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The Ultimate Healthy Banana Muffins

The ultimate healthy banana muffins are incredibly moist, dairy free and naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and honey. This easy, healthy banana muffin recipe comes together in one bowl in just 30 minutes with options to add a delicious crunch from walnuts! The perfect healthy breakfast or snack that's freezer-friendly, too.

Course Breakfast, Dairy Free, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free banana muffins, healthy banana muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 213 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 3 VERY overripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/3 cup mashed banana, make sure they are almost all the way brown)
  • cup honey
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • Dry ingredients
  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Mix-ins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, plus ¼ cup chopped walnuts for sprinkling on top of muffins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with liners and spray the inside of the liners to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together mashed bananas, honey, egg, vanilla, olive oil and milk until well combined. Add in whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and use a wooden spoon to mix together until the batter is just combined. DO NOT overmix. Fold in ½ cup chopped walnuts.

  3. Divide batter evenly into muffin liners, sprinkle each muffin with chopped walnuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs attached.
  4. Cool muffins for 5 minutes then remove and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Muffins are best served warm and even better the next day. Makes 12 muffins.

Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have whole wheat pastry flour feel free to use all purpose flour. You can also use a ratio of ¾ cup whole wheat flour + 1 cup all purpose flour.

To make gluten free: I suggest making my gluten free dairy free banana muffins.

To make vegan: I haven't tested these muffins with a vegan alternative, but let me know in the comments if you do!

To freeze: wrap muffins individually in freezer-safe bags or store them in a large freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy them, reheat for 30-45 seconds in the microwave or simply thaw them at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Healthy Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.5g16%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3.7g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.