Looking to change up your typical breakfast routine? These Healthy Banana Nut Bread Mini Muffins may just be the perfect solution.
My grandmother made THE BEST banana bread. While growing up she would make a loaf and bring it over to our house. Not even two days later and it would be gone! Of course the taste was out of this world, but it also included lots of sugar and shortening. So, since I still crave that banana bread recipe I thought I’d revamp it to make it a bit healthier, yet still keep the delicious taste.
With the added nutrition of whole wheat flour and walnuts, what more could you ask for? Ok, maybe you could ask for more, but we’re just talking muffins here. Yes, they still have some sugar and all purpose flour in them. I still enjoy a similar taste to my grandmother’s traditional banana bread, just with a few added nutrients.
My grandmother would make them in a traditional loaf pan, but for little kiddos to enjoy (and not make a complete mess), I like to bake mine in a mini muffin pan. Not only are they the perfect serving size, but they are also easy to freeze (if you by chance have any left over!).
Walnuts are popular tree nuts that are packed full of antioxidants. Walnuts contain mostly healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. They can be an excellent part of a balanced diet, just make sure to eat them in moderation since they are calorie-dense.
How to add these muffins into your day
- Pair them with a banana and a cup of coffee for a satisfying breakfast combo
- Serve them with a glass of milk or yogurt for your child’s snack time
- Bring them along on a road trip this summer
- Eat them along side a Chicken Salad for lunch or dinner
I personally love muffins as part of my breakfast or as an afternoon snack. My kids LOVE these muffins and act as though they are candy when I make them. No joke, it’s quite amusing!
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This Healthy Banana Nut Bread Mini Muffins recipe first appeared on Chocolate Slopes.