Healthy banana muffins

Healthy banana muffins: A must-try recipe. Image: Marele van Zyl

Healthy banana muffins: Light, moist and incredibly delicious

Light, soft and naturally sweetened, these healthy banana muffins will easily become a family favourite.

Healthy banana muffins

Healthy banana muffins: A must-try recipe. Image: Marele van Zyl

Who does not enjoy a fluffy, moist muffin? These healthy banana muffins are simply delightful and quite addictive! It really doesn’t get much better than these banana muffins. They’re light, soft and naturally sweetened. They take just minutes to make and are perfect for quick breakfasts and snacks.

These tasty healthy banana muffins come together in about 30 minutes. As they come out of the oven steaming with flavour, you will be tempted to tuck in immediately. They are delicious warm or when cooled down. They are also perfect to grab when you are short on time and even better for kids’ lunchboxes.

The best advice is to make sure you bake a double or even triple batch of these healthy banana muffins. If you love bananas and muffins, then this is a win-win combination. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you love these tasty snacks as much as we do. You can also send photos of your prepared banana muffins.

Healthy banana muffins recipe

4 from 5 votes
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • 4 tablespoons 4 unsalted butter

  • cup honey (or maple syrup)

  • 1 cup 1 mashed ripe banana (about 3 medium bananas)

  • ¼ cup ¼ milk

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 2 2 eggs

  • teaspoons cinnamon (plus more for sprinkling)

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ½ salt

  • cups wheat flour


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  • Place the butter in a large bowl and melt in the microwave. Add the honey, mashed banana, milk and vanilla to the bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Whisk in the eggs. Sprinkle the cinnamon, baking soda and salt over the wet ingredients. Whisk until well combined.
  • Add the flour to the bowl and stir with a large spoon or spatula until barely combined. Be careful to not over-mix.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about ⅔ full.
  • Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with cinnamon.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. (Mini muffins will take about 10-12 minutes to bake.)
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove to a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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