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Honey Whole Wheat Banana Muffins


Have you ever swapped honey for the sugar in your muffins? If not, you are seriously missing out! We love muffins in our house and make a batch weekly, if not more often. They are my go-to quick breakfast, snack, or even as part of my girls' lunches. The mashed banana can easily be swapped for ~1 cup of shredded zucchini if you want to mix things up. Either way, the honey sweetens these muffins to perfection.


Here's what you'll need for 10-12 muffins:

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

  • 3/4 cup bread flour (all purpose will work, they will be a little more dense)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • sprinkle of nutmeg or cloves

  • 3 medium very ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350°F and line your muffin pan. In a small pan, melt the butter. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the honey. Set aside to cool slightly.


Combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and set aside.


In a large bowl, combine the mashed banana, oil, vanilla, and the melted butter and honey mixture. Next, add in your eggs. Once the wet mixture is well combined, stir in the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips, if using.


Fill muffin liners 1/2 - 2/3 full, depending on size of desired muffins. Bake 14-17 minutes, until baked through. Cool before serving. Store in an airtight container on the counter for 1-2 days, in the fridge for up to 4 days, or these can also be frozen for up to 3 months.


Little Edits: Many recipes call for vegetable or canola oil in baking, but both are highly processed and can lead to inflammation in your body. Avocado oil is a great alternative for vegetable or canola oil when baking. It has a light flavor that mixes well and doesn't overpower whatever you are making. I also keep a spray version for any recipes where you need a non-stick spray.

Enjoy!

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