October 1, 2010

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins w/ Pecan Crunch Topping

Rise and shout, readers.  These are healthy, hearty, and downright delicious.  These are a cinch to make and will bring all your sleepy household members out of their rooms with a sweet aroma of banana bread wafting through the air.  These muffins are a perfect grab-n-go breakfast or snack that you can eat without the guilt.  If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, you can freeze them for up to a month and pop them in the microwave for about 20 seconds for a quick bite to eat!
*can you taste the deliciousness that IS these scrumptious muffins?  I must admit that my picture taking, while not perfect, is CERTAINLY improving, wouldn't you agree?*
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 c. mashed very ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
1/2 c. low-fat sour cream or plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 c. pecans, chopped
1/4 c. packed brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 350. Line your muffin tin (this recipe yields about 16 muffins).

Whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, honey, and butter. Add eggs, combining completely but not over-mixing. Add the mashed banana, sour cream, and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture and beat until just combined.

Divide the batter evenly (so the cups are about 2/3 full) among muffin tins. Combine the chopped pecans and brown sugar and sprinkle them on top of the batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack and allow to finish cooling.


  1. Pecan crunch toppings so yummy! This is a great idea. I will put some mint chocolate in the middle of these cupcakes to add some mint-y flavor to it. Thanks for the recipe. I will surely try your recipe.

  2. Those are truly scrumptious on the photos. I can’t wait to try this at home. My kids will surely love this.


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