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Anna's Banana Cacao-Nut Muffins Recipe

Anna’s Banana Cacao-Nut Muffins


Banana muffins get a nutrition upgrade in this recipe that includes whole wheat flour, cacao nibs, flax seeds, and nuts.


  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 3 ripe bananas, or more to taste, mashed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup flax seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.
  2. Use a wooden spoon to mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and blend in. Add all-purpose and whole wheat flours; mix just until combined. Gently mix in coconut, walnuts, cacao nibs, and flax seeds.
  3. Spoon batter into the muffin tin.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Anna's Banana Cacao-Nut Muffins

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 260.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 9 %
carbohydrates: 10 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 20 %
fat: 22 %
saturated fat: 33 %
cholesterol: 10 %
vitamin a iu: 4 %
niacin equivalents: 17 %
vitamin b6: 12 %
vitamin c: 5 %
folate: 8 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 16 %
potassium: 6 %
sodium: 7 %
thiamin: 14 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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