Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins
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.
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.
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!
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?
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?
Yield: 12 muffins Follow AggiesKitchen on Instagram and show us what recipes you are making from the blog! Use the hashtag #aggieskitchen - I'd love to see what you are cooking up!
Cinnamon Banana Nut Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins
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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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