whole wheat banana blueberry muffins

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 whole wheat banana blueberry muffins

People ask me all the time how I get my kids to eat breakfast before school. I guess most kids have a hard time getting up and eating right away.  For us it’s just never been an option. Breakfast is important, and we don’t skip it, ever.

whole wheat banana blueberry mufins

I think it helps when you make them them a breakfast that they like. I may not enjoy getting up early, but two or three days a week I get up a few minutes earlier than usual to make them pancakes or waffles before school. Charlie likes eggs, Stella cereal, so those make an appearance too.

whole wheat banana blueberry muffins

And I always try to have muffins on hand. One of my favorites lately are these banana blueberry muffins. They are a great way to use up ripe bananas, which we always seem to have on the counter.

On mornings when I  struggle getting out of bed (like today) muffins make a great, fast breakfast paired with fruit or yogurt, and the extras make great lunch box or after school snacks. And with teenagers in the house we go through a LOT of after school snacks.

whole wheat banana blueberry muffins

whole wheat banana blueberry muffins


  • 2 cups white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  • heat oven to 375 degrees
  • grease or line muffin tin with liners
  • combine all dry ingredients
  • whisk together the eggs, bananas, butter, milk, and vanilla
  • pour the wet ingredients over the dry, and stir just until combined
  • carefully fold in the blueberries
  • spoon into muffin tins, cups will be full
  • bake at 375 for 25 minutes
  • cool in pan 10 minutes, and then remove to rack to finish cooing

whole wheat banana blueberry muffins


back-to-school breakfast from friends –

bananas foster smoothie – mom on timeout

cinnamon toast crunch french toast – wine and glue

lemon blueberry scones – something swanky

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