Honey Banana Muffins Recipe
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Honey Banana Muffins Recipe

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Ground nutmeg enhances these delicious banana muffins from Gitel Alter of Brooklyn, New York. "They're moist and filling," she notes. "The best thing is they're healthy but don't taste it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (1 to 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1/2 frui


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the eggs, banana, applesauce and honey; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the raisins.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 14 muffins.
Originally published as Honey Banana Muffins in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p11

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"I wanted something healthy to give to my students on the 100th day of school. I didn't put in nuts or raisins. I also think it needed some more spices and perhaps more bananas. Only put in 3/4 tsp. Nutmeg. Should have put the whole tsp. I made donut shaped muffins and they came out very spongy and I liked them."

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"These are great. I add more banana than called for and used walnuts instead of raisins. I think additional spices, like cinnamon and allspice, make them more flavorful. When I don't have applesauce, I use 1/3 cup coconut oil instead. I've made this recipe lots of times and they always turn out great."

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"I'v made about 4 different types of your healthy muffins and they are fantastic! I added some almond butter to mine. Thanks for the healthy recipes! I initially went to this site because these recipes don't use refined sugar. Life can be good with out the refined stuff :)"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Moist and baked up beautifully. I doubled the recipe and substituted chopped walnuts for half of the raisins. Next time I will use sweetened applesauce and regular raisins, though. Just to bump up the sweetness."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"These are not very sweet, and I did have to bake almost twice as long as it says or i found it too spongey. But for a healthy muffin its ok, and surprisingly my kids loved them."

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