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Strawberry Banana Muffins

Strawberry Banana Muffins

These strawberry banana muffins are light and fluffy, while still being on the healthier side, made with whole wheat flour, and less oil and sugar!

Banana muffins get made on a regular basis around here. My kids go through them in record time. And these strawberry banana muffins are one of our favourites!

banana muffins with strawberries

I’ve been making these muffins for at least 15 years now, and we still love them just as much as we did the first time I made them.

They taste great, they’re super light and fluffy, even though they’re made with 100% whole wheat flour, and they’re filled with juicy strawberries and great banana flavour.

Plus, I always seem to have over-ripe bananas ready to bake with so I need to have lots of banana muffin recipes to choose from!

whole wheat strawberry banana muffins

You can even use fresh or frozen strawberries for these muffins. I do tend to use fresh strawberries for this recipe, as I don’t love chopping up frozen strawberries, but I have made them with frozen berries as well. If you’re using frozen strawberries, don’t thaw them before using. Just stir in the frozen berries.

If you’re looking for a great recipe to use up some over-ripe banana, give these strawberry banana muffins a try. They make a great breakfast or snack!

strawberry banana muffins

How do you make muffins from scratch?

Making muffins from scratch is very easy to do. Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl, and the wet ingredients together in another. Then make a well in the dry ingredients, pour the wet ingredients in, and stir just until combined.

The most important thing with muffins is to not over-mix the batter. You want to stir just until the ingredients are combined. It’s even okay if there are a few streaks of flour left in the batter.

If you mix the batter for too long you will end up with dense muffins rather than light and fluffy ones.

strawberry banana muffins

Are muffins a healthy breakfast?

I think it depends on the muffin. Some are no better than cupcakes as far as how healthy they are, some make a great breakfast of snack.

These strawberry banana muffins fall into the second category. They’re made with whole wheat flour, and less oil and sugar than you typically find in a bakery style muffin. So I have no problem enjoying one of these muffins for breakfast.

Not all the muffins on this site are really meant for breakfast though! My kids are always asking if the muffins are available for breakfast or not. These strawberry banana muffins, yes; these apple muffins with a crumb topping, no. Delicious, but not super healthy!

whole wheat strawberry banana muffins

What is the best way to store strawberry banana muffins?

I find the best way to store muffins is in a container that is covered, but not sealed tightly. This is because muffins have a lot of moisture and tend to get sticky on the tops if they are stored in an airtight container. Keeping them covered loosely helps with this, although they won’t last as long this way, usually just 3-4 days.

Layers of paper towels below and on top of the muffins will also help absorb any excess moisture.

If you want your muffins to last a little longer, keep them in an airtight container, but be aware that they will get sticky on the tops. To bring them back to that “just baked” state, you can reheat them in the oven at 350F for about 5 minutes to warm them up and re-crisp the tops.

whole wheat banana muffins with strawberries

How to make Strawberry Banana Muffins:

  • Make sure not to over-mix the muffin batter. Less is more with muffins, and if you over-mix the batter you will end up with dense muffins. Stir just until the ingredients are combined.
  • I’ve made these muffins with whole wheat flour, or with all purpose flour, and both are tasty so use whichever you prefer, or a combination of the two.
  • I like to use an ice cream scoop to portion out the batter into the muffin tin. This helps with getting the muffins all the same size, and with getting nice domed tops on the muffins.

Here are some more great muffin recipes for you:

banana muffins with strawberries
Yield: 12 muffins

Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

strawberry banana muffins

These strawberry banana muffins are light and fluffy, while still being on the healthier side with whole wheat flour, and less oil and sugar!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed banana (3-4 medium)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  
  2. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray or line with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and mashed banana.  
  4. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  
  5. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients to it. Stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in the strawberries.
  7. Divide batter between the 12 muffin cups, they will be almost full.  
  8. Bake for 17-19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.  
  9. Let the muffins cool for 5-10 minutes in the muffin tin, and then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store the muffins in a container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze them for up to 3 months.

Notes

I've used both regular and Greek yogurt as well as substituting unsweetened applesauce for the yogurt with good results.  You can also increase the brown sugar to 1/2 cup, but I find that the bananas and berries give these muffins enough sweetness and it's not needed.

I've used frozen and fresh strawberries and both work well.  

You can use all purpose flour instead of whole wheat if you prefer.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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