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Hello! I hope you’re excited about this Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffin Recipe! I sure am!

I know it’s been FOREVER since I last posted! You see, I’ve been a little busy lately. Since my last post in April I’ve finished two half marathons, two triathlons, planned a wedding, bought a house, started a new job at work, went on my bachelorette party in Mexico, moved into the house we bought, GOT MARRIED, went on my honeymoon to Costa Rica, traveled all over Texas to celebrate our first holiday season as newly weds with friends and family, and finished moving into the house we bought. It feels good to FINALLY have free time again!

Don’t worry, during all of the madness I continued to cook and come up with new recipes. Let’s be honest, there was no way to keep me from using my big new kitchen! My recipe book is full of new creations and I cannot wait to share them with you! Before I share this delicious and very healthy Greek Yogurt Banana Muffin Recipe without, I would be remiss if I didn’t share some of my favorite wedding photos! THANK YOU to the wonderful Beth McElhannon Photography for capturing all of these perfect moments! 

Such fun memories!

Ok, I’ll stop fantasizing about the best day ever and share this recipe with you! 

First of all, this recipe is SUPER easy to make. In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients laying around your house! I love this recipe because all of the ingredients are natural and wholesome. Because there is no oil, flour, or butter in these muffins you actually feel good after eating one of these bad boys! 

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins- ingredients

The batter is made from oats, greek yogurt, and “old” bananas. Just because a banana looks black, bruised, and feels extra soft does NOT mean you should throw it out! In fact, you should wait until your bananas show these characteristics before making this recipe. In my opinion, the older the banana, the better. While this isn’t 100% necessary, I highly recommend it (as long as your banana is not rotten). On a side note, you should not use green or unripened bananas to make this recipe. The batter just won’t be the same. 

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins- Oats and Bananas

VERY IMPORTANT! If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this paragraph. The lack of oil in these muffins WILL cause them to stick to paper muffin liners. I learned this the hard way after my first attempt making these. I basically had to perform surgery to remove the paper liners from the sides of the muffins before eating them. YOU MUST USE FOIL MUFFIN LINERS!!! I use the Reynolds Foil Baking Cups. YES- you should remove the paper liners! These are only used to prevent the liners from sticking together in their package. You should also grease the muffin pan, as well as the insides of the liners with non-stick cooking spray.

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins Batter

These muffins take a mere 10 minutes to prep. Simply pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray your muffin pan and the insides of your cupcake liners with non-stick cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl or kitchen aid combine oats, bananas, greek yogurt, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and eggs. Mix until well combined then stir in in dark chocolate chips, pecan pieces, and honey. Mix on medium-high for a few seconds until well combined. Fun fact, my sweet grandmother picked and shelled these pecans herself! They are so tasty and I love having them around the house to use in my recipes!

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins Batter

Use a large spoon (or my personal favorite, an ice cram scoop) to fill each foil lined muffin pan about 3/4 full. Top with a few dark chocolate chips (optional) and pop them in the oven. My best results came from baking these for 15-20 minutes on the middle rack. You should remove these delicious bites from the oven once a tooth-pick comes out clean and muffins are a dreamy golden brown.

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

I know you will be DYING to dig in, but let them cool for about 10 minutes before taking that first bite. Let the countdown begin.

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

Congratulations! After the longest 10 minutes of your life has passed, you’re free to eat up!

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

You can eat these for dessert, a snack, or a quick on-the-go breakfast. My {new} husband, Greg, loves to eat these before long triathlon training sessions. Sometimes he spreads peanut butter across the top, which is delicious if I do say so myself.

If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate or pecans, you can certainly use milk chocolate chips, walnuts, almond slivers, or cashews! The sky is the limit!

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins

Skinny Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins
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You won't find any oil, four, or butter in these muffins. Instead, enjoy all of the fresh, natural flavors of clean eating. We won't tell anyone your secret!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. • 2 ripe bananas
  2. • 1 cup + 1 TBS plain non-fat Greek Yogurt
  3. • 2 eggs
  4. • 2 cups of rolled oats (old fashioned or quick oats will work)
  5. • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  6. • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
  9. • 3/4 cup raw pecan pieces
  10. • 1-2 TBS all natural honey
Instructions
  1. • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. • Spray a muffin pan with non stick spray. Line cupcake tins with FOIL cupcake liners (be sure to remove the paper from inside the foil liners). Spray the inside of the foil liners with cooking spray. This is VERY IMPORTANT because the lack of oil in these muffins can cause them to stick to the paper liners.
  3. • Combine peeled bananas, Greek yogurt, eggs, rolled oats, light brown sugar, baking power and baking soda in a large bowl and mix on high speed until all ingredients are combines and batter is smooth.
  4. • Stir in dark chocolate chips, raw pecans, and honey, mixing on low speed if needed until chocolate chips and pecan pieces are evenly dispersed.
  5. • Spoon batter into greased, lined muffin pans, filling each about 3/4 full. If you wish, sprinkle 2-3 dark chocolate chips on top of each muffin.
  6. • Bake on middle rack of oven for 15 - 20 minutes, until tops are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!
Notes
  1. • You should only use FOIL cupcake papers. If the foil papers are lined with thin paper you should remove it! The lack of oil in these muffins will cause them to stick to the papers.
  2. • Muffins will stay good for about a week when stored in an airtight container
  3. • Enjoy these for dessert, a delicious snack, or for breakfast on the go!
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