Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

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Banana muffins are good, but theseΒ whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins with chocolate chips are even better!

These are the best whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins with chocolate chips! During the summer months my cravings for baked goods go way down (they’re still present, but are little teeny bit less). It’s just too hot here in Arizona to fire up the oven some days. But, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t continue to bake something every once and a while, now would I?

You'll love these whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins! Whenever I want to bake something, I usually ask Mad what she feels like, because she (much like me) will always get down on some baked goods! Over breakfast yesterday, Mad and I were talking about what I should bake this week, because you guessed it – I had a hankering to bake!

One of Mad’s favorite treats are my banana bread muffins, so that was her first choice. She usually requests I add some chocolate chips to at least half the batter too, just for her. She’s a firm believer that chocolate chips make everything better and I must say, I agree!

These whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack! Since I bake with bananas A LOT in this house, I wanted to do something a little different than I normally do. During our chat about banana bread muffins, Mad and I agreed that peanut butter also makes everything better! We decided that some peanut butter as well as the addition of chocolate chips would make my plain Jane banana bread muffins something totally new and amazing!

So, you guessed it, we did it! These are our new and improved whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins with chocolate chips (courtesy of Mad)!

These whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins are the perfect breakfast or snack! These soft, sweet, and spongy muffins are everything we love about my traditional banana bread, but with chocolate and peanut butter too! I had a feeling we would really like these whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins, but the truth is, we absolutely loved them! Even my inconsistent baked good consumers (Jay and Hannah) were caught enjoying a few! Now, I know this recipe is a keeper!

This is the best recipe for whole wheat peanut butter banana muffins. They're soft and crumbly, and loaded with peanut butter!

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Perfectly soft and moist muffins with peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips. Perfect for breakfast or a treat!
4.92 from 12 votes
Course: Bread & Muffins
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 muffins
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Kristine


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 3-4 mashed bananas (the more ripe the better!)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
  • Stir in baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add milk and mix well.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Fold in mashed bananas and chocolate chips.
  • Scoop batter into muffin pan, filing 2/3 full.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes, rotating halfway through.
  • Cool on wire rack and store in an airtight container.
Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.9g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 12.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Sodium: 172mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 13.2g
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Try my mom’s recipe for traditional banana bread or this pumpkin pecan banana bread, which tastes just a little like fall all year long!

Kristine Underwood standing in her kitchen with her dog.

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  1. Feel free to send over some of that warm weather to Britain! These wholemeal muffins sound great, especially with the Peanut butter

    1. LOL!! I’ll get right on that! Thank you so much Jagruti! πŸ™‚

  2. Ginny McMeans says:

    How have these muffins escaped me! They sound like my perfect breakfast. Thanks!

    1. Aw thank you Ginny!! Oh, they are. I’ve have one with coffee for breakfast every single day this week! Ha! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Shashi, I couldn’t agree more! Such a winning flavor combo! πŸ™‚

  3. I love muffins and bananas, so this is a great combination! They look scrumptious!

  4. You had me at peanut butter! Banana and peanut butter is such a clsssic combo, and this looks like a delicious way to enjoy it.

    1. Woohoo! Thank you Danni, I totally agree with you there! The. Best. Combo. Ever. πŸ™‚

  5. I wish I liked banana muffins because these look perfect! For some reason I don’t like them, BUT, my hubby does. In fact, he loves them. So I will periodically make them for him. Once every two months satisfies his craving, so I’m pinning this so I can make your delicious muffins the next time he makes puppy dog eyes at me.

    1. Well thank you Elaine! I hope your husband enjoys the muffins. πŸ™‚

  6. Those muffins look so light and fluffy πŸ™‚

  7. We make banana muffins quite often as an after school snack. I have never tried peanut butter in it though – will be a nice complement to the nuttiness of ww flour . Definitely trying

    1. Oh you should definitely try adding peanut butter Syama, it’s a delicious combination! πŸ™‚

  8. Peanut butter and banana is one of my all time favorite flavor combinations. These muffins are speaking my language!