Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

By Rena |

These peanut butter banana muffins are healthy, fluffy, and easy to make. They make for a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert, and they are rich in peanut butter flavor. Moist, delicious, and satisfying.

top view of peanut butter muffins on pan

When life throw ripe bananas at you make muffins. So many different ways to dress up your banana muffins whether you add peanut butter, make them cocoa powder for some chocolate muffins, or add plain chocolate chips for some chocolate chip banana muffins. You can get so creative! These peanut butter banana muffins and simple, easy to make, filling, and healthy. Made with oat flour, peanut butter, and for a bit of sweetness we added honey. They are perfect as a snack, a healthy treat, or an on-the-go breakfast to jumpstart your day.

why you will love these banana muffins

  • Loaded with flavor: If you are a peanut butter lover, you will love these muffins. They taste so good with the added chocolate chips. The peanuts add a nice salty crunch to the muffins which could be optional.
  • Easy to make: Super easy to make these muffins. Simply mix the wet ingredients first then add in the flour, salt, and chocolate chips.
  • Healthy treat: Makes for a great healthy treat. These peanut butter banana muffins are made with simple clean ingredients.
hand holding peanut butter muffins

Ingredients you will need

Ripe bananas
peanut butter
honey or maple syrup
eggs
vanilla extract
oat flour
baking powder
salt
dark chocolate chips
salted peanuts, optional

ingredients to make healthy peanut butter muffins

How to make homemade peanut butter banana muffins

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 12-16 muffin cups. (depending on size)

In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas with a fork. Whisk in the peanut butter, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the oat flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips.

Divide the batter among your prepared muffin cups.

Bake at 350F for 18-20 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

fork mashing rip banna on a plate
mixing chocolate chips into the muffin batter

Recipe note and tips

  • peanut butter: you may use any other nut butter of your choice. Our next favorite is almond butter.
  • flour: we used oat flour. you can make your own flour by blending rolled oats in a blender until you get a flour consistency. 1 cup rolled oats should yield 1 cup of oat flour. You can use any other flour of your liking, like gluten-free or all-purpose flour.
  • honey: use maple syrup, agave, brown sugar, or cane sugar. Monkfruit sweetener is also good.
  • Peanuts are optional but add an additional crunch.
  • depending on how big your muffins are, they should yield 12-16 muffins.
  • consider using sugar-free chocolate chips. Tastes just as great.
muffin batter poured on muffin pan before baking

frequently asked questions

What is the secret to making moist muffins?

If your muffins are coming out dry and crumbly, there are a few things that could be causing this. You could be over mixing the batter, overcooking it, or not adding enough oil/butter for moisture. We recommend using some sort of oil or butter. In the case of this peanut butter banana muffins recipe, the peanut butter has enough oils/fats to make the muffins moist and not dry.

What is the best oil to use for baking muffins?

If your muffins do not have any nut butter as one of the main ingredients then it is wise to add some sort of oil. Even though canola oil tends to be the preferred choice for most, we love using coconut oil as a healthier alternative. Even olive oil will be another great choice to use.

How to store banana muffins?

You may store your healthy homemade banana muffins on your kitchen counter covered for 24 hours. Then store in a container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Reheat in the microwave if you prefer to serve the muffins warm. You only need to reheat for 10-15 seconds.

muffins stacked on one another on a plate

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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Easy, fluffy, and moist peanut butter muffins. Made with ripe bananas, peanut butter, oat glour, eggs, chocolate chips, and other pantry staple ingredients. So delicious.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanuts chopped, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cups.
  • In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas with a fork. Whisk in the peanut butter, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the oat flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter among your prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350F for 18-20 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

  • peanut butter: you may use any other nut butter of your choice. Our next favorite is almond butter.
  • flour: we used oat flour. you can make your own flour by blending rolled oats in a blender until you get a flour consistency. 1 cup rolled oats should yield 1 cup of oat flour. You can use any other flour of your choice like gluten-free or all-purpose flour.
  • honey: use maple syrup, agave, brown sugar, or cane sugar. Monkfruit sweetener is also good.
  • Peanuts are optional but add an additional crunch.
  • depending on how big your muffins are, they should yield 12-16 muffins.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg
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top view muffins on a plate

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  1. Jessica says

    5 stars
    These came out really good! Light and fluffy, perfect amount of sweetness and very healthy! I would definitely make these again

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