Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins

These are 100 percent whole wheat muffins. The yogurt helps develop the delicate texture and the toasted walnuts combined with the walnut oil provide an appealing flavor and texture. If you don’t have walnut oil, just use all canola oil. You can enjoy these muffins warm or cool, but the banana flavor intensifies when the muffins cool to room temperature.

Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffins

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Muffin and a cup of coffee
Serves 18 muffins or 38 mini muffins
  • 1½ cups (160 g) walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 5 Tbsp. (70 g) canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp. (14 g) walnut oil
  • ¼ cup (40 g) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. (4 g) vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (121 g) non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 5 (380 g) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1½ cups (153 g) whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1½ tsp. (7 g) baking powder
  • ½ tsp. (2 g) salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line the muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. When the oven reaches temperature, place walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and chop.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the canola oil, walnut oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and yogurt. Whisk to combine, and then stir in the mashed banana and the toasted, chopped walnuts.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to portion out the batter into the 18 lined muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, or until the tops of the muffins are nicely browned.
  7. Cool on a wire rack

Nutrition information per serving (1 muffin, or 1/18 of recipe):

180 calories, 3 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar (2 g added sugar), 85 mg sodium, 165 mg potassium, 10.5 g fat (1 g sat, 3.5 g mono, 6 g poly, 0 g trans), 10 mg cholesterol

Recipe courtesy of The Culinary Institute of America


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