Skinny Banana Muffins

Skinny Banana Breakfast Muffins

Muffins always remind me of lazy weekends that’re spent lounging a little longer than usual curled up under the covers. I don’t make them enough and yesterday decided to whip up a skinny version of banana muffins to make weekday mornings a little more special. You know a recipe is going to be a hit when the batter is delicious and you can smell the spices cooking. Checkmark next to both of those qualifications.  A big bonus for this recipe to me is that it doesn’t require any butter or granulated sugar and the only oil is two tablespoons of olive oil. Instead of making the mini muffins like the recipes calls for, I made 9 regular sized ones and cooked them for 20 minutes. For all my north easterners, these are a perfect snow day distraction!

Skinny Banana Muffins
via laurens latest

1/2 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 very ripe large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 c)
1/2 c real maple syrup
2 tbsp light olive oil
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tsp vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins (or regular size) with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In large bowl, stir dry ingredients together until combined. In separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, olive oil, egg whites and vanilla together until combined. Form a well in dry ingredients. Pour in mashed banana and wet ingredients. Stir until just combined. Spoon into prepared pans and bake 10 minutes (or 20 mins for regular sized) or until just cooked. Cool 3-5 minutes before removing from muffin tins. Serve warm or store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Serve with a little bit of butter (or almond butter, if you’re addicted like me) and a side of coffee!




  1. January 27, 2015 / 7:24 am

    I’m drooling!! I want one for breakfast!

  2. January 27, 2015 / 7:28 am

    I make banana bread all the time, but I don’t know why I haven’t made muffins!! Seriously wishing I had one of these right now! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  3. jillian
    January 27, 2015 / 7:46 am

    muffins are my FAVORITE! pinning this 🙂 xo jillian

  4. January 27, 2015 / 7:50 am

    I made 2 batches of something very similar a few months ago, I froze one batch and we’ve been slowly enjoying them. I love these for breakfast!

  5. January 27, 2015 / 8:46 am

    YUM! Banana muffins are one of my favorites, so this skinny recipe is even better. Thanks for sharing!

  6. January 27, 2015 / 12:27 pm

    i want these! love the plate.

  7. January 27, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    Yum!!! If only I could get to the grocery store today and get those ingredients. Staying inside until this snowstorm is over!


  8. January 27, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    These look so good! I’m going to try them soon.

  9. January 27, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    My mother always makes me banana bread to go but these little muffins are much better portion control!

  10. Shelby
    January 27, 2015 / 8:11 pm

    Ooh the use of maple syrup is genius! I’m going to have to try these for sure.

  11. January 27, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Ohhh these sound wonderful! I am so bad about not eating breakfast. But these would be great to take with me!


  12. January 28, 2015 / 12:33 am

    These sound and look delicious Ashley!

  13. January 28, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Banana bread is a big favorite of mine! So these are right up my alley! So good – keep em coming 🙂

  14. Haley
    January 28, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    These sound so yummy! I’ll definitely try this recipe one day soon (maybe this weekend). I also love those plates!

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