A cupcake tray full of Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Our Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are a quick and delicious breakfast – perfect for busy weekday mornings!

Why prunes are a great addition to this recipe

Have you ever tried dipping California prunes in peanut butter? Well, if you haven’t you’re missing out – but if you have, then you know that it’s an irresistible combination. Naturally sweet, chewy prunes and creamy, slightly salty peanut butter is a match made in heaven.

A green plate and a cupcake tray full of Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Baking with Prunes

You probably know that prunes are great for gut health. But did you know that they can add moisture and depth of flavor to your favorite baked goods, like these Peanut Butter Banana Muffins? And that’s not all…with the addition of prune purée, bakers can reduce refined sugar by up to one-third, as well as reducing the amount of needed eggs and fats. Whether you are trying to reduce refined sugar, cut unhealthy fats, or simply make healthier baked goods, California Prunes and Prune Purée are ingredients more and more bakers are relying on to enhance their cakes, cookies, muffins, and more.

Healthy + delicious

In addition to reducing (or sometimes eliminating) the need for refined sugar in your favorite recipes, prunes are a healthy powerhouse and provide many essential vitamins and minerals that will level up the nutritional value of any recipe!

Prunes are low glycemic and loaded with fiber, polyphenols, boron, potassium, and Vitamin K which collectively can contribute to gut health, reduced inflammation, cancer prevention, blood sugar control, bone health, and reduced cholesterol!

A cupcake tray full of Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

For an easy and tasty breakfast on the go, try these Peanut Butter Banana Muffins.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Kid Friendly
Servings 12
Calories 269 kcal


  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup California Prunes chopped
  • 1/3 cup peanuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180C).
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl combine oil, eggs, sugar, banana, vanilla extract and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in chopped prunes.
  • Line muffin tin of your choice with paper baking cups – either 12 standard-sized muffins or 36 mini muffins. Fill cups 3/4 full and top with chopped peanuts before baking.
  • Bake standard muffins for 18-22 minutes or mini muffins for 12-14 minutes. Muffins are done when the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes, remove and finish cooling on wire rack. Enjoy!


These are great for meal prep. Just freeze in a zip-top bag and microwave frozen muffins for ~30 seconds for an easy and tasty breakfast on the go. Pair with these egg muffins for a delicious and protein-packed meal.


Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
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