healthy banana muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins

This recipe for Health Banana Muffins is being shared as part of #blogtober18 and is my Day 16 contribution.   I have also made a you tube video of me making these so you can see just how quick and easy it really is.  Check it out here:   Making Banana Muffins in under 10 minutes

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#Blogtober 18 Day 16 Healthy Banana Muffins

This recipe for banana muffins is a great lunch box treat for kids or after school snack as they bananas and apples give some sweetness, but without refined sugar. They are easy and quick to make and can even be frozen.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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What you will need

  1. 1 Large Egg
  2. 2 Large Very Ripe Bananas
  3. 2 Ellas Kitchen The Green One Pouches (You could use any brand or make your own apple sauce)
  4. 1/4 Cup of Honey
  5. 3 tbsp of Olive Oil
  6. 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  7. 1 1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
  8. 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar (you could substitute for a cup of yoghurt, but this will take more cooking)
  9. 1 1/3 cups of spelt flour

The How

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 Degrees C
  2. Mash Bananas
  3. Lightly beat the egg and combine with bananas
  4. Add apple puree, honey, oil and vanilla extract
  5. Mix Bicarbonate of Soda with Cream of Tartar and add to other ingredients
  6. Mix well to combine
  7. Gently mix in the flour until well combined
  8. Put muffin cases into a muffin tin (I prefer silicone as this recipe does tend to stick a bit)
  9. Fill each one with batter and bake in the oven for around 20 mins
  10. Use a small knife or a skewer to test the middle. It should come out clean if the muffins are ready
  11. Should the muffins start to brown too much before cooked cover tops with foil

These will keep for 1 week in an airtight container or for 1 month in the freezer. I defrost overnight for my kids to take them to lunch the following day


wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

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  1. I love banana muffins and banana bread. This looks great. I can’t eat straight bananas anymore as I’m allergic, so making them into muffins or banana bread is probably the only way I can enjoy them still. Banana muffins and bread are always a hit in my house! I have used them as a yummy breakfast, or a snack to send to my kids at school. This seems like a great recipe!

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