Nutty and Nutritious Banana Muffins

Bananas always seem to disappear before they are ripe enough for us to actually cook with them. So when there were 2 overly ripe ones just waiting for the right recipe to come along, that recipe did indeed appear.

Hot from oven

Cleveland Clinic has a “Daily Dose” newsletter (you can sign up here) that has really great healthy recipes – recipes that are both tasty and unique in use of ingredients. For instance, these Nutty Banana Muffins include ground chia seeds.

Chia Seeds

The muffins have just enough sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Mixed Dough

Ready to Enjoy

We enjoyed them warm from the oven, with a small dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of fresh (frozen) cranberries.

Dry Ingredients

(FYI – We did not have white grape juice concentrate, so Greek yogurt was substituted. Just added enough to keep the batter thick yet moist. Also added some Craisins.)

On the cooling rack

Tower of muffins

Hope you enjoy these soon!


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12 Responses to Nutty and Nutritious Banana Muffins

  1. laurasmess says:

    Haha, I am the opposite to you, I always end up with too many bananas in the fruit bowl going brown and speckly! My default recipe is banana bread (with similar ingredients to this) but these lovely muffins look perfect. I’ve never seen fresh or frozen cranberries sold over here (in Australia). We do get dried ones though (imported from Ocean Spray usually, haha). Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!


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  3. Oofff I wish I had one of those right now!


  4. Those looks terrific & funny that you post this since I have 2 overripe bananas sitting in the fruit basket looking sad. What a healthy start to the day.


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