Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut butter and bananas are something that just go together.  Elvis liked them on sandwiches.  I preferred to try them in a muffin form.  When I suggested them to hubby, his immediate response was “Why aren’t those in my belly?”  So I set about adapting my base banana muffin recipe for peanut butter.  The results were moist and tasty, though we both felt that the peanut butter flavor was a bit too subtle (that’s actually the standard response to any dish including peanut butter in this household–MORE PEANUT BUTTER).  The recipe that follows is what I actually did and nutrition info is calculated as such.  Makes 21 muffins at 161 calories and 4.9 grams of fat per muffin.  Featured on Foodbuzz Top 9!
  • 4 medium, overripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (you could go up to a full cup I think, for flavor but that tanks your healthy factor)
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 6 oz. container of plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cup bread flour
  • 1/4 cup milled flax
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the bananas, eggs, vanilla, yogurt, milk, Splenda, peanut butter and applesauce in a mixer until smooth (I normally do this by hand but the mixer did a better job of mixing in the peanut butter).
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients in another bowl.  Make a well in the center.
  4. Add the wet mixture all at once to the dry.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Spray your muffin tins with non-stick spray.
  7. Fill muffin cups about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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3 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

  1. Sounds delicious! I made PB Banana Bread last night that had a light glaze on it, and it was the perfect dessert for a PB lover like me. I’ll have to try this version sometime too.

    1. Oo a glaze! That sounds yum. I was also contemplating the idea that I could just put a small glob of PB in the middle.

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