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Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins! You are going to love these fluffy, moist healthy banana muffins! Perfect for an afterschool snack or breakfast.
If time permitted, I would wake up every day to freshly baked muffins. The way my kitchen smells after I pull these babies out of the oven is heavenly. One of these plus a giant mug of coffee is the perfect way to say, good morning.
Scrounging through my baking closet only to find a few single mini muffin liners made me realize that I don’t make muffins enough. I should have an endless supply of regular – and mini – muffin liners available at a ripe bananas notice. The moment the bananas have softened just right, it’s muffin time.
I want these muffins to be as healthful as they are delicious. Which, thankfully isn’t too difficult. Overripe bananas are sweet and forgiving, pecans are buttery and perfect, and honey is always right.
To give these a little more staying power, I swapped in whole-wheat pastry flour for some of the regular. Whole-wheat pastry flour has less gluten than traditional whole wheat flour resulting in a lighter, fluffier muffin that still packs in the benefits of whole grains. Instead of granulated sugar, I’m using 100% honey in these for a richer sweetness that pairs perfectly with the mashed bananas.
Chopped nuts in the batter plus extra on top makes for the perfect snack on National Nut Day, coming tomorrow. To take advantage of this fun holiday, the Recipe Redux group has devoted our monthly posting to feature nuts! So, get nutty with it. Make these muffins and then check out the full roundup below.
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Healthy Banana Pecan Muffins! You are going to love these fluffy, moist muffins! Perfect for an afterschool snack or breakfast.
For a vegan version, swap in 2 flax eggs for the eggs and maple syrup for the honey!