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I try to avoid superlatives when I can but I’d be remiss not to declare: these are the BEST Healthy Banana Muffins! I’ve been baking them for more than a decade, and they are a reader favorite too. Made with whole grains, pure maple syrup, and Greek yogurt, they are magnifically moist, fluffy, and packed with banana flavor!

moist healthy banana muffins with a bite taken out

Why You’ll Love This Moist Banana Muffins Recipe

  • Tried and True. Since their publication date (many years ago), these healthy banana muffins with yogurt have received dozens of glowing reviews and been viewed millions of times. (They’ve even inspired Healthy Banana Bread and Oatmeal Banana Bread.)
  • The Best Thing to Make with Ripe Bananas. While Chocolate Banana Bread and Pumpkin Banana Bread are delish, it’s these classic healthy banana muffins that I turn to most. They’re timeless and great for kids too!
  • Wholesome and Nutritious. These healthy banana muffins with yogurt are wholesome without being too wholesome (for a more wholesome option, check out my Banana Bran Muffins). They’re made with whole wheat flour, yogurt, and sweetened with maple syrup, but they taste the most reminiscent of the sky-high banana muffins you’d find at a bakery. They even have that coveted shiny bakery muffin top!
  • You Only Need ONE BOWL. While these aren’t 4 ingredient banana muffins, they are super simple. You only need one bowl and a spoon to make them. And OK, maybe a fork if your mashed bananas are particularly stubborn. Due to their ease and simple cleanup, these are the banana muffins I make most from my site (and I have a LOT of healthy muffin recipes).
healthy banana muffins with walnuts

5 Star Review

“These banana muffins are the best I have ever made in all my 40 plus years of baking! Moist & delicious, and my family loves them as well.”

— Donna —

How to Make Healthy Banana Muffins

The Ingredients

  • Bananas. Naturally sweet, healthy, and an unbelievably scrumptious addition to muffins. Since bananas are packed with fiber and antioxidants and the other ingredients in the recipe are more nutritious, these healthy banana muffins are good for you.
  • White Whole Wheat Flour. Using white whole wheat flour adds extra nutritional value.
  • Greek Yogurt. Yogurt adds moisture and protein to the muffins.
  • Oil. While these are banana muffins with oil, the amount is minimal compared to most recipes because of the Greek yogurt.
  • Light Brown Sugar + Maple Syrup. The maple syrup tames the whole wheat flour, giving these banana nut muffins a pleasant taste and rich flavor profile. A moderate amount of brown sugar gives the muffins moisture and a hint of caramel flavor that pairs wonderfully with the banana.
  • Vanilla. Gives these muffins depth and enhances their flavor.
  • Cinnamon. For that classic banana bread warmth and coziness.
  • Walnuts. This recipe contains an inordinate amount of walnuts (1 full cup, where most banana nut muffin recipes call for a mere 1/4 or 1/2). I love the nuts’ deep, toasty flavor and crunch, but if you are not as nut crazy as we are, you can certainly reduce that amount or omit them.

The Directions

mashed bananas for easy healthy banana muffins
  1. Mash the Bananas. Until mostly smooth.
whisking easy ingredients for the best healthy banana muffins
  1. Prepare Batter. Whisk in the rest of the ingredients except for flour and walnuts.
healthy banana muffin ingredients in a bowl
  1. Fold in Walnuts and Flour. Gently stir in flour and fold in walnuts.
healthy banana muffins in a muffin tin
  1. Bake the Muffins. Scoop into muffin tin and bake banana muffins for 20 to 22 minutes at 350 degrees F. DIG IN!
healthy banana muffins and walnuts on parchment paper

Recipe Variations

a stack of healthy banana muffins

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Store Your Muffins Properly. Yes, how you store your muffins does matter. Lining your container with paper towels helps absorb moisture, keeping your muffins from turning soggy. Check out my How to Store Muffins guide for all my best storage tips.
  • Don’t Overmix. One of the most important ways to make your muffins fluffy is to avoid overmixing. Overmixing the batter can cause your muffins to become tough and dense. When you’re preparing the batter, only stir until just combined and do it as gently as you can.
  • Get Creative! While we’re major fans of walnut-packed banana muffins, you can adapt the mix-ins however you please. Omit the walnuts entirely, toss in some peanut butter chips, add a swirl of Nutella, or use any flavor combination that you enjoy.
close up of a banana muffin

Healthy Banana Muffins

4.83 from 219 votes
Healthy banana muffins with yogurt, whole wheat, and maple syrup. So moist and fluffy! This easy muffin recipe takes just one bowl.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Servings: 12 muffins


  • 3 large overripe bananas about 1 1/2 cups mashed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup walnut halves toasted and coarsely chopped


  • Place rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners, or lightly grease with nonstick spray.
  • Mash bananas in the bottom of a large bowl until mostly smooth.
  • Whisk in the egg, and then the yogurt and oil. Whisk in the brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda, salt, and cinnamon over the top, and then stir until combined.
  • Gently stir in the flour until barely combined, and then fold in the walnuts.
  • Scoop the mixture into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup nearly to the top. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the muffins spring back lightly when touched in the center.



