Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins

Some days I wake up craving something different than my go-to bowl of hot oats. While eggs, smoothies, waffles and pancakes are all great options, there's nothing like a freshly baked muffin straight from the oven. Especially when it's served with a steaming cup of coffee or tea.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
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My mom used to make banana muffins all the time on the weekends. They would make perfect snacks for when I'd get home from school. She would always make this cinnamon sugar topping to sprinkle on top of her banana bread and muffins. That was my favourite part! I suppose I'm feeling a little nostalgic with the onset of fall and back-to-school. That's why I thought it would be a great idea to share this recipe with you.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins

These are inspired by my mom's old banana muffin recipe and is something of a tribute to her. Perfect to enjoy on these cool mornings as of late.

They are incredibly moist and fluffy. The whole wheat pastry flour is a very fine ground flour. It adds extra texture, flavour and fiber but it also makes very feathery light baked goods, especially muffins.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins

I'm looking forward to sharing one of these with my mom.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins makes 12

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  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or sucanat)
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 medium size ripe bananas, mashed

For the Cinnamon Swirl

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or sucanat)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚. Prepare muffin tins.
  2. Mash bananas in a large bowl. Combine bananas, brown sugar, yogurt, and eggs. Beat until mixed. Set aside.
  3. Stir dry ingredients together and add to banana mixture, mixing gently to combine.
  4. Divide batter into prepared muffin tins, filling them half of the way full. Sprinkle about 1 tsp of cinnamon sugar over the batter. Then spoon the remaining batter on top. Using a toothpick or knife swirl the batter to marble the cinnamon sugar.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar on top of batter before baking.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and fluffy on top.
  7. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

These make an excellent breakfast alongside a bowl of yogurt and a cup of coffee.

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins