{One Bowl} Mini Strawberry Banana Muffins + Doughnuts


With Memorial Day weekend, we herald in the unofficial start of summer… and summer to me means berries. Sure, you can buy berries year-round nowadays, but they taste soooo much better if you wait until they’re actually in season!

It’s around this time of year that I finally tire of eating apples and get excited for summer produce. I picked up my first package of organic strawberries of the season the other day and demolished half of it while hovering over the sink. I somehow managed to set aside a few for these mini muffins (and doughnuts); the batter of which is mixed in just one bowl.


Mini muffins!


Perhaps it’s because I spend every day staring at Lily’s mini fingers, mini toes, and mini – well – everything that I was inspired to turn the overripe banana, and previously mentioned succulent strawberries, sitting on our counter into mini muffins and doughnuts.


In a country obsessed with oversized food items (have you been to a bakery lately? My gosh.), it’s fun to make (and eat) miniature versions of your favorites from time to time.

The only problem with mini baked goods is that it’s way too easy to just pop ’em into your mouth.
Yes, I photographed this muffin with a tiny bite taken out of it so you could see how moist and tender they are, but – who am I kidding – the rest of the muffins and doughnuts were eaten whole ;).
Now this batter is really more of a muffin batter… so when I say “doughnuts”, please take that term with a grain of salt. Mini muffins are fun, but mini doughnuts might be even more fun; hence why I greased up my mini doughnut pan as well.
Happy Memorial Day weekend (and FOURTH wedding anniversary to my amazing husband, John!).


{One Bowl} Mini Strawberry Banana Muffins + Doughnuts

by Lauren Zembron (adapted from Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Doughnuts)

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast snack vegetarian banana strawberries spring summer

Ingredients (20 mini muffins/doughntus)

  • 1 small overripe (black-skinned) banana
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 0% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, preferably organic
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 medium strawberries, preferably organic, hulled and finely chopped


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 mini muffin or doughnut pans.

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the banana until no lumps remain. Whisk in the sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla extract, and egg until combined.

Add in the flour, baking soda & powder, and salt. Mix just until combined. Fold in chopped strawberries.

Using a mini ice cream scoop or spoon, spoon the batter into prepared pans.

Bake for ~ 8 minutes for the doughnuts and ~ 10 minutes for the muffins.

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36 thoughts on “{One Bowl} Mini Strawberry Banana Muffins + Doughnuts

  1. Lauren, this is what is going to be for breakfast tomorrow.

    The best thing about this is I already have most of the ingredients here, as I am sure many others do as well.

    It is such a simple and easy recipe. All it will take is a few minutes to have a fresh, warm, delicious breakfast.

    I cringe at the thought of buying muffins at the store. They are just full of sugar and preservatives.

    A lot of people think it is time consuming to make baked goods at home. This proves them wrong.

    What a wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love strawberry and banana! One of my favourite combos. This looks so easy to make too. Going to add this recipe to my collection. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. All I needed to read was ‘berries’ and ‘one bowl’ and I knew I was going to give this recipe a try! I detest washing up but love berries (and muffins) so this is a winner for me. :)

  4. Those are definitely mouth-watering darlings! Strawberries have always been my favorite fruits and seeing them all over pastries like that is enough to make me collapse. Thanks for sharing the ingredients and procedures on how to create those little delicious munchies. It’s something I want to make for summer too when berries are in season. This is now officially part of my favorite recipes list!
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  5. This looks delicious! I’m always looking for “healthy” donut recipes. The fruits just add an extra dimension to these lil treats :)

    Has anyone tried this recipe with apple sauce instead of the Greek yogurt?

  6. Well don’t these look like a lovely little treat? I wonder if I can convince my kids that they are better than the traditional nutrient free doughnut? Definitely worth a try!

  7. I don’t believe I have ever tried a strawberry muffin or cupcake. This is going to be my first time so I hope this recipe is as great as it looks!
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  8. I love the idea of bite sized treats. With all the HUGE serving sizes available it is way too easy to over indulge. Such a great idea and thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks delicious!

  9. WOW! Talk about about a delicious recipe! I’m always in search of tasty new bites and this strawberry muffin looks like such a treat!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, I can’t wait to try it out! <3

  10. Looks delicious! Love that the recipe has very little processed sugar in it and I LOVE the strawberry/banana combination. Will have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Are you serious? YUM!

    I think my kids would inhale these, even more so than deep fried butterfat creamies, and that’s saying something.

    I like strawberries baked into anything; bread, pancakes, meatloaf etc.

    Adding the banana only sweetens the deal. I mean, doughnuts people, doh’ nuts.

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