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Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins

Crunchy pecans, cinnamon and Greek yogurt make these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins a treat your whole family will love. #ad

This recipe was created in partnership with Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade®.

I think it’s no secret here that I don’t bake very often. It’s not that I dislike baking, it’s just more of a process for me than cooking (and it’s hard to find the time!). Cooking comes to me very naturally, I don’t always feel the need to use exact measurements or ingredients and I can be really creative with what I have on hand. There are times where I wish baking came to me more naturally, but the reality is it doesn’t so it takes a bit of persuading from my sweet kids to talk me into baking them treats.

You can't help but love these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins. #ad

When I told my kids I was going to try out a new line of baking mixes for the blog, they were thrilled (and so was I!). I couldn’t wait to try the new Fleischmann’s® Simply Homemade® Muffin & Bread Mixes, not only because they are filled with ingredients I feel good about (real fruit and juices!), but they are also created to use with Greek yogurt – an ingredient I love to include in recipes whenever I can.

You can't help but love these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins. #ad

Adding Greek yogurt to these muffins gave them a delicious flavor – not to mention a boost of protein. Greek yogurt always for the win! I used plain, full-fat Greek yogurt in my muffins but feel free to use lower fat or vanilla flavored. That option is totally up to you!

You can't help but love these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins. #ad

I played around with the banana mix and added my own twist – cinnamon and pecans. Cinnamon and pecans are some of my favorite add-ins to oatmeal and even pancakes, so throwing them into these muffins was a no-brainer. I experimented a little with placing a pecan half on top of some of the muffins to make them a little more festive. They turned out pretty cute, don’t you think?

Crunchy pecans, cinnamon and Greek yogurt make these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins a treat your whole family will love. #ad

These Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins were most definitely a family pleaser, and you better believe I appreciated the help from a quality mix. When you’re short on time, you take all the help you can get. I’m so excited to try their other flavors, lemon poppyseed and raspberry. Would it be obvious to mention my family is just as excited?

You can't help but love these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins. #Crunchy pecans, cinnamon and Greek yogurt make these Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins a treat your whole family will love.

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Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Fleischmann's Simply Homemade Banana Muffin & Bread Mix
  • 2/3 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 pecan halves, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease (with cooking spray) a 12 muffin pan.
  2. Combine all ingredients (except chopped pecans and pecan halves) into a large mixing bowl with a spoon. Stir until mixture forms into a batter. Fold in 1/3 cup chopped pecans into batter.
  3. Using a spoon, divide batter evenly into the cups of a lightly greased muffin pan. Fill each muffin cup about two-thirds full.
  4. Bake in 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Carefully remove from muffin pan and enjoy!

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(Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade, but as always my opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Aggie’s Kitchen.)

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19 comments on “Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins”

  1. These look so good! Nothing wrong with starting with a mix!

  2. I love to use mixes and this looks fantastic!  Thanks for sharing Aggie!

  3. My family would love these muffins! I can always use a good mix to save time!

  4. These look amazing Aggie! I feel like I’m the opposite, savory is much harder for me than sweet. I still love both though! I bet your kids loved these!

    • I love that you have an easier time with sweet, it’s funny how it works that way. To be great at both would be pretty awesome 🙂 (Giada?)

  5. I love to bake…but it’s nice to have a little baking help (especially when you have to throw together something quickly!). This mix looks awesome

  6. I haven’t seen the mixes before. Such a great idea to include yogurt. You can never go wrong with adding cinnamon and nuts to banana muffins. 

  7. A muffin mix for Greek yogurt? That’s brilliant. I have to make these for my boys!

  8. Love having simple baking mixes like this on hand you can whip up at a moments notice for a healthy baked good 🙂 And love the Greek yogurt use!

  9. I’m with you on the baking—- so that’s why I appreciate that you showed a baking recipe with a healthy short-cut!! My boys would love these 🙂 

  10. When it comes to baking, I’m the same as you. And just like you, I’m usually motivated to bake by my daughter.  I’ve haven’t seen this line of products, but I definitely want to check it, I’m all about Greek yogurt! These muffins look awesome, and I love your addition of cinnamon and pecans…YUM!

  11. these are cute little cinnamon muffins. i made these last weekend. and everyone loves it specially because when it breaks lots of nuts are there all credit goes to you aggie thanks 🙂