These moist whole wheat banana muffins with honey are easy healthy banana muffins with only 5 ingredients.
Plus, their tiny size makes them the perfect toddler banana muffin for snacks. No processed food here, only real food to create delicious, moist, and nut-free banana muffins for kids.
Moist banana muffins: healthy whole wheat muffins
What’s better than a moist, fluffy banana muffin right? Here I am going to show you how you can make delicious moist banana muffins with only 5 ingredients.
Plus, these are healthy banana muffins made with whole-wheat flour and honey. 100% refined sugar-free whole-wheat muffins for a delicious snack.
How To Make Moist Banana Muffins
The secret to making fluffy moist banana muffins is to use unrefined liquid sweetener and oil. Very often banana muffins are too dense and heavy because they contain too much butter and lots of refined sugar.
These banana muffins with honey are made with oil, specifically coconut oil. The combo of the two natural wholesome ingredients creates the best moist banana muffins on earth.
So let’s see all the ingredients you need to make them.
- Ripe bananas – meaning the ugly bananas, the ones with black spots on the skin that you usually throw in the bin. Yes, this recipe is the perfect banana recipe to use overripe bananas.
- Whole Wheat flour – whole-wheat flour or wholemeal flour adds lots of fiber to this recipe. If you only have white wheat flour on your hands, the recipe will still work, but it will contain less fiber. You can also use half white wheat flour and half whole wheat flour if desired.
- Eggs – eggs add lots of moisture to these muffins, so don’t replace or decrease the egg amount.
- Baking soda – this gives a little raise to the muffins. Feel free to replace with half the amount of baking powder if preferred.
- Honey – it’s a natural unrefined sweetener that adds a light sweet flavor to these muffins while keeping them moist. You can replace it with maple syrup if desired.
What Are Toddler Banana Muffins
These are toddler banana muffins, meaning they are moist banana muffins easy to eat with little hands.
Bonus, they are naturally sweetened with honey and ripe banana and made with nutrient-dense whole-wheat flours. Indeed, whole-wheat flour is made by grinding whole grains wheat, adding as much as 12 grams of fiber per 100 grams of flour.
Fibers are good for busy toddlers as they slow down the release of energy in their bodies, keep their tummy full for longer, and improve gut health.
They have energy for longer, and they won’t feel hungry just an hour after eating these banana muffins.
How To Store Banana Muffins
These banana muffins can be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the pantry. Otherwise, you can freeze them in plastic bags or in a box.
You can place them frozen in your kid’s lunchbox. They are mini banana muffins – I used a non-stick 24 mini muffin pan to make toddler-size banana muffins – so they will need only 1 hour to defrost at room temperature.
If you make a larger banana muffin, you will need about 3 hours to defrost them.
Muffin Size and Flavor Tips
This banana muffin recipe is cooked in mini muffin size. However, you can bake the recipe in a 12 non-stick muffin pan too.
It should be noted that mini muffins bake faster – only 12-15 min. A large muffin will require around 20-25 minutes of baking time at the same temperature.
Also, mini banana muffins are much moister and perfect for a toddler’s hands! It’s also a great way to control the portion you eat!
Finally, note that this recipe is very versatile, and you can create many different flavors like:
- Chocolate chips banana muffins – add between 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup chocolate chips.
- Blueberry banana muffins – add 1/3 cup frozen or fresh blueberries or check my blueberry banana muffin recipe.
- Cinnamon banana muffins – add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
I would love to hear what’s your favorite kids’ muffins flavor! Talk to you soon & enjoy this healthy recipe.
Whole-wheat Banana Muffins
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