Whole Wheat Banana Streusel Muffins {guest post}

I am just loving these Friday guest posts–I hope you all are too! Today we have Caroline from Chocolate & Carrots. I just love Caroline and her blog and her cutie baby boy, Liam. I seem to love every. single. recipe. that Caroline posts on her site. For a little taste of her food, check out her Acorn Squash Mac & Cheese, Whole Grain Monkey Bread, and Oreo Baked Donuts



Hey everyone! I’m Caroline from Chocolate & Carrots, a blog where I make your favorite desserts a little healthier for you, with a side of my Liam. I’m so excited to be guest posting!

Since it’s January and we’re all trying to slim down after the indulgent holidays, I thought a nice healthier breakfast muffin would start our days off right! They even freeze well if you’d like to make a batch and not feel obligated to eat all 12 in one sitting! :D That wouldn’t do anything to help the resolutions, eh?

The muffin batter doesn’t have any added sugar and feel free to leave off the streusel if you need to. I just love that pop of sugar and crunch that you get on the muffin top. So delicious!

I hope you enjoy these muffins and come visit me some time! I’m so glad I could help Rachel out while she is loving on the new baby. :-) I bet “E” is such a great big sister already!

Whole Wheat Banana Streusel Muffins

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  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup smashed ripe banana (2-3 small bananas)
  • 1/2 cup skim milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix the brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon in a bowl and set aside for the topping.
  3. In a larger bowl, mix the flour and baking soda together.
  4. In yet another large bowl mix the canola oil, eggs, vanilla extract, yogurt, banana and milk.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix.
  6. (Optional) Line the muffin tin with paper liners and spray with cooking spray.
  7. Fill the muffin tin 3/4 full per muffin spot. Then, sprinkle the entire batch of the topping evenly over the muffin batter.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

adapted from Chocolate & Carrots

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.


Thanks again for helping me out, Caroline! Can’t wait to try these muffins!

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  2. wow these muffins look so tasty!

  3. These are seriously gorgeous! I love anything with the word “streusel” in it, and the big pieces of pecans just send me over the moon! Definitely sharing this one :-)

  4. Anything with streusel is a winner for me! Great muffins to start the day :)

  5. This looks delicious, I love a healthy muffin recipe.. especially when it involves bananas

  6. Love muffins, and I love making them just a little better for you. These sound wonderful!

  7. Caroline is one of my fav blogger :) loved all the healthy components of this muffin YUM YUM YUM.

  8. Yay for healthy muffins! I need to make some for sure!

  9. These muffins are calling my name! I love the healthy spin on these!

  10. These are my kind of muffins! Love the streusel topping!

  11. I love it when healthy is delicious! Great guest post :)

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