  • TO STORE: Store muffins in a paper towel-lined airtight storage container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • TO FREEZE: Freeze muffins in an airtight freezer-safe storage container for up to 3 months. Thaw and enjoy as desired.
  • TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: Swap the white whole wheat flour for a gluten free 1:1 baking blend.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14g

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  1. Congrats to Ben and to you too! Lots of exciting things happening! Hope you all get to enjoy this time!! I will certainly give these a try – they look delicious! I haven’t baked much with greek yogurt yet. Pinned :)

    1. Thank you so much! And baking with Greek yogurt is one of my favorite baking swaps ever. I think you will love how moist it makes all kind of treats, while keeping them healthy!

      1. Just founder this recipe and anxious to try it. However the white whole wheat is a problem. Will whole or pastry substitute? THANKS

        1. Hi Nina! You can use whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour for the same amount of white whole wheat flour. I hope you love the recipe!

  2. Congrats Ben (and Erin too)! Graduation day is so rewarding.

    Celebrating with healthy muffins and steak later….that’s the way too go.

    Just like so many people, I am always looking for options for my overripe bananas and of course the walnut/banana combo is always a winner =)

  3. I love that he wrote you a letter, too … its so true, this kind of experience requires two people! But as for eating these muffins, I think I could handle it by myself ;) They look amazing!

    1. Eating these muffins is far, far too easy Mary Frances! Thanks so much for your kind wishes :-)

  4. What a sweet post! Congratulations to both of you! I hope you get to soak up lots of together time this summer! Your steak/ice cream/netflix marathon sounds like the perfect night to me. :) He is lucky to have such a supportive partner.

    1. I am glad that you approve of our postgrad plan! Thank you so much. This is such a sweet note :-)

  5. Congrats to you both! My husband is in school and I know exactly what you mean about the sacrifice and work on both parts. It takes a lot of support to get someone through school…and good eats! These muffins look amazing. Can you make the batter into banana bread?

    1. Hi Brynn, Thanks so much for the kind graduation wishes, and you can absolutely bake this into banana bread. Use a 9×5 inch pan and bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Congrats – to both of you! It’s a lot of hard work on both sides, especially making perfect muffins for study time. They look delicious.

  7. Congratulations to you two!!! What a great accomplishment!!! I love the balance of celebrating with these healthy muffins and then steak later :)

  8. Erin — Congrats to both your husband AND you! What an accomplishment, and even though it’s your husband getting the law degree, it’s absolutely an accomplishment of yours as well. I’m sure you were the rock that kept him going and he couldn’t have done it without you — it takes so much to be THAT person that is continually understanding and supportive. So fun to be part of a team! Wishing you and your hubby many more years of success and teamwork to come. :)

    P.S. Absolutely in love with these babies — double the nuts, yes-ah pub-lease!

  9. Congrats you guys! I am SO happy for you! Seriously! I don’t know how I would have handled being the wife of a law student – so congrats goes out to both of you!
    But, now what will you call your blog ;) I’m kidding!
    These muffins look amazing, and I am obsessed with the 1 cup of walnuts. Bring on that crunch! Pinned :)

  10. Congratulations to both of you! So wonderful to hear. And these muffins sounds amazing — you can never have too many walnuts!

  11. Congrats to both of you! Marriage is definitely a team effort and you two exemplify this. I can’t wait to read more of your adventures and good luck with the house hunt.

  12. Congrats to your husband on his graduation! Sounds like you two make the perfect team together. He’s very lucky to have such a supportive wife! :) And these banana muffins look delicious! My favorite type of muffin. Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much Cassie! Got beaten out for the second time this weekend (The house had three offers on it the first day it hit the market!), but we’re sticking with it. Also, I have educated Ben on the importance of an under mounted sink;-(

  13. Hi Erin,
    Congratulations! I know how it is when it comes to law studies. I studied law and in France it takes many years! 6 years for me.
    Both of you deserve this success and those yummy banana nut muffins.
    So are you going to change your blog’s title for ” The wife’s lawyer”? Lol
    Have a great day

  14. Woohooo! Congratulations to both of you! What a fantastic accomplishment! The muffins sound amazing and your pics are beautiful! Good luck with the house hunting – enjoy every minute :)

  15. Congrats to you and Ben!!! Can’t even tell you how excited I am for you. I will be celebrating with the two of you by making a batch of these muffins :).
    Lots of new and exciting adventures ahead, which I am sure you will master just as brilliantly and wonderfully as this one!!

  16. What a wonderful post Erin. Congratulations to you both. How sweet of your husband to get you a card too. Love these muffins!

