Healthy Banana Muffins

Deliciously healthy banana muffins bursting with sweet banana flavor, made with guilt-free, wholesome and healthy ingredients that are fiber-rich and heart-healthy.

What is it about this season that calls for homemade muffins? I simply love warming up the oven, grabbing my favorite ingredients, and baking up a batch of these healthy banana muffins.

What a way to warm up, amiright?

I hope you love today’s nutritious and heart-warming healthy banana muffins as much as I do! Let’s bake!

Healthy Banana Muffins ingredients laid out on a kitchen table, including bananas, flour, baking powder, egg, vanilla, sugar, and more

Healthy Banana Muffins Ingredients

These healthy banana muffins are so easy to make, with wholesome ingredients like bananas and oat flour! Bonus: you can easily swap the coconut oil with melted butter, and the coconut sugar with cane sugar.

What’s So Great About These Healthy Banana Muffins?

Why is my family a huge fan of these healthy banana muffins anyway? Well…

  • Wholesome & Nutritious: these banana muffins are made with 100% oat flour, or whole wheat flour—take your pick!
  • Fiber-rich: you’ll benefits from fiber-filled ingredients like bananas and oats in this recipe.
  • Heart-healthy: you’ll love the many heart-healthy ingredients in this recipe like almonds and oats!
  • Less Sugar & Less Oil: with just 3 tablespoons each of sugar and oil, this recipe yields 8-12 muffins that you won’t feel guilty about!
Fresh baked healthy banana muffins cooling on a kitchen towel with bananas

How to Make Healthy Banana Muffins

I can’t wait to show you how to make healthy banana muffins in just a few steps! Check out the photo tutorial below.

First, mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. I like to use this pastry cutter for easier mashing.

Two photos showing How to Make Healthy Banana Muffins – mash bananas

Using a whisk, mix together the wet ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Two photos showing How to Make Healthy Banana Muffins – whisking the wet ingredients together

Then, add in all of the dry ingredients, including flour, almond meal, and more over the wet ingredients in the mixing bowl.

Whisk as long as you can, switching to a spatula to finish off the thick healthy banana muffin batter.

Two photos showing How to Make Healthy Banana Muffins – combining the wet and dry ingredients

Next, pour in the nuts and fold it into the muffin batter.

Two photos showing How to Make this recipe – folding in add-in ingredients such as walnuts

Then, admire your beautiful batter—if only just for a second. Can you believe you made this?? 🙂

Close up photo to show thick and well-mixed texture of muffin batter

Grabbing a large scoop, scoop and drop muffin batter into a muffin pan lined with muffin liners.

Make sure to create rounded tops, as the batter will bake up very much how it looks raw.

Two photos showing How to Make this recipe – scooping the batter into lined baking pan

Bake, cool, then enjoy the best healthy banana muffins!

Banana Muffin Add-ins & Customizations

How do you customize these healthy banana muffins to make them just for you? Try…

  • Swapping the add-ins: instead of pecans or walnuts, use chocolate chips or chopped dried fruit like cranberries or raisins
  • Make cinnamon banana muffins: add in ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the batter for a delicious twist
  • Top with oats: I love sprinkling about ½ teaspoon of oats onto each muffin for a little added texture!
  • Make it with almond extract: reduce the vanilla to ½ teaspoon, then add in about ¼ to ½ teaspoon almond extract (depending on how strong you like it), then top batter with sliced almonds before baking.
  • Swap the almond meal: if you don’t have any almond meal on hand, or can’t eat it at all, try using the same amount of sunflower seed meal. Or, replace it with 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons additional oat flour.

Can You Freeze Healthy Banana Muffins?

Yes, you can freeze this healthy banana muffins recipe.

Simply cool muffins completely, then store in a freezer-friendly container in the freezer for 1-3 months.

Thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes before enjoying. Tip: heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until just warm.

Close up of fresh baked goods to show the rounded tops and tender crumb

Thank You!

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing in a cozy baking adventure with me and your loved ones. Be sure to take a pic of your BB creation and share it on Instagram and Facebook, tagging me @beamingbaker and #beamingbaker. I can’t wait to see it! ‘Til the next one…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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a single healthy banana muffin wrapped in a parchment muffin cup with banana slices

Healthy Banana Muffins

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Deliciously healthy banana muffins bursting with sweet banana flavor, made with guilt-free, wholesome and healthy ingredients that are fiber-rich and heart-healthy.



Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons mashed, very ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil or unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 1 egg or flax egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups gluten free oat flour or whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup almond meal
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ¾ cup add-ins of choice – I used chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with parchment muffin liners or unbleached muffin liners.
  2. Add peeled bananas to a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter (recommended) or sturdy whisk, mash bananas until smooth. Add remaining wet ingredients: oil, sugar, flax egg, and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Add all dry ingredients: oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk together as long as you can. If needed, switch to stirring and folding with a rubber spatula until well incorporated and no flour patches remain. Fold in nuts, if using.
  4. Using a large scoop, scoop and drop batter into prepared muffin pan. Fill batter completely to the top for a smaller quantity of high, round-topped muffins or ¾ of the way for a higher quantity of medium muffins. Use a spoon or spatula to shape the batter into a round top—the muffins will bake up very close to how they look raw–that’s why I love using the large scoop.
  5. Bake for 16-24 minutes. Mine took 20 minutes. Test for doneness by sticking a toothpick into a muffin in the center of the pan. When the toothpick comes out clean-ish, with just a few moist bits, it’s done.
  6. Allow to cool in pan, set on a cooling rack for 30 minutes. Then, transfer muffins directly onto the cooling rack to finish cooling for about 1 hour before storing, or enjoy immediately. Storing instructions below.


Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Freezing Instructions: These muffins freeze well. Store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container for up to 1-2 months. Allow to thaw at room temperature for 15 minutes before enjoying. Or, heat in 15-second increments in the microwave until warm.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Snacks
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. Best banana muffins ever! I made these today using mini chocolate chips and my kids and their friends finished them off within an hour. I’ll be making them weekly 🙂

    1. Woohoo!! That’s what I LOVE to hear, Sarah! 🙂 It’s truly so wonderful to hear that you, your kiddos, and your friends loved my healthy banana muffins recipe! Thanks for reporting back and letting me know. Hugs!

  2. Hi
    Would love to try the Healthy Banana Muffiins but I can’t have almond meal. What can I substitute for it?
    Thank you,