Back to School Banana Muffins (+Giveaway!)

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Back to school is an extra busy time of year so it’s helpful to be armed with simple, versatile recipes. These easy banana muffins are one of our favorite snacks from Jennifer Tyler Lee’s The 52 New Foods Challenge because you can make large batches and keep them on hand all week. No eggs, dairy, or peanuts make these two-bite muffins perfect for school, whether your little ones have allergies or not. They’re also incredibly delicious!

Check out Jennifer’s recipe below, then enter to win your own copy of The 52 New Foods Challenge. It has 150 kid-approved recipes so you’ll never get stuck in a weeknight rut, wondering what to cook.

Back to School Banana Muffins (+ Giveaway!)

Two-Bite Easy Banana Muffins (Egg, Dairy, and Nut Free)
Recipe from Jennifer Tyler Lee’s The 52 New Foods Challenge

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes 24 mini muffins

Back to School Banana Muffins (+ Giveaway!)


2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
6 tablespoons water
2 cups whole-wheat flour
½ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup coconut milk yogurt
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup mini dark chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin tin with olive oil.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: mashed bananas, coconut milk yogurt, olive oil, vanilla, and flaxseed mixture.
  5. Working in small batches, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring gently until the batter is well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips if using.
  6. Pour the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

Honest Tip: Try pairing with Jennifer’s Two-Ingredient Strawberry Jam for a little extra fresh, fruity flavor.

Looking for some back to school meals, made easy? Three lucky winners will receive their own copy of The 52 New Foods Challenge by Jennifer Tyler Lee!

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  1. Jen Siegrist

    My girls enjoy a quick trail mix – nuts, raising, dark chocolate chips or some variation.

  2. Our favorite snack is homemade protein bars made with oats, seeds, honey, and dried fruit!

  3. Apples with peanut butter, cinnamon, and raisins.

  4. My son loves baked cinnamon sweet potato fries and homemade apple sauce.

  5. My kids love fall seasonal snacks like homemade cinnamon apple sauce and pumpkin bread. Yum!

  6. vanessa gomez

    I mix oats with banana and tahini put in the oven for 10-15 min and out comes a perfect little snack!

  7. Rebecca HM

    Fruit! We love to cut them into cute shapes…and every now and then we add peanut butter or Nutella ^_~ But now we will add these muffins to the list. Always looking for new foods to try, my kids have become picky eaters. I am trying to nip in the butt, but thus far to no success. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Jennifer

    Hi! Our favorite back to school snack is popping our own organic popcorn! We have fun with it by adding chocolate chips, or nuts or raisins, etc It’s delicious! 🙂

  9. My son loves all sorts of fruit. It’s a guaranteed winner.

  10. We love homemade granola bars, fruit and popcorn!!

  11. jessica z

    I love having a frozen banana with peanut butter smeared inside.

  12. Derrick Johnson

    Crunchy Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Sandwiches!

  13. aureliasfreestuff

    Apples, cheese slices, and yogurt.

  14. cezovski

    Our favorite is turkey jerky!

  15. Brittany

    I love hummus and veggies for an after school snack! Also, a banana with peanut butter! 🙂

  16. Jen Smith

    My kids love sardines for after school snack! I blame their dad! 😉

  17. Danielle Magee

    yogurt is my favorite after school snack.

  18. Apples or strawberries stuffed with almond butter.

  19. Jennifer Brandeburg

    Classic carrots w/almond butter or pea pods and hummus.

  20. Jill Jackson

    Classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich

  21. Cheryll Cosenza

    I always put a healthy snack and a sweet snack in my little guy’s lunchbox. he loves yogurt the most…that’s his favorite! He loves yogurt more than cupcakes or cookies! I don’t know why, lol, but I’ll take it!!

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