  17. BIG Congratulations to you both, Erin.
    These muffins look super duper delicious!

  18. Congrats to Ben, how exciting and what a long journey that was for both of you!! Also, I love how your outfit perfectly matches his graduation gown :) Good luck with the future, you two sound like the perfect balance for each other.

    I love a muffin that is so tasty it feels like dessert, but it is also healthy so you don’t have to feel bad about eating two, or three, or four of them!

  19. Wow – Congrats to Ben and You – Walnut jammed muffins are the way to celebrate!

  20. There’s never time for that ideal celebration with the steak, is there? Real life gets in the way.
    But at least you have these muffins! They’re great.
    Congrats to your husband! Now you have to change your blog title.

  21. Congratulations, Ben and Erin! This has to be my favorite of all your blogs. You two certainly have your priorities straight and a very good idea of what marriage is all about. I predict there will be many many years of wedded bliss for you. You’re building a strong foundation for your future children. I love that you each wrote letters to one another. My husband writes me letters occasionally. My favorite is the one he wrote after reading The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I had asked him to read the book, but I had no idea he had until he gave me his letter. I will treasure his words, and the book he held in his hands and read, forever. Keep doing what you’re doing!

    As for your recipe, I will definitely make these muffins. I have these ingredients in my house all the time, and I love walnuts (I’m with Ben on this one.). Unfortunately, the love of my life detests bananas in anything BUT his cereal. I will have to show my love with a different healthy recipe, lol!

    1. Diane, this is just the kindest, sweetest note. Thank you so, so much. And I’m sure your husband will love whatever you bake! Sounds like he’s a lucky man :-)

  22. Congrats to Ben on a huge accomplishment (and to you, dear, for being so supportive of him through it all)! I’ll be praying for you guys as you make these transitions in the coming months. And these muffins look deee-lish!

  23. Congrats Ben and Erin! Such a huge and exciting accomplishment! Wishing you guys both the best of luck on this next chapter of your lives. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than these delicious muffins and of course a steak!

  24. Congrats to you and Ben! As the wife of a medical school student (WHO GRADUATES SUNDAY!!!) I understand completely how hard it is and how both people must make sacrifices! Enjoy this time together – you both deserve it!!

    1. WHOOO HOOO! Congrats on your hubby’s (and your!) graduation too!! How exciting. I hope you do something really special to celebrate :-)

  25. So excited for you and Ben! Such a HUGE accomplishment and one deserving of celebration. These muffins look like the perfect way to do it :)

  26. Yay, congrats to Ben and you – so happy and excited for the both of you. Love how you’re celebrating with these healthy muffins along with steak and ice cream:) Good luck with the house hunting and hope you enjoy this very special and exciting time – woohoo!

  27. Congratulations, Ben and Erin! I can’t wait to follow along on your new adventure, wherever that might be next. Enjoy your time together and good luck with the house hunting!

  28. I’m tearing up over here. This post is so sweet. I’m so proud of both of you! You did it!
    Much love and felicidades~

  29. Awww … what a lovely, lovely story. Almost like an epilogue, except it isn’t an epilogue, just the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. :-)
    LOVE the banana nut muffins. I totally approve of adding as many walnuts as you can squeeze in without them falling apart and also like the idea of that maple syrup you added. Next time I make anything baked with nuts in, I will definitely throw in far too many on purpose!

  30. Congratulations to you AND Ben! As the wife of a former PhD student I can attest to the fact that a graduation from any advanced degree program cannot be accomplished by one person alone. Whether its a friend, roommate or spouse, sacrifices – big and small – must be made. Huge kudos to you both and hooray for exciting next steps ahead!!!

  31. Congrats Erin! You made it!! Oh and congrats to Ben too I guess. :) kidding. I’m so happy for you both!

  32. Very exciting! Congrats to your hubs. These muffins will be perfect for breakfast on the go when he starts his new job. Pinned.

  33. Erin, you are adorable! You also reminded me of how important it is to treat my husband, Ryan, with compassion (and treats) while he is working toward his Ph.D. This is a crazy phase of life, but one day I hope to be writing a similar post :-)

  34. Congrats to Ben and you as well, such a huge accomplishment for him! Love these beautiful healthy muffins too!

  35. Awww congratulations to you and Ben on this momentous event! Such a big accomplishment and I can only imagine how much you two learned through it. I think it’s adorable that you would pick him up at the library. What a great way to celebrate with these muffins!

  36. Yay Ben! Yay Erin! Yayyy, I love you, you couple of nuts! (See what I did there?)

  37. Congrats to you and Ben! It is a tremendous accomplishment and testament to the strength of your relationship. I am sad that I won’t get to work with Ben or get to know you better in your new city, but if I can do anything to help you guys with your transition, please feel free to email me!

    1. Shannon, what??? I was counting on more dinners at Capital Grille with you! I hope you are on to many new, wonderful adventures. If you are ever back in town, please give us a call. We’d both love to see you. Thanks so much for the kind graduation wishes too!

