Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

**This post was originally published on April 23, 2013.  The recipe and photos have been updated.

Breakfast is something I think about all the time.  That may sound strange, but it’s true.  It’s the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped.

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 healthier, whole grain muffins.  I’m a firm believer that muffins don’t need tons of oil, butter and sugar to taste good.

These Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are living proof!

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

This recipe was adapted from my Perfect One Bowl 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. 

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

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 Healthier 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 Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins take all of 10 minutes to pull together, and they’re freezer friendly (if you can keep them around that long).

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

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 Healthier 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!

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthier Strawberry Banana Muffins are light and fluffy whole grain muffins packed with fresh strawberry and banana flavor!

Ingredients:

  • 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 canola oil
  • ¾ cup skim milk (or your choice of non-dairy)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients until just incorporated, then fold in the chopped strawberries.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Muffins keep for up to 5 days stored in an air tight container at room temperature or freeze in a zip top bag.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 16 muffins, Serving Size: 1 muffin

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 147
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg
  • Sodium: 77mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 3g