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Back to School Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

August 4, 2013

I'm really awful at eating breakfast. And by really awful, I mean I almost never eat breakfast. I will usually get the kids breakfast and then sit down at my laptop with my beloved coffee until I become human again. By the time the coffee is done, so are the kids, and time for me to eat breakfast goes right out the window!

In less than a month (GAH) school starts for Silas (3 day preschool), and I go back to work so I know the mornings around here are going to be absolutely nuts. It's going to be even busier than it is right now and I was determined to find something to fix in bulk that was completely healthy and portable. Oh and it had to taste good... obviously!

These muffins are made with whole wheat flour and only sweetened with honey and applesauce (of course the bananas are naturally sweet on their own). The raisins are optional, but I prefer them with raisins. Just because raisins rock. My kids and husband inhaled these, so I'll be stocking my freezer with these gems for crazy morning car rides. Along with my coffee with Almond Joy creamer, of course. :D

Back to School Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
recipe adapted from 100 Days of Real Food

2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 overripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup plain (or vanilla flavored) yogurt
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup raisins (optional)

In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt. In a stand mixer, beat bananas, yogurt, honey, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla until well blended. Remove bowl from mixer and stir in flour mixture until moist. Gently fold in raisins (if desired). Divide batter even among a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners that have been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.

So who is crazy excited for back to school?! :)

Here are some other week day breakfast ideas:

Breakfast Waffle-wiches

Banana Applesauce Crescents

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10 comments on "Back to School Whole Wheat Banana Muffins"
  1. I love the sound of this recipe. Its so hard to find recipes without sugar... Thanks for the recipe share.

  2. Trying the comment again...
    Love the recipe, especially its quick grab-and-go and sugarless nature! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh my, oh my. I'm all over quick breakfast recipes these days, also in preparation for school starting. These are perfect. Delicious and perfect.

  4. Yum - I'm pinning these! They look great - and healthy!


  5. Becky Diestelkamp-WoodhamAugust 9, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Yummy! You're making me hungry! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this recipe (and others)!

  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  7. I made these today - I am on a quest to find the very best sugar-free banana quick bread. This recipe comes VERY close! a hint to others - that part about spraying the cupcake liners with non-stick spray? Don't skip it!

  8. These look like something I have to make SOON! Great choice! Sounds like everyone enjoyed them!
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  9. These look SUPER tasty~! I think I'd like as much as the kids :)

    Thanks for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays! Hope you come again soon (Rachael @

  10. I am making these this weekend. i finally have enough bananas left to make them.

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