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."
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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 (0 saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  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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mrsh318 User ID: 3583996 242925
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."

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 234821
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."

HealthyGood User ID: 7958871 54458
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 :)"

Roysterathisfeet User ID: 4639718 205464
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."

Becneels User ID: 7463393 91353
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."

[email protected] User ID: 6501613 67833
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

"I thought these muffins were delicious, though I admittedly altered it significantly. I used on instead of applesauce (didn't have any), added cinnamon, used 1/2 c banana & 1/2 c pumpkin, only 4 T honey, and used 1/4 c mini choc chips instead of raisins"

GwenandDirk User ID: 6137089 67832
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"These baked up incredibly moist. I will use this as my base banana honey muffin from now on and change them up by substituting fruit, nuts , spices or extract flavours. Great recipe, thanks for submitting."

[email protected] User ID: 3851154 85625
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"Very moist and easy. Everyone enjoyed them. I did substitute chopped pecans for the raisins because I didn't have any and also, to me, banana bread just isn't banana bread unless it has nuts!"

Fire291 User ID: 934301 67827
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"I am not a nutmeg fan so i subsituted 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. They were great!"

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 49230
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"i thought these were kinda blah."

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