This recipe for peanut butter banana muffins has been the highlight of my snacking. I made it it even healthier than the original recipe, which is a major plus, and it's easy to make. These muffins are convenient to take with you to that 8 am in order to start your day off with oats to fill you up and a fruit to help those sugar cravings. Here's to making banana muffins less basic.

#SpoonTip: Some of the ingredients that I used were different from the original recipe. Here are some healthier substitutions that you can use: substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour, maple syrup or honey for sugar, and almond milk for dairy milk. I also didn't have vanilla extract in my dorm so I just didn't put it in and I didn't put in salt because peanut butter has enough salty taste that I didn't think I needed it.

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:18 mins
  • Total Time:33 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flower
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 medium overripe bananas about 1 cup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk
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  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients.

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  • Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 375°F. If anyone has used the ovens in the dorms before, you know it takes forever to heat up. Then I mixed the dry ingredients together (flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon).

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  • Step 3

    Smash the bananas in a new bowl and mix in the peanut butter and egg. Add the sugar (or the substitutes), vanilla, and milk.

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  • Step 4

    Add the dry ingredients with the wet. It's okay if it's lumpy.

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  • Step 5

    Put in muffin liners and fill the tins with batter. I didn't have liners, so I sprayed Pam down first and then filled the sections with batter. Don't forget the Pam if you don't have the tins!

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  • Step 6

    Bake for 15-18 minutes and check with a toothpick. Make sure it's not wet on the inside.

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  • Step 7

    If you want, you could add cinnamon sugar on the top of the muffins after they cool. If you want to reduce the overall sugar, eat it plain and it's just as good! I put more peanut butter on top.

I'm sure we've all heard the saying, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." You don't need that extravagant egg omelette to fuel you up for the day. Muffins are perfect for any meal in the day, but especially for those study munchies. You can even feeze them so that they last longer and warm them up—you don't have to eat them all at once (although it's very temping). Nothing is better than hot muffins to give you a boost to your day.