muffin cups of (2) standard muffin pans with (16) paper liners, (12) in one pan and (4) in the other.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, vigorously whisk the eggs, coconut sugar and oil until frothy (about 1 minute). Whisk in the canola oil, milk, vanilla and banana.
- Stir in the dry ingredients until just incorporated, then fold in the chopped strawberries.
- Using an ice cream scoop, evenly scoop the batter into the prepared liners. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and the tops spring back when pressed gently.
- Remove from heat and cool in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove the muffins from the pan and cool completely.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Muffins keep for up to 5 days stored in an air tight container at room temperature or freeze in a zip top bag.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
37 Comments on “Strawberry Banana Muffins”
These are simply gorgeous! Love the strawberries in it, my husband would love them!
Thanks, Aimee! I can’t seem to get enough strawberries lately!
This recipe sounds tasty– love the flavor combo! BTW, these photos look amazing, great job with them!
P.S. if you want to use liners on a low fat/fat free muffin, just spritz them with nonstick spray. Works for me all the time!
Thank you, Kelly! I will use your tip, too. I prefer to use paper liners as they always look nicer!
I am all about waking up to a couple healthy muffins for breakfast. And I am always searching for new recipes to make them! These look wonderful. I love strawberries and banana together. 🙂
Today I spread some peanut butter on one. It was tasty!
Your muffins looks totally delicious and I love that they’re made with greek yogurt!
Thank you, Rosie! I almost always have Greek yogurt for eating AND baking!
Such pretty photos! And you’re making me wish I had one of these as a snack right now : ) I really like that there’s whole wheat flour in these … and of course plenty of strawberries (my favorite!)
Thank you, Ashley. Coming from you that means a lot, because I always admire your photos! Ill trade you some muffins for your southwestern salad…deal?!
what is the nutrition info on these muffins, – need fat, carbs, protein and fibre
Hi, Lynne. While I don’t have the exact info for my muffins, the recipe that I adapted them from, Ellie Krieger’s Better Blueberry Muffins have the following info: Calories – 200, Fat – 1g, Sat. Fat – 1g, Fiber – 3g, Chol.-35mg, Sodium 230mg. I’m sorry the carbs weren’t listed, but I’d venture a guess to say it’s around 30g. I hope this helps!
These muffins are just so darn gorgeous Marcie! Hard to believe they’re healthy 🙂 Pinned!
Thank you, Trish! These are some of my favorite because they’re healthy without tasting like it.
I just made your muffin recipe. They are delicious! Moist but not greasy. Oh and I love the subtle cinnamon taste. This recipe is a keeper! 🙂 Thank you so much!
I’m so glad to hear the muffins worked out for you! Thanks so much for the feedback, and have a great day, Julie! 🙂
I just used your recipe with the following changes… they are in the oven right now: I used 1 cup of a gluten free mix flour, 1/2 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup quinoa flour, 1T flaxseed and 1T chia seed. I used plain nonfat greek yogurt instead of the vanilla yogurt and I used almond milk instead of the regular milk. My husband has Celiac DZ, so we have to go gluten free. Thanks so much,
Hi, Anne! I’d love to know how they turn out as I love gluten free options. I hope you enjoy them!
Just tried these and they turned out really well. I’m a novice baker who had to find a strawberry banana muffin recipe after my granddaughter requested one to make for her mama for Mother’s Day. I found several recipes online but decided to try this one. I substituted applesauce for the oil and added 1/4 teaspoon vanilla because the yogurt we used was plain. Also used non-fat milk because it’s what we had. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Everyone’s reaction was the same, they were very good. We’ll be making them again. I don’t normally comment on recipes but I almost didn’t try these because there weren’t enough comments from people that had tried them. These are worth trying, and pretty easy. Prep time however, for a novice baker and a 6 year old, takes way longer. Probably close to 90 minutes, but I knew that would be the case. For me by myself it probably still would have been at least 45 minutes prep. But well worth it.
These muffins are one of my most popular recipes, but I haven’t gotten much feedback on them, so I really appreciate your taking the time to do this! I’m glad to hear they were a success for you, and I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!
I think about breakfast all the time too, Marcie, so I certainly don’t think you are weird or odd! I kid you not, at least 3 days out of the week I eat breakfast for dinner as well as for breakfast. Lol. I’m a breakfast fiend and I LOVE me some muffins! These look glorious!! Love that they are healthier and strawberry banana is one of the best combinations! Pinning! Cheers!
I’m glad you have an obsessive breakfast personality too! lol Thanks so much Cheyanne!
Most days I do good with breakfast, but I do need to get into a better habit of eating healthier dishes every day. These muffins are gorgeous, Marcie! Strawberry banana muffins are one of my favorites and these look perfect for breakfast or dessert. I wish I had one right now as a late day snack!
Thanks so much Gayle — I wish I could pass you one! 🙂
I feel the same way about breakfast! It’s my favorite and quite possibly the only reason I get out of bed in the morning. 😉
Strawberry banana is my favorite combo and these look perfect!!
I’m with you Sarah…I wouldn’t get out of bed if there were no breakfast! 🙂
I’m always thinking about breakfast too, Marcie! I could never go without it like some people – I’d be a hot mess! I’m also with you on healthier muffins – there’s no need something full of sugar and fat first thing in the morning. Can’t wait to try these with the kiddos! 🙂
I’m so cranky when I don’t eat — I just can’t go without food! haha Thanks Katherine and have a great weekend!
Yasss! I haven’t made homemade muffins in a long time so I’m DEFINITELY pinning these tasty looking babies so I can hopefully make them this weekend or next! I get wait to get all up in these muffins 😀
I’ve been making quick breads but not muffins — I was overdue! Thanks Christina and I hope you get some muffins baking soon!
Made these today and added chopped pecans. I didn’t have any whole wheat flour in the house so I subbed cornmeal. Delicious! Thank you!
I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed these and that your substitutions worked Laura! Thanks so much for the feedback!
I love that these are lightened up and healthier! Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day, and I often plan out what I’m going to have before I go to bed! I’ll definitely be planning these out for breakfast some time soon!
I’m lazy in the morning so I need a plan! haha Thanks Leanne!
All of what you say is true Puja, and for these reasons you’ll never catch me skipping breakfast (or any meal for that matter)! Thanks so much and I hope your weekend is going well! 🙂
Can the sugar be substituted with honey of maple syrup?
Normally you would use about 1/3 less honey or maple syrup for the sugar, but I’ve never tried it so I’m not sure what the results would be.