Omega-3 Banana Nut Muffins

omega-3 banana nut muffins

These muffins are full of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that have tons of health benefits! Studies have shown that they can lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and even reduce inflammation which can the risk of many chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain kinds of cancers. These muffins contain ground flaxseed and walnuts which are great plant sources of omega-3s :)



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare 2 muffin pans
  • In a large bowl, combine flours, baking soda, and salt and then set aside
  • With an electric mixer, whip together bananas, brown sugar, and maple syrup for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the eggs, cooled melter butter, yogurt, and vanilla and beat well
  • Mix in dry ingredients until fully incorporated without over-mixing
  • Spoon batter into muffin tins and fill them about 1/2 way full
  • Combine ingredients for the topping in a small bowl and stir to create a crumble topping
  • Evenly distribute crumble amongst muffins
  • Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
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