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Healthy Honey Cinnamon Banana Bread Muffins

Use up your ripe bananas with my clean eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe!

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hello! Hello!

Ohhh banana bread… how I love thee.  You are soft, moist and oh so sweet!

Catch is banana bread is one of those things that seems like it might be healthy for you… but in most cases it’s not.  It can be loaded with white flour and plain ole white sugar.  Luckily, I decided to makeover a classic banana bread recipe and turn it into something you can eat and enjoy on a regular basis without that sugar spike.

But don’t worry I didn’t cross the too healthy ledge… these babies still taste GOOODDD!  My Honey & Cinnamon Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins are sure to win you over with their natural sweetness and cinnamony goodness!

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

Did you know that banana bread was invented around the Great Depression?  Food was so precious that families were not willing to throw out old bananas.  So instead they came up with the first banana bread recipe.

Luckily the idea stuck and banana bread has stood the test of time.  Because can you imagine a world without it?  It would be so sad!

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

There are a few things I did to modify my version!  Instead of making a big loaf like they did back in the day, I portioned my banana bread out into muffins.  That way you have good portion control.

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

The next swaps I made were using wheat flour (or white wheat) and honey as a sweetener.  For the fat I only added a small amount of coconut oil… that keeps them nice and moist though!

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

As a way to shake up the original, I also added more cinnamon… because in my world you can never have too much cinnamon!  The cinnamon also adds extra flavor to replace the fat and sugar I took out.

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

My Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins Recipe is noticeably less sweet than many of the sugary banana breads you might be used to… BUT I challenge you to give it a shot with an open mind.  The bananas add plenty of natural sweetness and the honey brings it out.  It’s subtle but still oh so good.

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

The end result is a total healthy makeover for my Honey & Cinnamon Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins!

No, they aren’t exactly what our grandmothers made… but they are pretty darn good.

Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt

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I hope you enjoy my Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins Recipe as much as I did!  Happy baking.

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Healthy Clean Eating Banana Bread Muffins recipe / Running in a Skirt
Healthy Honey Cinnamon Banana Bread Muffins
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
A healthy makeover for banana bread muffins!
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 3 overripe bananas about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cup white wheat flour or wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray 12 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixer or large bowl with a beater, add your banana, honey, vanilla, coconut oil, egg and plain greek yogurt. Mix until the banana has very few lumps.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. While still mixing, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix until well combined.
  5. Using a large ice cream scoop evenly portion the dough between the 12 muffin holes.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing some of my current makeup favorites.

I’m linking up with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

Your turn!

What’s your favorite kind of banana bread?

By | 2018-06-28T13:51:43-04:00 March 9th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Dessert, Food|33 Comments

33 Comments

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  3. Megan July 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Anyone know if this can be substituted with almond flour?

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  5. Bethany August 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    I want to try all of these!

  6. Katy July 24, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Recipe calls for baking soda….directions call for baking powder. Which is correct?

  7. kimmythevegan March 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Oooh yogurt? That’s a healthy swap too! These sound totally delicious and the perfect way to use up some old bananas.

  8. Miz Helen March 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply


    Your Banana Bread Muffins look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Barrie March 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I love muffins- great healthy versions especially!

  10. Sarah March 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    These look so delicious and fluffy and who doesn’t love bananas and banana bread muffins!? Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  11. dixya @food, pleasure, and health March 13, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    its been a while since i baked with bananas, i may have over done it 😛

  12. Annmarie March 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Wanna know something weird? I HATE the taste of bananas but I really love banana bread 😛 This looks delish!

    • JulieWunder March 15, 2017 at 9:09 am - Reply

      That is weird! lol! BUT also really cool because a life without banana bread is really sad!

  13. Kristy from Southern In Law March 10, 2017 at 3:36 am - Reply

    These look so perfect! Everyone needs a go to banana muffin recipe! ❤

  14. Carrie thisfitchick March 9, 2017 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I love banana bread!!! I love adding walnuts and chocolate chips to add a sweet and nutty taste!

  15. Heather @ Polyglot Jot March 9, 2017 at 8:05 am - Reply

    I’m like obsessed with all things banana right now! I think its been one of my most intense pregnancy cravings so far! I’m definitely making this. I’ll have to use coconut yogurt and GF flour though…I wonder what type of GF flour would work best?

    • JulieWunder March 9, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

      That’s a good craving! So much goodness. I’m honestly not too familiar with GF flour, so I’m not sure… but I used all-purpose if that helps???? Let me know if you do, so I can make a note in the recipe!

  16. Emily March 9, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I LOVE banana bread so much; it’s my favorite sweet bread.

  17. heather @Lunging Through Life March 9, 2017 at 6:55 am - Reply

    My problem is getting the overripe bananas. I literally want grocery stores to sell bananas that are overripe because I NEVER HAVE ANY and then can’t make this deliciousness.

    • JulieWunder March 9, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

      I know! I’ll put some aside with a post it not to eat! lol!

  18. Blane Sherer March 9, 2017 at 6:49 am - Reply

    I agree with the : you can never have
    too much cinnamon ( smile ) !

  19. Susie @ Suzlyfe March 9, 2017 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Definitely going to make these. I’m in the mood for a muffin. And being created during the Great Depression? Genius born from Necessity!

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