  38. Wooohoo congrats you two! What a sweet reflection on the past few years. I bet future batches of these muffins will bring back memories of all the support and love that was poured into them during the law school years for awhile to come. :) Glad to hear that you’re scheduling some time for relaxation amid the house hunting (good luck, btw!)/cleaning, etc. As for the muffins themselves, I love that they feature one whole cup of walnuts. The more the merrier! YUM.

  39. Hi Erin! Congratulations to you and Ben both! I know it takes two to accomplish something like this. I couldn’t have made it through my MFA program without Ryan. And these muffins look delicious. Love love love banana muffins!

  40. Yay!! Congrats to both of you! Are you planning to stick around madison, or are you off to new adventures? PS I think I saw you at the farmers market last Saturday but I wasn’t sure so I decided not to say anything in case I was mistaken haha

    1. No way Marlies! I was totally there. Please, please say hi next time. I would love to meet you!

  41. Awww, congratulations! You two seem like such a sweet couple. Enjoy your steak and ice cream! These muffins look perfect :)

  42. Oh my gosh, Erin I am SO happy for you and Ben! What a massive achievement! Law school is an unbelievable slog and it’s definitely a huge tribute to his (and your) dedication, patience and staying power that you are now both celebrating his status as a qualified lawyer! Yay yay yay! Love all of your reflections on marriage and relationship in here. I definitely agree that each new journey brings its own challenges but it’s a privilege to go through it as a partnership of love, trust and strength. I know that this new, exciting chapter will be hugely exciting and wonderful for you and Ben – I hope the initiation to his firm will go smoothly! As for these muffins? Just yum. I am a walnut fanatic so I totally agree with Ben’s modified walnut content! xx

  43. Wawhooooo… Thats fantastic. Congrats to Ben and high fives to you girl! I only in recent weeks found your blog, but I love the way you share your story, its so different than mine, but its super the way you support, love and encourage Ben to be his very best and manage to follow your passions too. Its inspiring. I do hope you both enjoyed celebrating and your batch of victory muffins went down a treat.

    1. Thank you so much!! And I’m so glad you found my blog. I love sharing experiences, and it’s wonderful to have you here!

  44. Congratulations to Ben and to you!! Such a huge accomplishment! I hope that house hunting goes quickly and smoothly for you!

  45. congrats you two :) i have followed your journey and you always have your way with words…good luck with house hunting.

  46. So many congrats to you both! What an amazing milestone (and house hunting–so fun, good luck)! These muffins looks like the best kind of reward :)

  47. Huge congratulations to Ben!! And you too : ) Here’s to all your adventures ahead! And some delicious looking banana muffins!

  48. I loved this post Erin. I am so very happy for you both. What a huge accomplishment. Your idea of a night out sounds strangely familiar. Steakhouse + Ice Cream + Comedy? That is just my style!

  49. Many congratulations on your accomplishments; the glowing photo of you and Ben radiates how proud and in love you are. Best wishes for continued love, success, and food blogging fun!

  50. Erin,
    Awh, I love this post!! I love what you learned and how your marriage has grown over the past few years. . So, Ben will be working in Madison, right? I hope you’re not leaving! and house hunting? so fun! let me know if you need any help. . we still need to grab some coffee or a beer! and I love these muffins!!!

  51. First of all, congrats to Ben – wonderful. May you have a happy and successful future. Nice muffin recipe. Thank you.

  52. Congratulations to you both! I know exactly how you feel and wish you the best of luck with Bar Prep ahead : ) I hope you guys have a fall vacation planned for after the Bar. I know that we do!!!

    1. Thank you so, so much! We are getting out easy because Ben is practicing Wisconsin and doesn’t have to take the bar! A vacation is in order though :-) You definitely deserve one too!

      1. You don’t have to take the bar in Wisconsin??? We may be moving there soon…ha ha just kidding! You are super lucky and congrats again!!!

  53. Congrats to Ben & to you, Erin!

    How much nutmeg-the directions include it but I don’t see it in the list, I am skipping it this time, as I am mid-mixing lol, but would like to know for next time…

    1. Hi and thanks so much for your kind words! I am so sorry for the confusion about the nutmeg. It should NOT be included, so you made the muffins perfectly. I’ve made it both ways in the past, and decided it’s better without, because the cinnamon and maple syrup really shine. If you love nutmeg, you can add a 1/4 teaspoon, but otherwise no need. I hope you love them, again so sorry for the contradictory info.

