Healthy Whole-Wheat Honey Banana Muffins

If you couldn’t tell by the title, this recipe is very healthy. There is no sugar and no refined flour. AND THEY TASTE GOOD. I wouldn’t lie. This is my first time baking muffins from scratch, so I’m very pleased. I found the recipe here, altered it slightly and cut in half because I only have a 12-count muffin pan. And this was all the while watching Fawlty Towers!


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 17 minutes
  • Yields: 12 beautiful muffins 


  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup hot water


  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees and grease the muffin pan 
  • Put the whole wheat flour, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl and mix. 

dry ingredients

  • Put the dry ingredients to the side and get a bigger bowl where everything will end up. Put in the olive oil and honey and whisk well.

oil + honey

  • Once that is well mixed, drop in those two eggs and mix mix mix!


  • Once those are beaten, then add the mashed (MASH THEM) bananas into the mix.
  • Now the dry ingredients are ready to make friends with the wet ingredients. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients, alternating with pouring in a little of the hot water you measured out before. Mix well!
Mix all ready to go

Mix all ready to go

  • The mix is delicious by the way–had way too much of it before it hit the oven. Go a head and pour the mix into your muffin pan. Fill it as high up as you want–it all depends on how big muffins you’d like.


  • Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Mine cooked in about 17 minutes. Try going for 15 minutes and test them.

IMG_2969And here they are. The texture turned out wonderfully, the taste not overpowering, and the structural integrity strong. Very excited about these.

Chris' hand

Chris’ hand (you can see dinner in the background)

My hand

My hand

Cheers! Enjoy the recipe and the food! Delicious 

44 Responses to "Healthy Whole-Wheat Honey Banana Muffins"

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  1. Leah

    January 29, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I’m obsessed with banana baking lately! Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Kim @ Tranquil Dreams

    January 29, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Looks amazing! :)

  3. champydreamsboxedwinebudget

    January 29, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Yum! I need to try this asap!

  4. DellaCucinaPovera

    January 31, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Looks delicious. I’ve been thinking about courting the move to non-dairy baked goods, and this looks like a great place to start. Plus my boyfriend is a bit sick of my banana bread :) Thanks for the idea!

  5. Practically Lovely

    February 7, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for this recipe! They sound so yummy! I may use this recipe with my 99 Day Fitness Challenge (Thank you for liking it) with your permission and credit back to you of course. :)

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  7. writersblock33

    February 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    YUM! I am so gonna try these. If they turn out lovely then I may try them for these little old people I cook for. :)

    • hungryandfit

      February 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Yay! Go for it

      • writersblock33

        February 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

        BTW I love your cats… We have a cat named trouble that looks like your Nymeria.

      • hungryandfit

        February 20, 2013 at 3:23 pm

        Haha what a great name!

  8. inmynuddypants

    February 27, 2013 at 8:32 am

    These look amazing. I hate it when muffins don’t rise over the top of the pan, and these definitely don’t have that issue. :]

  9. americancooksafrica

    March 1, 2013 at 1:06 am

    yum – and anything you can make while you listen to John Cleese just tastes better :)

  10. fitnessjunkii

    March 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    thanks for liking my post :)

  11. infreegarden

    March 8, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Yummy adn well risen!

  12. Ryan Brooks

    March 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Wholewheat honey muffins AND Fawlty Towers? Hedonism, you may have met your match… :)

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  14. marykmhui

    March 29, 2013 at 8:52 am

    These look great! I wonder if I could replace half the oil with apple sauce?

  15. Whisk and a Wooden Spoon

    April 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a good whole wheat fluffy muffin recipe…I’ll give this one a try!

    • hungryandfit

      April 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

      Have fun and enjoy!

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  18. terrietez

    May 31, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Sounds great! Will give it a go!

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  21. candysdailydish

    August 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Yum!!!! I have all the ingredients on hand too. I’ll definitely be making these

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  25. maverick911

    October 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    wow looks good…

  26. thefitcycle

    October 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  27. The Yum List

    December 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I love the simplicity if this recipe!

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