Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

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Maple-Sweetened Banana Muffins

11 servings


35 minutes

total time


1/3 cup melted coconut oil or extra-virgin olive oil*

1/2 cup maple syrup or honey

2 eggs, preferably at room temperature

1 cup packed mashed ripe bananas (about 3 bananas)

1/4 cup milk of choice or water (I used almond milk)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for sprinkling on top

1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats (optional), plus more for sprinkling on top

1 teaspoon turbinado (raw) sugar or other granulated sugar, for sprinkling on top


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius). If necessary, grease all 12 cups of your muffin tin with butter or non-stick cooking spray (my pan is non-stick and didn’t require any grease).

In a large bowl, beat the coconut oil and maple syrup together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well. Mix in the mashed bananas and milk, followed by the baking soda, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon.

Add the flour and oats to the bowl and mix with a large spoon, just until combined. If you’d like to add any additional mix-ins**, like nuts, chocolate or dried fruit, fold them in now.

Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with a small amount of oats (about 1 tablespoon in total), followed by a light sprinkling of sugar (about 1 teaspoon in total). Bake muffins for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool. You might need to run a butter knife along the outer edge of the muffins to loosen them from the pan. These muffins will keep at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They keep well in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag for up to 3 months (just defrost individual muffins as needed).


Serving Size

1 muffin



Total Fat

7.6 g

Saturated Fat

1.3 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


31 mg


219.8 mg

Total Carbohydrate

33 g

Dietary Fiber

3.4 g

Total Sugars

12.6 g


4.5 g

11 servings


35 minutes

total time
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