Healthier Banana Muffins with a Crunchy Nut Surprise

Summer/early Fall is the time of year where if you don’t have air conditioning your bananas go from good to bad in about 2 days.  What to do with all those almost-bad bananas? bake! A bonus is with this recipe you don’t have to feel guilty, either.


Healthier Banana Muffins with a Crunchy Nut Surprise- slightly adapted from Prevention RD  (but there wasn’t much to adapt because her recipe was awesome!)

Makes: 12 muffins

1 cup oats
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup skim milk
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Soak the oats in the milk for one hour in the refrigerator
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  3. Spray muffin with non stick spray, or line tray with cupcake liners.
  4. Combine the soaked oats, bananas, egg, and vanilla extract.
  5. In another bowl combine the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  6. Combine the dry and wet ingredients together. Spoon into the prepared muffin pan and fill each cup halfway. Then add small sprinkle of chopped walnuts (about 5-6) and continue to fill the muffin cups with batter.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until done.

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