These moist muffins were created in my kitchen while trying to bake with whole wheat flour, which has more fiber than all-purpose flour.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray 10 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk 1 1/2 cups sifted whole wheat flour with baking soda, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix together mashed bananas, 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter, egg, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Gently fold banana mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened; do not overmix. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them about 3/4 full.

  • Mix dark brown sugar with 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl, stirring until combined; mash 1 tablespoon unsalted butter into the mixture with a fork until streusel topping resembles crumbs. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

  • Bake muffins in the preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean or with moist crumbs, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Sifting the whole wheat flour adds air and allows the wheat flour to become lighter, so that the muffins are less dense.

Nutrition Facts

277.6 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 43g 14% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 46.1mg 15% DV; sodium 302.2mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
This recipe is the best ever! I was searching and searching for the healthy and delicious baked goods and the idea of moist banana muffin yet entirely whole wheat flour muffin was very tempting. It was very moist. I added organic chia seeds to the flour mixture, and used 1/2 cup of unpasturized honey and 1/2 organic cane sugar instead of white and brown sugar for the topping. I also added organic walnuts on the top. It came out beautifully. Thank you so much for inventing this recipe!!!!! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2012
This recipe is the best ever! I was searching and searching for the healthy and delicious baked goods and the idea of moist banana muffin yet entirely whole wheat flour muffin was very tempting. It was very moist. I added organic chia seeds to the flour mixture, and used 1/2 cup of unpasturized honey and 1/2 organic cane sugar instead of white and brown sugar for the topping. I also added organic walnuts on the top. It came out beautifully. Thank you so much for inventing this recipe!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2012
Very good. I didn't do the streusal topping--I'd run out of steam by then so just topped with a sprinkle each of cinnamon and brown sugar. Hubs and niece really enjoyed them; niece says 4 1/2 stars. Hubs says he'd like more banana flavor--but it was good as is and he says he always would like more banana flavor. I don't have a flour sifter so just put the wheat flour in the KA for a while and ran it--wasn't sure it'd work but it did. Muffins came out moist and not at all dense. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2013
Just took these muffins out of the oven- they are delicious warm with a cold glass of milk. I don't usually like to make changes to recipes when I review them, but I didn't do the topping because I ran out of butter so I added some chocolate chips to the batter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2014
Great whole wheat alternative to the popular "Banana Crumb Muffins" recipe. Made these muffins several times store them in the freezer and they are great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2014
These were GREAT! Since the recipe called for whole wheat (and that is all I had-no white flour) I wondered if they would be dry or too dense but they were delightfully moist and not heavy at all. This recipe is a keeper!Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2015
Loved it!! Best muffins I've ever made. Skipped the streusal bit because I thought it would be too sweet (was naughty and added some apple sauce). Was great warm but got even more moist when cool! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2015
Followed recipe made this twice now. A little too sweet. Will be cutting back on the sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
My kiddo said it might be the best muffin he has ever eaten- and he has eaten a few! Wonderful wonderful muffins using freshly ground whole wheat flour. Used oil instead of butter and made 12 muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
Delicious! I added 1/4 c apple cinnamon applesauce 1/2 c semi sweet chic chips and cut back on the sugar and butter. I also used 4 medium bananas instead of 3. My family loved them! Read More
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