Banana Protein Muffins


These healthy banana muffins are packed with protein thanks to ingredients like peanut butter and Greek yogurt, while white whole-wheat flour gives them a fiber boost. Serve them for breakfast or for a grab-and-go snack.

Banana Protein Muffins
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 ½ cups white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • cup creamy natural peanut butter, well stirred

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup mashed banana (from 2 very ripe bananas)

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Whisk yogurt and peanut butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, banana, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla; whisk to combine. Fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture until the flour is mostly incorporated.

  3. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups (3 heaping tablespoons each); sprinkle evenly with walnuts. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm or let cool completely, about 30 minutes.


12-cup muffin tin

To make ahead

Wrap airtight and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 62IU 1%
Sodium 194mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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