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healthy peanut butter banana muffin

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

The BEST peanut butter banana muffins that are packed with protein and peanut butter flavor. These gluten free peanut butter banana muffins are naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup, dairy free and a great on-the-go healthy breakfast or snack. Try them with mini chocolate chips!

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free peanut butter banana muffins, healthy peanut butter banana muffins, peanut butter banana muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 218 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • Wet ingredients:
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium ripe bananas)
  • ¾ cup natural creamy or crunchy drippy peanut butter (just peanuts and salt)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon dairy free milk of choice (I like almond milk)
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour* (you can make your own -- see notes section)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup mini chocolate chips (dairy free, if desired, plus 2-3 tablespoons for sprinkling on top)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line a 12-cup muffin liner with muffin liners and spray the inside with nonstick cooking spray to prevent muffins from sticking to liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, peanut butter, eggs, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract and milk of choice until smooth.
  3. Next stir in the oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Evenly divide batter into muffin liners.
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer muffins to wire rack to cool and enjoy! Makes 12 muffins.

Recipe Notes

How to make oat flour: you can easily make your own gluten free oat flour by simply placing gluten free oats into a blender and blending/pulsing until they’re smooth and resemble flour. This is probably the cheapest option. For this recipe, you’ll most likely need at least 1 1/2 cups of gluten free rolled or old-fashioned oats to make about 1 cup gluten free oat flour.

If you are using unsalted peanut butter, you can make the recipe as is. No need to add more salt.

If you're looking to make these muffins peanut free, I think they'd be perfect with a drippy almond butter or cashew butter.

Check the full post for freezing instructions.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.9g18%
Saturated Fat 2.4g15%
Carbohydrates 24.4g8%
Fiber 2.7g11%
Sugar 12.3g14%
Protein 6.2g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.