peanut butter banana muffins recipe

This post is sponsored by Smart Balance


If you are looking for a quick breakfast, after school snack or before practice pick-me-up, I have found that these muffins are perfect!  
I personally love them.  I didn’t used to make them by scratch- I always just bought the packet, until I realized that the ingredients in the packaged muffins weren’t much different from pre-made cookies.  Now I like to use real fruit and real Smart Balance peanut butter in them to make them healthier.  I also add a little flax seed and wheat germ when I have it on hand.

Plus, these peanut butter banana muffins only have 106 calories per muffin, making them a really healthy go-to snack or meal. 

Perfect high-protein food to grab before school, before practice or before work
We are ALWAYS on the go (school, sports, work, games, matches, friend’s houses, grandparent’s house… you get the idea!)  so these are a really great muffin to have on hand with 10.3 grams of protein.  I just keep them in a air-tight storage container and they are gone in a day.  I often have to double and even triple recipes in our house if I want things to last for more than a day or two.   “Growing boys…”

These are a perfect high-protein meal or snack to grab before school, before practice or before work.

Here you go:
peanut butter banana muffins recipe (this recipe makes 6 muffins – more or less depending on how much batter you put into each spot) 

2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter  (I love to use Smart Balance – it really has the best texture and is definitely has the best taste!)
1 Medium Banana Mashed
¼ Cup Oatmeal (Uncooked)
1 Whole Egg
½ Cup Egg Whites
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein  (I love to get it from either QSciences or Young Living)
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
Dried Banana Chips

How to make them: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, hand- mix all ingredients together except the banana chips.
  • Place muffin liners in each holder of a 12 count muffin tray and then spray a light coat of a non stick cooking spray.
  • Fill each muffin tin around 2/3 of the way full, until you are out of batter.
  • Top each uncooked muffin with a few dried banana chips.
  • Place tray in the center rack of the oven and allow to cook for 12 min.
  • The tops of the banana chips should be golden brown when they are about done.

These muffins have 3.8 grams of fat and 8 grams of carbohydrates.

If you are looking for more great recipes, here are a few of my favorites (click on the image to see the recipe):
healthy meal on the go


Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

High Protein Greek Yogurt delicious popcicles

Lime Cupcakes with essential Oils



  1. Sachiko says

    Yum!! I doubled the recipe, only had egg eaters instead of eggwhites, made 18 instead of 12… Only 1 weight watchers point per muffin!!!! Even my kids like these!!

  2. angy says

    For 1/2 cup egg whites I’ve read it takes 5 eggs, that’s alot! Is there something else to use in it’s place, or any ideas to use the 5 egg yolks so it’s not a waste?

  3. Genevieve says

    Do you have to use the protein powder? We won’t use it for a thing else in my house so I’d rather not buy it if I don’t have to.

  4. Candace says

    I’ve read the post about the egg whites, I don’t have egg beaters.. :-/ is there something else I could sub for that? Can I use the whole egg? Will it mess it up? I don’t want to waste five eggs

  5. Tanja says

    I wonder how much a scoop is? Cant find any konverter for this, in Sweden we use deciliters bur foundation how much a cup is :).
    I’ll hope you can help me.

  6. Becky says

    I made these, tripled recipe, minus the protein, and it barely made 12. They are cooking now so hoping they are yummy.

  7. Josie says

    They are in the oven now. I added some chocolate chips to a few to try. The batter was very liquid, I even added extra protein and oatmeal and it was still quite liquid. I checked and double checked the measurements. Keeping my fingers crossed that they turn out well!

  8. amy says

    It probably only uses one egg so you just get the protein from the other 5 egg’s whites, without getting the cholesterol from the yolk. Egg white protein powder is sold as well as other protein powder types. I don’t mind extra yolks for us since we don’t have a cholesterol issue, but jm curious to see how it changes the recipe. The yolks have a different consistency in baked goods. Maybe look up a white cake recipe and a yellow cake recipe and see if any other ingredients change besides just the eggs? I think I’ll make a batch each way as an experiment. 😉

  9. ScottieAnne says

    No flour?? Getting them ready to go in the oven… batter is REALLY liquid, I am a baker, keep going back to recipe to see if I missed the flour?? Will make as written and let you know…

  10. Debra says

    These are delicious! I just made them and was nervous to take my first bite because oatmeal/protein recipes tend to be chalky but I enjoyed it so much I had a second! I only got 6 muffins but that was fine with me because I would’ve eaten 3-4 small ones 😉 I subbed PB for PB2, used 2 XL eggs instead of any egg whites and omitted banana chips. MyFitnesspal says for 2 of 6 muffins: 178Cals, 18C, 5F, 18P. Wish I had made a bigger batch! Thanks :) Also posting to my IG

  11. Cindy says

    Made these following the recipe exactly…they were delicious! Batter was not runny at all and I got 8 muffins. My daughter loved them!

  12. Gena says

    My hubby and I keep unflavored protein powder in the house as we like to add it to fruit smoothies and don’t want them tasting like vanilla or chocolate. I made this recipe with it and its a bit tasteless. (I even added a few drops of vanilla extract) Do you think the fact that the protein powder is not vanilla made that big of a difference?? My second problem is, I had to bake for 20 minutes to get the muffin to form. I KNOW that had nothing to do with unflavored powder. LOL! So what am I doing wrong?? Help please!!

  13. Anna says

    I’m making these now and hope they turn out. My batter was thin and only made 12. Sounds yummy though!


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