Banana Bean Muffins

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Banana Bean Muffins

Banana Bean Muffins

  • Author: Ontario Bean Growers
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (250 mL)
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (175 mL)
  • 1 tbsp baking soda (15 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas,mashed
  • 1/4 cup honey (50 mL)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (50 mL)
  • 1 cup well-cooked white pea beans, pureed (250 mL)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (5 mL)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (150 mL)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or chocolate chips (125 mL)


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan and dust with flour. In a bowl sift together flours, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add mashed bananas, honey, brown sugar, white pea beans, vanilla and buttermilk; mix well. Make a well in the centre of flour mixture and pour in banana mixture; fold just until combined. Gently stir in nuts or chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Place pan on a rack and let cool.


Alternative: For a cake, pour into 9 x 13-inch (3 L) prepared baking pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out


  • Calories: 202
  • Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g