Monday, August 27, 2012

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

David started back to school last week (he's a music teacher) and it's really hard for him to make time to eat breakfast before he leaves in the morning. He'd rather get in as much sleep as possible because his days are so hectic - I don't blame him! Inspired by this post, I decided to make mini banana bread muffins for him to eat on the go. These little two biters are perfect for the road, especially since he has plenty of time to eat them on his 50 minute drive. We have tons of bananas stored in the freezer so I thought this would also be a good way to use up some of our banana stock. I used this recipe for the muffins and they turned out really well.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Mini Muffins
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil (vegetable oil works as well)
  • 1/2 cup raw local honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hot water


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and grease your mini muffin pan (I used my nonstick pan so I didn't have to grease).

2. In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together.

3. Add the eggs and beat well.

4. Stir in bananas and vanilla, then stir in the salt and cinnamon. Lastly, stir in the flour, just until combined. At this point you can also add in nuts or raisins if you wish.

5. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter.

6. Pour batter into your pan.

7. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and swirl with a toothpick for a pretty marbled effect (optional).

8. Bake for 12 minutes, or until tops of muffins spring back when poked with your finger. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

9. Remove muffins from the pan and enjoy!

After the mini muffins were all baked and cooled, I put them on display in my cake stand so that David can see them when he grabs his keys and remember to pick up a few muffins before heading out the door.

These are great as is, but a little bit of cream cheese (I use this non-dairy cream cheese) and honey really takes them over the top. I bet they'd be great with peanut butter, jelly, butter, nutella, or just about anything else you can think of!


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  1. I can't wait to try this for my family. Great recipe! ♥

  2. I never though to make a whole wheat version of banana bread/muffins. These look really good! That's one of two recipes I have lost over the years that I really kick myself for. I had an awesome banana bread recipe, and the other was for peneuche fudge. :(

    1. I hate when I lose recipes! Really frustrating. Thanks for stopping by, Chris :)

  3. I love any kind of bread! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe on TALU!

    1. Me too! I'm a bread girl for sure. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Hey Tammy, thanks for sending me the link to these. I have pinned in my to try later. I especially like that is whole meal flour that you used as well.


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