Honey and Spice Banana Muffins

These muffins have zero process sugar and made with oat flour.

We love banana muffins in our home so why not try and make them without sugar.  That was my first thought because I don't like to eat sugar on a regular basis. My second thought is it even possible and will they taste good.  The goal was to use honey and what I discovered is yes, it is very possible.

These muffins are a little heavier by weight, but they taste great.  I also used oat flour which is my favorite and almost a perfect ratio from wheat.  Meaning one cup of oat is the same as using one cup of wheat.

After a couple of attempts, I put together this simple recipe that I like to call, Honey and Spice Banana Muffins because I included my autumn spice blend.

The list of ingredients to make these healthy and tasty muffins.

Banana Muffin Ingredients

    • 3 ripe bananas (This helps them taste sweet)
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (regular milk is fine)
    • 3 tsp. pure vanilla
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1 T. baking powder
    • 3 tsp. Autumn Spice Blend
    • 21/4 cups oat flour (wheat flour is fine if you prefer)

Mixing Details

In a large bowl mash your bananas, I use a fork and then I mix in the egg, milk and vanilla.  Now I take a wooden spoon and blend in the melted butter and honey.  Finish the batter by folding in the autumn spice blend, baking powder and oat flour. 

You may want to use an electric mixer which is fine. I'm old school when it comes to making muffins and prefer the mixing process using a wooden spoon. Once you have a blended batter then use a scoop to fill muffin liners.  

I love these silicone liners because the muffins pop right out.  They also don't take up a lot of space and they're easy to wash up and reuse.

How to bake good muffins with these tips.

Bake Time

The last step is to bake and over the years I have learned there is a trick to baking.  Well, several tricks but a lot of it has to do with temperature and time.  If you bake at a lower temperature for a longer period, your baked goods will almost always be moist and not have that overcooked taste.  

So, we are going to preheat the oven for 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes.  Check the muffin centers at 15 minutes using a toothpick to make sure they are cooking at a nice pace. 

Do this by inserting the toothpick, pull it out and if you still have batter attached, they need more time to bake. Check again in 25 minutes to see if they might need more or less time before removing from the oven.

Every oven large or small has unique temperature settings so calculate this the first time you make this recipe and then add notes to customize for your kitchen. 

Once these honey and spice banana muffins slightly cool, enjoy with a warm tea or nice cup of coffee.  I even like them in the afternoon with an autumn spiced iced coffee.

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