A banana muffin without the guilt.

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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 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.

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  • In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.

  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites slightly. Stir in bananas, sugar, oil, and lemon peel. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in walnuts. Fill muffin pan cups 2/3 full.

  • Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned. Remove muffins from pan.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; 5.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 121 mg sodium. 29.3 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
I omitted the lemon zest, replaced the oil that the recipe asked for with 1/3 cup of applesauce, added an extra 1/4 cup of bananas, and also added some extra chopped walnuts, as it seemed like there weren't quite enough. I don't have a standard-sized muffin tin, so I just filled my 24-mini-muffin-tin. The result? Heavenly, and even lower in fat! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2008
the perfect amount of bananalicous flavor all wrapped up in a muffin! a definite winner with my roommate! i added extra walnuts and about a cup of flaky multi-grain cereal for extra texture. then i mixed that same cereal with some brown sugar to create a sweet and crunchy topping. Read More
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233 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 144
  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
I omitted the lemon zest, replaced the oil that the recipe asked for with 1/3 cup of applesauce, added an extra 1/4 cup of bananas, and also added some extra chopped walnuts, as it seemed like there weren't quite enough. I don't have a standard-sized muffin tin, so I just filled my 24-mini-muffin-tin. The result? Heavenly, and even lower in fat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2006
I omitted the lemon zest, replaced the oil that the recipe asked for with 1/3 cup of applesauce, added an extra 1/4 cup of bananas, and also added some extra chopped walnuts, as it seemed like there weren't quite enough. I don't have a standard-sized muffin tin, so I just filled my 24-mini-muffin-tin. The result? Heavenly, and even lower in fat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
We added a package of vanilla instant pudding mix and 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup milk to the batter for added moistness. Cut down the oil to 1 TBSP. Added 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/2 cup rolled oats. Also put in about 1 and 1/2 cups of mashed banana. Baked in our oven at 350 for 23 minutes. Delish! Would be great with mini chocolate chips! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2003
This will be a great muffin for my husband and kids to "grab n go" in the morning. I doubled the recipe cut back on the white sugar added 1/2 C brown sugar and it gave them a wonderful bronze color and flavor! I omitted the lemon zest and instead simply added Vanilla Extract. I increased the amount of banana as well using 4 large ripe bananas. I also added extra walnuts for more protein content. All in all I will probably be making this recipe again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
So easy and good!! I was a bit lazy so I used whole eggs ( instead of just whites). Also measured 1/2 cup of walnuts. They came out perfect! Me my husband and my 10 y.old loved them. Keeper!:) Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2005
Very delicious muffins although I did a few alterations. I used whole wheat flour and omitted the zest. I also Cut up length wise a piece of banana and put it in the center of the muffin which made it so moist and a nice surprise in the middle. And you can also add some blueberries to make it even more delish Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2006
Love love love this recipe. Didn't change anything and will definately make again. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
These muffins are really easy to make and very good. I do recommend adding more walnuts then the recipe calls for. And i used one whole egg and one egg white. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2010
After reading others suggestions I made the following changes: 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 3/4 cups mashed bananas (about 3 1/2 bananas) and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. They were great..low cal and quick to fix. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2008
the perfect amount of bananalicous flavor all wrapped up in a muffin! a definite winner with my roommate! i added extra walnuts and about a cup of flaky multi-grain cereal for extra texture. then i mixed that same cereal with some brown sugar to create a sweet and crunchy topping. Read More
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