Make: Under-100-Calorie Peanut Butter and Banana Mini Muffins


Photo by Becca Boyd

‘Tis the season for portion control, friends. In fact, I’m going to go ahead and insist you make smaller portion sizes your very best friend this holiday season. Here’s why: By limiting how much you eat of each seasonal holiday treat, you can happily savor every once-a-year delicacy without having to join the throngs of resolution-ers flocking to the gym on January 1st. 

You can begin your love affair with smaller portions with help from this week’s featured recipe. If you like a healthy, homemade muffin with your latte each morning, just make it mini. These peanut butter banana muffins are full of fiber, protein and healthy fat — the trifecta for a beautiful start. By using a min-muffin pan, you’re able to keep your portion control in check while edging out your hunger — just long enough to get you to the next holiday party, that is.

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Banana Mini Muffins
Makes three dozen

1/3 c. coconut oil, melted
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 eggs
3 overripe bananas, mashed
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 3/4 c. white whole-wheat flour
1/3 c. old fashioned oats
2 tbsp. ground flaxseed


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Whisk melted coconut oil, honey, peanut butter, eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla until smoothly combined.
  3. Whisk baking soda, salt, flour, oats and flax until well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and fold to combine. Do not over mix.
  5. Grease mini muffin pan or, if desired, line with paper liners. Scoop batter into muffin tin, filling 2/3 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool about five minutes in muffin tin and remove to wire rack. Let cool completely and store in airtight container at room temperature.

*Only have a regular muffin tin? Every direction remains the same, just bake them for about 20 to 22 minutes.

Per mini muffin: 93 calories, 4 fat grams, 9 milligrams cholesterol, 88 milligrams sodium, 96 milligrams, 12 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 5 grams sugar, 3 grams protein.

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