Fully Loaded Banana Muffins

My Fully Loaded Banana Muffins

My Fully Loaded Banana Muffins

Fresh baked muffins are a favorite treat in our home in Northern Minnesota. We are coming off a streak of 23 consecutive days of subzero weather, in what has already become one of the coldest winters on record. Baking gives my young daughters and I project, fills the house with warm delicious scents and gives the house a nice little pop of heat.

One one particularly cold day we threw these Fully Loaded Banana Muffins in the oven, got dressed and went out side to blow bubbles.

Chasing frozen bubbles

Chasing frozen bubbles

We were outside in the frigid air for less than 5 minutes. Enough time for the  muffins to bake and for us to escape cabin fever for at least one more day.

We love these Fully Loaded Banana Muffins with hot chocolate late in the afternoon. It’s a hardy muffin that will restore your energy after sledding or blowing frozen bubbles in the Arctic air.

Some of the ingredients listed below like zest, flax-seed, and nutmeg are add-ons to a basic recipe. You can substitute or omit the ingredients all together. I do not suggest messing with the dark chocolate chips. Chocolate is delicious and keeps the muffins soft and moist.

Stay warm and enjoy the opportunities this cold temps bring us!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Fully Loaded Banana Muffins
Wholesome after school snack and a great use for left over ingredients and over ripe bananas.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Muffins
Serves: 12
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Grease muffin tin
  3. Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk mashed bananas, butter, eggs, yogurt, and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
  5. Gently fold banana mix into the flour mix. Gently stir in orange zest and chocolate until just combined.
  6. Bake 25 minutes.


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18 thoughts on “Fully Loaded Banana Muffins

    • I hope you do Cyndi. I would love to hear your thoughts on the recipe!

  1. I love banana muffins.. this is another great recipe to have in my corner! And it is freezing in NY as well.. enough winter, let the spring arrive!

    • These will help as the cold winds blow the latest storm into the North East. Hang in there KungPhoo!

    • Thanks Jennifer!

    • Me too Cara. The flax seed blends in nicely. I prefer the texture over more traditional cake-like muffins.

    • We did Lexie! These outrageous temps are just a hoot. We are making the best of it and loading up on fresh baked goods!

  2. katherine bartlett says:

    We totally blew bubbles the other day when it was freezing out too!

    • Good for you guys Katherine! You have to enjoy the day, no matter what the weather!

    • I wonder if it’s just an American tradition Jeanette? I bet your family would like this recipe. My Irish husband was dubious when he was first offered a banana muffin. He loves them now though.

    • Lucky you Eileen! I’d love to have a chef in the family. Enjoy!

    • I hope you try these. They are so quick and so delicious!

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