My kids love these muffins and they are picky eaters! Great flavor, healthy, and very easy to make. These muffins freeze well and are great for a fast breakfast! Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Combine bananas, flour, oats, eggs, wheat germ, maple syrup, coconut oil, ground flax seed, cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl until batter is well mixed; fold in cranberries and pecans. Fill muffin cups with batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 28 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 37.8g 12% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 312.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
I would make these again just for the smell of them while in the oven. But they taste so good!!! I hadn't cooked with coconut oil before this. I am in love! Many thank yous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2020
I will start with this caveat I didn t have a wheat germ or flaxseed. But as per other reviewer s I thought it would be OK without them. I checked them right at 25 minutes the tops were burnt and totally flat. They did not raise at all. They are definitely hearty but I would say there s way too much maple syrup I wish the recipe had something with more nutritional value like applesauce to add sweetness.? I will try them again with wheat germ and flax next time but I m not super hopeful. Read More
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63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
I would make these again just for the smell of them while in the oven. But they taste so good!!! I hadn't cooked with coconut oil before this. I am in love! Many thank yous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
Nice hearty muffins. Would make again. I added dried berries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2015
Excellent recipe!!! I used whole wheat pastry flour. Only had 2 bananas so I added a little fresh pinapple omitted the wheat germ because I didn't have any and added a half a cup white flour. I also added a few handfuls of fresh cranberries. The maple syrup added just enough sweetness. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2016
Converted to GF replacing whole wheat flour with all purpose gluten free blend and added 3/4 tsp xanthum gum. Then replaced wheat germ with half and half unsweetened coconut and hemp hearts. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2017
So I hate when people make a recipe and say it was perfect but I changed this and that. You need to make the recipe as is first. Well as I was mixing the ingredients I found I did not have everything I needed. Such as only 2 eggs no wheat germ or coconut oil. So I increased the flax seed to 1/2 cup to make up for the egg (flax can be used as an egg sub) and wheat germ and used veg oil instead. They came out amazing. Light and moist. This is definitely going into the recipe book. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
I just loved this recipe. I made a few small changes. I added 1/2 C white flour upped the pecans to 1/2 C and used 1 C of fresh chopped cranberries in place of the dried cranberries. The muffins were still plenty sweet. I got a dozen regular muffins and 3 dozen minis. I always fill my tins a little scant to avoid overflow. It also helps with the calorie count:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2016
I've made this recipe many times and top them with pumpkins seeds to add a little extra crunch! My entire family loves them even the grandkids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2016
I've made these 3 times now. I used frozen cranberries (a whole cup). I used light spelt flour and omitted the wheat germ (I don't have any!) They are fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2015
Made the recipe exactly as written and it was excellent! No need to change or add anything! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2020
I will start with this caveat I didn t have a wheat germ or flaxseed. But as per other reviewer s I thought it would be OK without them. I checked them right at 25 minutes the tops were burnt and totally flat. They did not raise at all. They are definitely hearty but I would say there s way too much maple syrup I wish the recipe had something with more nutritional value like applesauce to add sweetness.? I will try them again with wheat germ and flax next time but I m not super hopeful. Read More
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