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Honey Banana Muffins

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 muffins


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • cjeffreys
    Aug 15, 2020

    I love these. The raisins, applesauce and honey make for a moist, delicious muffin.

  • mrsh318
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

  • lots_a_smiles
    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
    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.

  • findlayg
    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
    Feb 20, 2012

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