Healthy Wholemeal Banana Muffins Recipe

Healthy Wholemeal Banana Muffins


  • 30g Unsalted Butter
    - 60g Clear Honey
    - 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
    - 2 Large, Very Ripe Bananas
    - 150 Wholemeal Flour
    - 1 Heaped tsp Baking Power
    - 1/2 tsp Bicarb
    - 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
    - Pinch of Salt

How to make Healthy Wholemeal Banana Muffins

Makes 6 Large Muffins

By far the easiest and most fuss free muffin recipe I've tried. This is essentially Nigella Lawson's recipe for Banana Muffins, but she uses white flour instead of wholemeal. I put in 2.5 bananas instead of 2, and substituted white flour with Waitrose organic wholemeal flour, which resulted in very heavy and moist muffins. If you are not a fan of wholemeal bread or grains, I do not recommend you use wholemeal flour as the taste is quite strong. I also halved the raising agents (Chemicals!). The great thing about this recipe is that the sugar added is minimal and there are no eggs involved!

Use the wet into dry method:
1. Melt butter, honey and vanilla over low heat. Leave to cool for a few mins
2. Mash Bananas in a bowl
3. Measure out flour, raising agents, cinnamon and salt
4. Mix melted butter with banana
5. Mix into dry ingredients. DO NOT OVER MIX! A lumpy muffin mixture is always good sign
6. Bake at 190 deg for 25mins

Editor's note: This recipe is full of nutrients and low in sugars and fat, which are important considerations if you are dealing with diabetes. Check out these other recipes for diabetics that will help you eat well and keep your blood glucose levels in check.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    great photo - love the background!

  • sideshowjo
    sideshowjo says

    Thank you! Tho the creases of the fabric and bugging the helloutof me.

  • Elizaboo
    Elizaboo says

    I stumbled upon this site and found your brilliant recipe! Muffins,can never go wrong.

  • sideshowjo
    sideshowjo says

    Heya boo! Tell me about it. Muffins always make me feel quite clever cause they are dead easy. Can't wait to see your recipes.

  • loopkid
    loopkid says

    I just baked this recipe! It was fun and the result was quite tasty. I really liked the squishy little banana pieces, so i second on the "do not over mix". The amount of baking powder and bicarbonate proved just right and since the recipe uses wholemeal flour don't wonder about the brown color they quickly develop in the oven :)

  • sideshowjo
    sideshowjo says

    Awesome! :) There must be some scientific explaination behind overmixing. Wholemeal flour doesn't give the same lift as white flour does and flavour is intense (tho I quite enjoyed it), I may try this again, using half white half wholemeal.

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    pooh looks yummers! Is wholemeal the same as whole wheat?

  • winnie
    winnie says

    wow, super healthy and looks super delicious!

  • danilizoc
    danilizoc says

    lovely - thanks so much for sharing this. was looking for a tasty treat my one year could also enjoy. i don't think these muffins will make it through the afternoon:)

  • Andyj
    Andyj says

    Found this page via google, absolutely love these muffins, thanks so much for sharing, I'm on my second batch :)

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