Healthy Banana Muffins

5 from 1 vote

These Healthy Banana Muffins are made with half the butter and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup.

healthy banana muffin on a cooling rack
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Why you should make these muffins

  • Healthy: Craving muffins but want to make them a bit lighter? This recipe uses half the butter, less sugar, and is naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup.
  • Easy ingredients: No strange ingredients, made with all-purpose flour, and a great way to use up extra bananas.
  • Kid friendly: My boys love muffins and these healthy banana muffins are no exception. Make these for a homemade snack that your kiddos will love!
banana muffin cut in half and topped with butter

You can find the printable recipe and instructions at the bottom of this post, but here is what you’ll need.

Ingredients & Notes

  • Bananas: The riper the better! Riper bananas are more sweet. You will need around 3 medium sized bananas for this recipe, or 1 cup mashed.
  • Butter: use dairy free butter if needed
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • All-purpose flour: this recipe has not been tested with other types of flours, but feel free to experiment with this and let us know how it turns out!
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Pure maple syrup: this natural sweetener also makes the muffins extra moist
  • Whole milk: or substitute a dairy free milk if needed
ingredients needed to make healthy banana muffins

How to make Healthy Banana Muffins

Step 1: Mash the bananas in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Whisk together the mashed banana, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and milk.

Step 3: Whisk in the salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

Step 4: Fold the flour in using a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix.

Recipe Tip

Be sure not to over mix muffin batter, as this can result in dry and dense muffins. Mix until just combined, and no lumps of flour remain.

Step 5: Fill a muffin tin with parchment paper muffin liners. We love these because nothing will stick to them. If you are using another type of liner, use cooking spray.

Step 6: Distribute the muffin batter into the 12 cups.

Step 7: Bake the muffins at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

banana muffins stacked

Can I make these into mini muffins?

Yes! Distribute the batter into a mini muffin tin and bake for 11-13 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

How to store

Leftover banana muffins can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

banana muffin cut in half and topped with butter
healthy banana muffin on a cooling rack

As a mom to 3 boys, I am always making muffins as they don’t last long in our house! I love making ones that are a little on the lighter side and have less sugar in them than a typical snack. My boys loved this recipe and they were gone in 2 days!

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5 from 1 vote

Healthy Banana Muffins

These healthy banana muffins are made with half the butter and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 17 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup ripe mashed banana, around 3 medium sized bananas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup whole milk

Instructions 

  • Whisk together the mashed banana, melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and milk
  • Whisk in the salt, baking soda, and cinnamon
  • Fold the flour in using a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over mix
  • Fill a muffin tin with parchment paper muffin liners or spray regular muffin liners with cooking spray
  • Distribute the muffin batter into the 12 cups
  • Bake the banana muffins at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 219mg, Potassium: 131mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 127IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
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