Whole Wheat Honey Banana Muffins

These muffins are GOOD!  They are moist, have great texture and are 100% healthy, with no refined flour or sugars. To make the muffins lower in fat, replace half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce. I used whole wheat pastry flour, which is ground more fine and makes for a lighter, fluffier muffin.
The recipe was originally posted on Recipezaar, and given to me by my friend Joy (who is also responsible for passing on the waffle recipe on my blog–she knows how to find the good ones!)
This recipe makes a lot of muffins, which I love, but can be halved easily.  The recipe states that it makes 24 regular sized muffins.  I was able to get 4 mini loaves and 120 mini muffins out of one recipe.  The muffins freeze well, and are great for breakfast or a quick snack.  Enjoy!

Whole Wheat Honey Banana Muffins
 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional)
2/3 cup olive oil (I’d like to try coconut oil)
1 cup honey
4 eggs
2 cups mashed ripe bananas (I used 6)
1/2 cup hot water

1. Stir together dry ingredients
2. Beat oil and honey together; add eggs and beat well.
3. Add bananas and beat to combine.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet, alternating with hot water; mix well after each addition.
5. Spoon batter into 24 greased muffin cups; bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown and test done.
6. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

{*thanks, Joy!}

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  • Anonymous
    November 30, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    i just made this tonight and it was so good!!! i used coconut oil instead of olive oil and just used 1/2 cup of honey but still it is moist and the texture is smooth. will make it again for sure. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Debbie
      February 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Used coconut oil,added pecans. Used large muffin pans. 25 min. Yummy

      • AmyNewNostalgia
        February 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm


  • Gracie
    October 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Hello, found this recipe on pinterest and LOVED it! Made around 48 mini muffins + had extra batter left. Just wondering if canned pumpkin can be used in replacement of bananas?? Thanks in advance

  • Hang
    July 20, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Just made this and it was so good! My kids loved it too. I didn’t have wheat germ and used coconut oil. Thank you for the recipe:)

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 20, 2014 at 11:46 am

      I’m so glad you liked it. It is one of my favs. We often freeze half the baked recipe b/c it makes so much.

  • Anonymous
    December 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Made these this morning, and the children, husband, and I really enjoyed them. I think the next time I make them, I’ll put a little less honey in because they were a little sweet for breakfast, but I’m saving the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • deannab
    December 19, 2013 at 4:23 am

    My kids LOVE these muffins…..and they are a healthy treat for breakfast!!

  • Napptural Triplet Mum
    March 9, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I’m going to try these. I’m always on the lookout for healthy treats for my boys.

  • Anonymous
    February 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I’ve made this recipe several times but have never frozen any and would love to try it but have no idea how to defrost them.

  • Anonymous
    January 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I made these today, they are sooooooooo yummy!! Instead of wheat germ, I used ground flax seed. Mom and 3 1/2 year old approved so far!! Can’t wait for my littlest one to wake up, he is 1 1/2, he is going to love them!! Thanks for the recipe, love banana bread and this fits perfect into our healthier lifestyle.

  • mrsmars
    July 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hi! I found you via Pintrest and made these muffins this morning. They were wonderful, thank you.

  • Anonymous
    July 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I made your muffins. They are delicious. I used a combination of whole grains instead of pastry flour. Red quinoa, millet, red fife wheat. Thank you for the great recipe. It was nice to find one with whole wheat only and honey as a sweetener.


  • Maria
    August 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Nice photo. I have always been a little intimidated by creating homemade muffins but these seem simple enough, even for me.

  • Polly C
    August 16, 2010 at 9:09 am

    These look great. I’m for sure going to try these out. We are a big fan of muffins. You have any other muffin recipes you recommend?

  • cocinadiary
    August 16, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I am visiting your blog for the first time through The Girl Creative. These muffins look delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing!

  • Amber
    June 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    We tried these yesterday instead of my regular version and my kids gobbled them up! They are great. Thanks for sharing!

  • JessieLeigh
    April 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    These sound very good! Love the fact that they cut out refined flours and sugars– both of which we still use too much of in our home. 🙂

  • Liz
    April 13, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I’m so glad you had a minute to add them to Cupcake Tuesday! Thanks 🙂

  • Amy Bowman
    April 9, 2010 at 4:06 am

    Your welcome everyone! Let me know if you make them and what you think. I am ready for my second batch already…my girls loved them.

  • Jen@Notes From the Heartland
    April 8, 2010 at 2:07 am

    These look delicious!!! I love recipes using no sugar and things like wheat germ, whole wheat, etc….thanks for sharing!!!

  • Carol
    April 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I love healthy!
    I’ve had fun poking around your blog!
    You have great ideas!
    I’m going to follow you.
    Stop by and visit me sometime!

  • Liz
    April 7, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    These look great! I need a healthy muffin recipe for my son to take to baseball!
    Don’t forget you can add them to Cupcake Tuesday too! I also have muffin recipes 😉

  • Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven
    April 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Wow! You cook like I do….you make A LOT!

  • Aimee
    April 7, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Just the kind of muffins we love.

    I’m delighted to find your blog (visiting via the Mother Huddle) and I think we would get along great!

  • Lisa@BlessedwithGrace
    April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks great! Sorry I haven’t been by in a while. The move and unpacking have gotten the best of me. Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

  • Ron Cooper
    April 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Muffins never looked so good!

  • Brenda
    April 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    These look great. I love healthy muffins.

  • Julie
    April 6, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    These look delicious. I am always looking for yummy healthy recipes. Thanks!

  • Amy
    April 6, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Yum! I have 2 overripe bananas sitting on the counter and I’ve been waiting to find a great recipe to use them in. Definitely going to make this today! Thanks!

  • Lisa
    April 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    I’m so glad you recommended the WW pastry flour. Plain WW is too dense for my taste. The pastry flour probably gives it a nicer texture. Awesome recipe. I’m going to have to try this.


  • Julie
    April 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    These look so good. I will definitely try them!

  • Laurie
    April 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    These are right up my alley. They look delicious and so very healthy!!

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