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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Not gonna lie. These Whole Wheat Banana Muffins are a bit of a departure from my normal baking routine. I’m not normally one to skip the butter, or use sweetener instead of sugar (except in my coffee and tea, where Splenda reigns supreme). But, when your husband comes home with instructions from his doctor to cut out as much sugar as possible, well, here’s what you do:

Flounder and don’t bake anything for weeks. Then, you get moving. You make something he can truly enjoy, and is doctor approved. And then you make a peach pie. Because honestly, guys, I’m still me. It’s just all about balance. And the simple solution is that James will have a *bite* of pie, and the rest of it will go to friends while he continues to nosh on these muffins all week.

Let’s talk more about these banana muffins. They’re made with olive oil. Don’t give me that face – I was just as dubious. Combined with the white whole wheat, what you get here is an incredibly nutty muffin, whether you put the pecans in it or not.

I was terrified of ending up with little hockey pucks, because, you know, whole wheat – but the texture is perfection. Light, even.

I promise if you give ’em a shot, you’ll really enjoy them. Bonus: they come together in about 15 minutes.

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Monday 29th of July 2013

Can you sub applesauce for the olive oil?


Monday 29th of July 2013

Kristi, I haven't tried it, so I can't speak to the results. Please let me know if you do, because I'd love to know too.

Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies

Monday 29th of July 2013

I've never made muffins with olive oil before, I may have to try it!


Monday 29th of July 2013

Jen, this was my first time too. I was surprised just how delicious it is!


Friday 26th of July 2013

These look delicious, and I'm glad to hear that the texture is light. And, I'm also glad that the pecans are optional. ;-)


Monday 29th of July 2013

Always, Tracy. You could sub in hazelnuts instead, though!


Monday 22nd of July 2013

OOO these are calling my name! An old coworker use to bring in olive oil banana muffins and they were always so good. These look like a healthier option than hers though :) Can't wait to make some!


Friday 26th of July 2013

Let me know how you like them, Steph!