  54. A big congratulations to your husband! My husband is also studying Law so I really do understand what you mean. It is a journey that you take together. So congratulations to you too! Meanwhile, I would really enjoy one of these muffins right about now! :)

  55. Congrats to you both! Law school is not an easy feat. Don’t celebrate too soon though… the Bar Exam is a completely different animal :) I think I saw my husband for an hour each day the summer after law school graduation. He was working full time & studying for the bar at the same time – something I wouldn’t recommend ;). I think after the Bar was passed and over with, that’s when we really felt like all the crazy was behind us!!! Best of luck from one former-law-student-wife to another :)

  56. Congratulations to you and your husband! That is a amazing milestone! And I’m sold on these banana muffins with extra walnuts! I may even use black walnuts!

    1. Black walnuts would make these muffins so special Mallory! Thank you so much for your kind words too :-)

  57. Wonderful healthy muffin recipe! I had an extra banana I put in as well as both walnuts and pecans. Shared with my co-workers and they raved about them. Thank you for sharing the recipe!5 stars

    1. Vicki, so so happy to hear that you loved them, and I adore the idea of adding pecans and extra banana too. Thanks so much for trying the recipe and for letting me know. It always makes my day!!

  58. I usually don’t stop to comment on blogs (bad, I know…). But this time I just HAD to! Thank you for sharing this muffin recipe. They are AMAZING and just what I’d hoped they’d be! I did ditch the brown sugar because my yoghurt was slightly sweet and I didn’t want an overly sweet muffin (read: didn’t want to feel guilty if I decided to eat these for breakfast), I also sprinkled a few rolled oats on top for texture and probably didn’t have the full cup of walnuts (maybe 1/2 a cup?). The rose beautifully, have a gorgeous moist texture and springy crumb. And the flavour was heavenly! So, once again, thank you! This will be my go-to, essentially guilt-free banana muffin now!

    Congrats as well to your husband on finishing law school (I know this post was back in May, but that’s still a great effort!).5 stars

    1. Trinity!! Thank you so much for letting me know how these turned out, and I’m thrilled to hear that you loved them. Thanks also for your kind words about Ben’s graduation. I’ll pass them along :-) Have a wonderful day!

  59. Erin, I’ve had this recipe bookmarked to try, finally have my 3 super-ripe bananas today! I just mixed up the batter and the muffins are in the oven right now, I snuck a quick taste of the batter and it is heavenly…can’t wait to taste them!! I may sprinkle them with powdered sugar thus canceling out the “healthy” — so far I’m loving every recipe of yours that I’ve tried — keep up the excellent work and thank you!5 stars

    1. Marina, I’m so happy that you tried these! They are one of our favorites, and yes the batter is HEAVENLY! I hope they turned out perfectly for you.

  60. Erin, what a heart filled post! Congratulations to you both as marriage is all about give and take. Hopefully more give on both counts! My husband loves banana bread so I am going to try these for his work lunch and hope loves!

  61. While searching the web for something to do with my old bananas I came across your blog. I enjoyed your writing and to top it off you shared the best banana muffin recipe ever. I made them and they are delicious! Thank you and Congratulations to you both!5 stars

    1. Suzette, I am so incredibly happy that you found my blog and enjoyed these muffins! Thank you so much for your kind words, and I hope to see you back here again soon

  62. Thank you so much for sharing what is absolutely the best banana muffin recipe I’ve ever had (I may add some flax seeds next time knowing they won’t alter the delicious flavor). I’ve been looking for a healthy recipe and found yours through google. I’m going to share it with family and friends now and I know even those who don’t look for healthy foods will love them. Congrats to you and your husband on his graduation. From someone who supported her husband through grad school (and with 2 kids), I know you two couldn’t have made this happen without determination, compromise, perseverance and love from and for each other. :-)5 stars

    1. Janet, I’m beyond excited to hear how much you enjoyed these muffins! Thank you also so much for your kind words. I can’t even imagine getting through grad school with kids, so you sound like quite the champion yourself. Wishing you all the best, and thank you so much for letting me know how this recipe turned out for you!

  63. These banana nut muffins are the best. I love to read the stories that people like you leave for others to read. Congrats! I made these for the first time today using 1/4 c sour cream instead of maple syrup, And, since we love coconut, added 1/2 c with the nuts. They are just fabulous, thanks for the recipe5 stars

    1. Nancy, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! I love coconut too. That sounds like a delicious addition. Enjoy every bite, and thank you so much, both for your kind words and for taking time to leave this review.

  64. Have just discovered you and loving your blog already (and I’ve only read the intro page!). Looking forward to an awesome time sifting thru recipes! Ps: my hubby was in uni for what seemed like forever PhD-ing 12 yrs since completion still married, happy and yes, still time poor!

    1. Jo, it’s so nice to virtually “meet” you! Thanks so much for taking time to say hi, and you are a champ! 12 years? WOW!

  65. What a charming and heartfelt post. I feel like I know both of you! Congratulations on your recent successes, and thanks for the muffin recipe. I’m baking a batch for the hardworking students in my family: my teenage daughter and our exchange student from Tokyo.

