Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffin - No white sugar, brown sugar or white flour
Healthy Whole Wheat Banana Muffin – No white sugar, brown sugar or white flour

My intention for this week’s recipe was to make something for St. Patrick’s Day.  Irish Soda Bread, Cabbage Rolls, Grasshopper smoothie, or even the traditional Corn Beef and cabbage main course. However, that all changed when ‘life’ happened.

We were extra busy this weekend with the hint of spring weather that appeared.

We had to take advantage of every hour of the temperatures that reached near 70 degrees to get the farm ‘caught up’ in terms of spring cleaning, set up and preparation for the building of the new chicken coop.  Needless to say, that meant that we spent little time at home and our fresh fruit sitting on the counter was quite neglected.

So as I set out this week to prepare my Friday recipe, all I could see was those over-ripened bananas staring pathetically at me.  For those who know me, I have a difficult time throwing anything still of value out. Just because those bananas had some blemishes on the outside (don’t we all), doesn’t mean I couldn’t find a good use for them.  I put aside the idea of the St. Patrick’s day dishes, and I began the baking process.

Of course, I had to tweak my traditional banana bread recipe to make it without  white or brown sugar and without white flour.  Below is the recipe that I used to make banana muffins with more natural ingredients than those typical recipes that you find in most cookbooks.  This combination of ingredients allows for substitutions that produces a moist and delicious muffin that can be eaten as an ‘on the go’ breakfast, or as a healthy alternative to that late night dessert craving.

Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe

 

 

 INGREDIENTS:

 

Dry ingredients ready to be mixed with the banana mixture
Dry ingredients ready to be mixed with the banana mixture

3 medium ripe bananas

2 eggs

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup wheat flour

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

**Hint - grind down the rolled oats in a food processor for a finer consistency
**Hint – grind down the rolled oats in a food processor for a finer consistency

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

1. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl  until lumps disappear.  Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well.  Add honey and mix until combined.

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.

**Hint – I place the oatmeal in my food processor and pulse it to make it more like a powder consistency before I add it to the mixture.  This produces a muffin that is less like an oatmeal muffin, and more like a moist banana muffin.

3. On low speed, add dry mixture a little at a time to the banana mixture.  Once incorporated, add vanilla and mix just until combined.

Ready for the oven!
Ready for the oven!

**Hint – When using wheat flour, it is important to not over-mix your batter.  Over mixing results in dense, thick dough.

4. Place in a lined muffin tin – fill each muffin cup 2/3rd’s full.

5. Bake at 325 degrees F for approximately 20-25 minutes.

6. Cool for a few minutes, then remove to finish cooling on a cooling/baker’s rack.

Enjoy!!!

Mary and Jim

**If you would like to receive our Recipe Of The Week each Friday – be sure to sign up to follow the blog via email in the right had column, β€œlike” us on  the Facebook, or follow us on Twitter

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 3 medium ripe bananas
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1 cup rolled oats
  4. 1 cup wheat flour
  5. 1/2 cup honey
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl until lumps disappear. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix well. Add honey and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.**Hint - I place the oatmeal in my food processor and pulse it to make it more like a powder consistency before I add it to the mixture. This produces a muffin that is less like an oatmeal muffin, and more like a moist banana muffin.
  4. On low speed, add dry mixture a little at a time to the banana mixture. Once incorporated, add vanilla and mix just until combined.**Hint - When using wheat flour, it is important to not over-mix your batter. Over mixing results in dense, thick dough.
  5. Place in a lined muffin tin - fill each muffin cup 2/3rd's full.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F for approximately 20-25 minutes.
  7. Cool for a few minutes, then remove to finish cooling on a cooling/baker's rack.
Old World Garden Farms http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/

15 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Banana Muffin Recipe – NO white sugar, brown sugar, or white flour

  • August 5, 2015 at 6:38 am
    Permalink

    I made these for the family with a few twists, but they were a hot with the kids. Even my daughter who doesn’t like banana muffins!
    I’ve quit sugar myself and am slowly removing sugar from my families diet.
    I omitted the honey for 1/4 tsp green leaf stevia. I only used 3/4 cup of wheat flour and I added 1/4 ground flaxseed and 1/8 cup of chia seeds. They were a little dense, but healthy so I don’t mind.

  • March 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm
    Permalink

    What a terrific recipe. Just made a dozen and ate six of them right down. Will definitely keep this recipe handy. You don’t need an electric mixer, just use a fork in a bowl and then spoon out to your muffin pan. Twenty five minutes at 325 was perfect.

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm
    Permalink

    Will this recipe work with Almond Flour??? For even less carbs.

    • February 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm
      Permalink

      I’m not sure on that Cheryl – we have never tried that one – but yes – if it did – would even be less carbs for sure.

  • July 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm
    Permalink

    Made these muffins last night, the only change I made was to use whole grain millet, sorghum, and brown rice flour (Hodgson Mill) Baking mix. Thanks for the recipe, Yummy!

  • June 23, 2013 at 5:24 am
    Permalink

    I make these all the time for people at church!! We love them!!

  • June 1, 2013 at 10:25 am
    Permalink

    Hi, I made these muffins a few days ago and I am so happy with this recipe! They tasted and looked great and they are healthy! I’m going to try them with steel cut oats since I mostly blended the oats. Thank you for sharing this!

  • March 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    Permalink

    Made these yesterday. They are very simple to make and delicious to eat. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • March 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
    Permalink

    Tried these last night and they are wonderful!!! I felt good about serving these to my family. BTW, I just used pam baking spray and they popped out easily – didn’t stick a bit. Thanks so much!!!

  • March 16, 2013 at 11:13 am
    Permalink

    Love your recipes and I am definitely going to try this one!! However, I would like to make a suggestion please….. A printer friendly version.(unless I missed the button somewhere) πŸ™‚ Keep posting these wonderful, healthy recipes. I love your blog and you guys have really been an inspiration. Thank you. Jo

  • March 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm
    Permalink

    Perfect, as I also don’t like to throw food out and I have some wheat flour that needs to be used. Thanks!

  • March 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    Permalink

    Hi, these muffins look great and I just happened to have some bananas sitting on my counter also. Thanks for the great healthly idea. Sue

  • March 15, 2013 at 9:31 am
    Permalink

    These sound heavenly! I love the fact that you are omiting the sugars and flour. I am cooking challenged, so I am in awe of those of you gifted to be able to come up with recipes like this. Being cooking challenged, I am not sure what you mean by “lined” muffin tin. Do you mean that you cut and put parchment paper in the bottom of the tin? Thanks and love your blog!

    • March 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm
      Permalink

      Just use paper muffin cases to line the pan ( you buy these from your supermarket), or grease liberally with butter or cooking spray if you don’t have any cases. Hope that helps you.

Comments are closed.

Please wait...

Sign up to Subscribe to get our OWG articles - free of course!

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.
%d bloggers like this: