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Banana Berry Coffee Cake Muffins

 Banana Berry Coffee Cake Muffins are super moist, loaded with fresh blueberries, mashed bananas, and oats. Made with whole wheat flour and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel, these muffins make for a great breakfast or brunch. 

Banana Berry Coffee Cake Muffins

Have you had enough of me shoving fruit recipes in your face this week? I hope not because I am in no way done. I have lost all self control with summer produce– you’d think I was a fruit hoarder if you wandered through my kitchen right now.

There is cantaloupe. Watermelon. A big basket of peaches. Cherokee Purple and Roma tomatoes from my garden. An absurd amount of strawberries in my fridge. Blueberries.

The only summery fruits I seem to be missing right now are blackberries. I haven’t managed to get my hands on the blackberries just yet because you have to take out a personal loan to afford like 5 blackberries at the grocery store. What’s the deal with that?

Anyway.

Banana Berry Muffin Recipe

Fruity muffins are one of my favorite kid-snack solutions.

These boys are eating us out of house and home. Are they this hungry during school? Because I am pretty positive I don’t pack this much food in their lunch boxes.

I’ve been trying to help them understand BALANCE in food, in their snacking. If you just eat a handful of pretzels you will be hungry again in 15 minutes! But if you have a few pretzels, a few nuts, and a glass of water, you can get out of my face for at least an hour so let’s try that, shall we?

Coffee Cake Muffin Recipe

My favorite is when they think I can’t hear them tippy-toe into the kitchen and rummage through the cabinets. They do the sloooooooow crunch with the pretzels hoping that the 3,541st episode of Mythbusters will camouflage the sound of the endless noshing.

I am here to tell you– Mommy hears EVERYTHING. You are not fooling me. Also– the empty bag of tortilla chips you left on the shelf? Not smooth, dudes.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Banana Blueberry Oat Muffins

But!!!                   These muffins.                     They are filling!

And loaded with fruit. And whole wheat flour. There’s only 1/2 cup of brown sugar in the batter (that doesn’t count the 4 tablespoons in the topping, but I am of the opinion that the topping is both necessary and does not count. Because I say so.) so they aren’t that kind of store-bought sugary muffin sweet. But they are DE-freaking-LICIOUS.

And after 1 muffin the boys left the kitchen alone.

Magical muffins.

Banana Berry Coffee Cake Muffins

Banana Berry Coffee Cake Muffins

Yield: about 15 standard muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Banana Coffee Cake Muffins loaded with fresh berries and topped with a buttery brown sugar streusel

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 3 medium bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries

Streusel Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 4 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoons old fashioned oats
  • 4 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and grease a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the brown sugar and sour cream. Stir in the milk and bananas until just combined. Then fold in the blueberries. The batter will be THICK!!! Careful not to over-work.
  4. Fill each muffin cup all the way up. **See Note**
  5. In a medium bowl combine the streusel ingredients until coarse crumbles form. Sprinkle on the top of each muffin.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes. A pick inserted into the center will come out clean.
  7. Let them cool slightly before removing from the pan.

Notes

This recipe will yield about 14 standard sized muffins or 10-12 jumbo muffins. For jumbo muffins you may need to increase the bake time to 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 196 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 200mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 13g Protein: 5g
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Deanna

Thursday 22nd of August 2013

I am totally making these tonight. Ellie has gone on a muffin kick and i am out of muffins. Again. these look awesome! Yum!

Heather

Thursday 22nd of August 2013

Thanks Deanna! You will love them! You can do with or without the strawberry thread through the middle; it reminds me of a filled danish or jam. They yogurt and oats make for a really dense but still fluffy muffin and the batch is big enough that the amount of sugar per muffin is pretty minimal. Let me know how they work out!

thoughtsappear

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

Note to self: Grow my own blackberries.

Boo and Radley always leave empty bags and boxes around. Especially empty chocolate chip bags...which is the worst offense in our house.

Jessica

Monday 21st of November 2016

Oh my goodness are your children's names inspired by To Kill A Mockingbird?!?!

Heather

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

That IS the worst offense! Heads might roll around here for that one...

Deanna

Monday 1st of July 2013

Oh, blackberries are still $7.00/quart at the farmer's market here. Too pricey for me to make jam, but I'll have to break down eventually because I love that stuff. These muffins? Completely awesome. I can't wait to try these. Tom is a muffin fiend--I try to make some version of a muffin each week so he has a snack to take to work. I think he will love these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Saturday 29th of June 2013

Super mega love these muffins. And I want to move into your kitchen where the muffins and the fruit lives. For reals, that's like, heaven right thuuurrrrr.

Heather

Sunday 30th of June 2013

There is SO MUCH FRUIT. Notevenkidding. The fruit in the muffins though? That's where it's at.

HelloMyNameIs

Thursday 27th of June 2013

I literally think I could make these minus the topping obvi!!! haha and the sugar but YUM! These really do look de-freaking-licious hahaha