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Banana-Peanut Butter Chia Seed Muffins

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Made with bananas, peanut butter, and chia seeds, these muffins pack a lot of healthy elements into one breakfast treat.
by: Girl vs Dough
Updated Mar 15, 2017
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  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup ground Nature Valley™ peanut butter crunchy granola bars (about 3 packages)
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ripe large banana, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper baking cups.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk together flours, ground granola bars, brown sugar and baking powder.
  • 3
    In another medium bowl, whisk together milk, peanut butter, mashed banana, egg, vegetable oil and vanilla until smooth.
  • 4
    Add wet ingredients and chia seeds to dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
  • 5
    Divide batter among paper baking cups. Bake muffins until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven. Remove muffins from muffin tin and cool on a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information

230 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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