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Spiced Banana Nut Muffins

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


1 dozen

If you just have time for a muffin in the morning, make it a good one. These banana and spice-flavored treats from our Test Kitchen offer home-baked goodness in no time.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Combine the egg, egg substitute, bananas, applesauce and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill two-thirds full with batter. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until muffins spring back when lightly touched. Cook for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 207 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Remenec
    Jan 21, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! The cloves and cinnamon give these muffins a lot of flavor. I used plain Greek yogurt in place of the applesauce and 2 eggs to replace the egg substitute.

  • debpenns
    Mar 3, 2019

    this is a healthy version for eating light with the applesauce and low amount of sugar we loved them

  • lurky27
    Apr 11, 2013

    There's not nutmeg in this recipe so I'm not sure what the previous reviewer meant. Anyway, for being healthy, these are pretty good! I used pecans instead of walnuts, whole wheat flour, and 2 eggs because I had no egg substitute on hand.~ Theresa

  • Cwaz23
    Oct 9, 2012

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  • MuffinMazing
    Jun 27, 2012

    Not a lot of flavor and there was too much nutmeg. I would add more sugar and cinnamon to the mix.

  • valron
    Sep 28, 2009

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  • bartim718
    Apr 7, 2009

    Very good recipe!! I had to cut in 1/2 for just hubby & myself. And he couldn't say enough how much he liked these muffins!! (I didn't tell him they were healthy :) ) Thanks for sharing! MMMM good!

  • smayne
    Dec 29, 2007

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  • applebear
    Aug 28, 2006

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