    1. Hi Marisa! I am so happy to hear that you two enjoyed them. The chocolate chips sound like a delicious addition. Thanks for letting me know! I really appreciate it :-)

  66. Erin, this is exactly the kind of recipe I was looking for! So glad I found it. Your post was delightful, too. Happy for you and Ben. :)5 stars

  67. Hi Erin,
    I was online searching for some healthy banana muffin recipe when I came across your website! School starts tomorrow and the stress of having to put healthy snacks besides fruits and vegetables in my kids lunch boxes was starting to creep up again… I sometimes run out of ideas.

    I had all the ingredients at hand so I hurried up to do a batch of banana-walnut muffins! They are absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to surprise my kids with this healthy snack in their lunch box tomorrow!

    Thank you!5 stars

    1. Sonia, I am so so happy that you found and love this recipe! I hope your kids enjoy them too. Thank you for taking time to let me know—it makes my day! Have a wonderful start back to school, and Happy New Year too!

  68. I’ve tried many different banana nut  muffin recipes for my overly ripe bananas. This recipe is by far the very best! I did make a few substitutes, however. I prefer pecans to walnuts , sea salt to kosher, and honey as opposed to maple syrup. I”m not sure if the substitutes compromised the taste, but my family has not stopped raving over the muffins. I shared some of the  freshly baked muffins with my sister-in-law and her family loved them, as well…even my very picky brother!!! These muffins will definitely become a staple in my household. I will never buy bakery/store bought ones again. Thanks so much for sharing your initial recipe. 5 stars

    1. Dottie, I am so, so excited to hear you loved these, and the swaps sound yummy too (the honey would just add a different sort of sweetness, and pecans are great!). Thanks for trying the recipe and letting me know how it turned out. Wishing you many more batches :)

  69. Just wanted to comment also that these are the yummiest and most moist muffins ever!! I love the taste of maple syrup and coconut sugar. Gives it a nice caramelly flavour. My hubby smashed through them way too quickly for my liking. Just about to make a double batch for the week. And I too used Pecans (as that is all I had on hand). Very yummy although probably a little higher in fat than walnuts. Yum! Thanks for the recipe!!5 stars

    1. Nicole, I’m so excited to hear that you and the hubby loved these! Thank you so much for trying them and for letting me know how they turned out.

  70. Great questions! You can use the same amount of regular whole wheat flour, but do know that the muffins will be a bit heavier in texture and you will be able to taste the wheat flour more. If you are worried about this, you could use half whole wheat and half all-purpose. Also, you can definitely swap honey for the maple syrup. Keep all of the amounts the same as in the original recipe, and you will be good to go!

  71. Just made these for the first time and they are fabulous!  They will be the perfect study snack this week.  When it comes to muffins, I think you might be my spirit animal Erin ;) 5 stars

    1. Whooo hoooo! So glad these muffins are great school fuel for you Kelsey. Yay for being muffin kindred spirits :)

    1. Hi Heather! The tricky thing with baking is that so many variables can affect the final result. My guess is that you might have used an extra large amount of banana, that your oven temp might actually be lower that what the dial is telling you, or they might just be a bit under baked. Even small variations in measuring flour can affect the results too. I’m sorry I can’t give you an exact answer. It’s just so hard to say without my being there with you. Regardless, I am glad to hear they tasted great and I hope the next batch has the texture you were looking for!

  72. I just made these muffins for the first time and they are absolutely delicious!! I may or may not have eaten 3 of them. ?  Seriously, so, so good. Thanks for the recipe. 5 stars

    1. Sara, I am so pleased to hear this! Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know how they turned out. (And shhhh the first time I made them, I ate four, so you are in good company!)

  73. Hi Jennifer! I calculate calories for my new recipes as they are written, but I’m unable to update all of the old ones. If you want to find the calories in this according to how you made the muffins, you can do so for free at I hope that helps!

    1. Hi Priyanka! The maple syrup you could swap for honey or light agave nectar. I’m afraid there isn’t a good swap I can recommend for the egg—it’s essential to the recipe to bind the muffins, help them rise, and make them moist too. You could try a flax egg (use an online search for directions), but I’ve never done that with muffins before, so I can’t speak personally for the results.

  74. Beautiful website!
    Is there something that can take the place of the yogurt in this recipe and others I’ve seen on your site?

    1. Rivkah, thank you so much for your kind words about my website. Unfortunately, yogurt is a pretty important ingredient in a lot of my recipes. It adds creaminess and moisture, while keeping the recipes healthy. In baking recipes like this muffins, it helps bind the ingredients too. Unfortunately, I really don’t have a good suggestion. If you are lactose intolerant, you could try a soy-based yogurt, but I haven’t tested any of the recipes that way, so I don’t really know how they would perform. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.

    2. Thanks for taking the time to answer.

      One more question :)
      Does Greek yogurt change the taste and texture or is it just a health addition. Where I live, Greek yogurt is hard to come by. So I wanted to try regular yogurt instead.

      And as far as the soy version, if I try it, I will certainly post the results!

      1. Another good question: Greek yogurt is important because it’s thicker (I’m worried would make the batter too liquidy), but you can actually make your own from regular yogurt! Place a cheesecloth or other thin, porous towel over a strainer, then fill it with about double the amount of regular yogurt. Place the fridge overnight to allow the extra liquid to strain out and voila! Greek yogurt :)

  75. HI Erin, I just made the banana nut muffins and wanted to tell you how delicious they are. I made one adjustment by error (I forgot to put the coconut oil in) but they still turned out exceptionally moist. Thanks5 stars

  76. HI Erin, I just made the banana nut muffins and wanted to tell you how delicious they are. I made one adjustment by error (I forgot to put the coconut oil in) but they still turned out exceptionally moist. Thanks5 stars

    1. Yay! I’m so happy to hear this Anne. It sounds like a happy accident turned into an amazing muffin. Maybe I’ll even try them that way myself next time :-) thanks for taking time to leave your review. It’s incredibly helpful to others!

  77. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been making it every week for about 4 weeks now, and my family never gets tired. It has replaced cereal and processed food in our breakfast.5 stars

    1. Jennifer, I am SOOOOO happy to hear this!! Thank you so much for letting me know. I’m glad your family enjoys the recipe so much and that it’s helped you enjoy more wholesome breakfasts!

  78. Just stumbled across this recipe after googling healthy banana nut muffin, and I am so glad I tried it out. These muffins are amazing! So moist, and just the right amount of sweetness. Even my fiancé, who is normally wary of anything  ‘healthy’, thought these were delicious. Thank you so much for the delicious recipe! 5 stars

    1. Naomi, I am so happy to hear that you both enjoyed this recipe so much! Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know how it turned out for you.

  79. I know I’m a few years behind, but I found this recipe on Pinterest and these muffins are delicious! I added some chia seeds, because, who doesn’t like some subtle superfoods? Thanks :)5 stars

    1. Bailey, I’m so happy to hear you found these muffins and enjoyed them! Love the addition of chia seeds too :) Thanks for sharing your review.

  80. Hi there! So I’ve made these dozens of times at home and I swear by this recipe they come out beautifully every time! However, now I’m in college and the only oven I have access to is a microwave oven. Do you think I could still use this recipe in a microwave oven?? Thank you! 5 stars

    1. Hi Casper! If it’s the sort of microwave where you can set a temperature and bake inside of it (so it functions like a mini oven), that would be fine. Unfortunately, a regular microwave (where you just “zap” the food to heat it) won’t work. I’m glad you love this recipe!!

  81. Hi Erin! My daughter is home from her first semester of college, Yay!, and she just finished making these muffins. Before we tasted them, we commented on how we will try the first bite without butter, then laughed and said we would put a “small” bit of butter on the next bite! Ha! Well, after 1 bite, we DID NOT need the butter…..they are delicious on their own!!! Soft, moist, crunchy & sweet! I have now printed off 3 other recipes (dinner items) and I am looking forward to making those and following you on FB & Pinterest! : )5 stars

    1. Hi Linda, thank you for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you and your daughter enjoyed these muffins! I hope you love the other recipes too. :) Thanks again for this wonderful review!

  82. Just made these! My house smells amaaaazing! I only had 2 bananas instead of the recommended 3 and thought they turned out great. The yogurt and coconut oil were great adds- i was surprised how moist and fluffy these were. I didn’t even miss the butter! I can’t wait to make these again. Hubby approves too! 5 stars

    1. Hi Kate! I’m so glad you enjoyed the muffins! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. :)

  83. Love these, full of texture and not overly sweet. If you wanted them sweeter, I’d make a brown sugar sprinkle on top priority to baking, but I love them the way they are.5 stars

    1. That brown sugar sprinkle does sound good! Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, Beverly. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed them!

  84. In a hurry, I wanted to use older bananas to make muffins I could give out of state guests as they left on a long drive home. I wanted something “healthy” and something with Greek yogurt and lots of pecans. I stumbled on this recipe and made the muffins; then, served some with breakfast. The muffins were the food favorite that morning! A few hours later my guests were excited to hit the road with their parcel of goodies. Thank you for your recipe and for posting it on the web.

    BTW: I always use more flavoring than a recipe calls for; hence, 4.5 stars ;-)5 stars

    1. Renee, I’m so happy to hear this recipe was a winner! Thanks so much for giving it a try and taking the time to leave this nice review.

  85. It’s been ages since I made banana anything, but today I just got this overwhelming yen for banana bread or muffins. I have been loving surfing through all your healthy recipes–BIG fan of the blueberry oatmeal muffins–so when I saw this knew I hit the jackpot. :-) These muffins raised high and were so moist, yummy-dense and just perfect flavor. I must admit I threw a handful of blueberries in as well and OH BOY OH BOY. Your efforts did not disappoint! Everybody loved them– “Best banana nut muffins I have ever eaten” were among the praises I heard of your recipe. It reminds me of the banana bran bread my mother made for the family years ago. They do NOT need to be any sweeter and definitely don’t need butter… Now comes the quandary, we already love the blueberry oatmeal ones so much, which ones shall I make next time? Decisions, decisions… I am giving a perfect 5 a perfect 5!! ☺️5 stars

    1. YAY Patricia, I’m so happy to hear this recipe was a winner for you! It sounds like you’ll be stuck making one batch of each anytime you want muffins. ;) Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review!

  86. These banana nut muffins are the best I have ever made in all my 40 plus years of baking! Moist & delicious ,my family loves them as well and so I’ve made a second batch in just 2 days since the first batch was gone in hours.Thank You for sharing this awesome recipe!5 stars

    1. Donna, thank you so much for this wonderful comment! That is high praise indeed. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the muffins!

  87. Wow! Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! Did 6 with the walnuts, and 6 with chocolate chips for the kiddos.  Equally delicious! 5 stars

    1. I’m afraid I actually wouldn’t recommend this, because the texture of the two is completely different. You could try using date sugar and adding a bit of extra yogurt (maybe a tablespoon or two) to the muffins since date sugar is a bit more dry than coconut sugar. You also might like these blender banana oatmeal muffins, which are sweetened with honey:

  88. Saw this recipe in my inbox, had all the ingredients to make them, and so I had to give them a try and wow!!! These really are some of the best banana muffins I’ve ever had. Kids loved them too!5 stars

  89. I was distracted making sure my 2-year-old sous chef didn’t knock the bowl over and accidentally grabbed and added nutmeg instead of the cinnamon – still added the cinnamon anyway and my taste-testers thought they were delicious. :) your recipes are always a hit at my house!5 stars

    1. Viki, I’m glad to hear the muffins were enjoyed by all! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review!

  90. I loved reading this story about the muffins and your life! Thank you for always sharing a bit of what makes you, you…and of course these delicious looking healthy recipes!

  91. These muffins are awesome! They taste just as good (maybe even better!) than the high sugar recipes I used to make.  The recipe is easy and the kids love them! I used semi sweet chocolate chips instead of walnuts. 5 stars

    1. Krista, I’m so happy to hear your family enjoys these muffins! Thanks so much for giving them a try and reporting back!

    1. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them, Amy! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review!

  92. These were great! I did 4 bananas, self-rising flour and used a package of mixed nuts/craisons and it was fantastic!5 stars

    1. WHOO HOOO! I am so happy to hear that Stephanie. Thanks for letting me know and taking time to leave this wonderful review!

  93. These were great!!! I’ll definitely make them again. Made them exactly as the recipe said and they turned out perfect.5 stars

  94. Hi! These sound delicious! Any suggestions for making it a “clean” recipe and skipping brown sugar? Thanks!

    1. Hi Sarah, I haven’t tested the recipe without the brown sugar, but another reader said she skipped it because her yogurt was on the sweeter side and it turned out well! If you decide to experiment, I’d love to know how it goes.

  95. I made this recipe once and my girlfriend loved it! I used vanilla greek yogurt instead, as I had no plain.. Very yummy and easy to make!5 stars

  96. Great!  I only had 2 bananas, so I also added some shredded zucchini.  Used full fat plain European style yogurt.  Kids don’t like nuts so added chocolate chips instead (I figure the nutritional value of the zucchini balances out the chocolate chips, right?).  Made mini muffins for kids lunches.   So easy and everyone loved it, thanks!5 stars

  97. Thanks for this recipe. This was my first attempt at baking muffins and they turned out great. I added semisweet chocolate chips and reduced the sugar to 1/8 cup. Muffins were moist, fluffy and filling with all the goodness from whole wheat and yoghurt.

    Looking forward to trying your other recipes. 5 stars

  98. These muffins sound awesome!!! I’m really looking forward to making them. Our ancient  wall oven finally  died, so while we save up for a new one we’re using a large tabletop toaster oven (which has been surprisingly good for both baking and roasting!). I have to use a toaster oven-sized, 6-cup muffin tin and bake the batter in batches. Do you have a good idea as to how much less the baking time for a 6-cup muffin tin will be (vs. a regular 12-cup muffin tin)? Thanks very much. You and Ben sound like absolute sweethearts (individually and together). Wishing you both much happiness!

    1. Hi Margaret! As long as the wells for the muffins in the pan are a standard size (the same as a 12-cup muffin pan, just with fewer holes for the muffins) the baking time should be the same. I’d check a few minutes early, just to be safe. Hope you love them!

  99. These were amazing! Moving the rack to the top third did the trick in getting them to rise. I made mine with whole wheat pastry flour and no nuts since my family Is picky. I put a little smear of peanut butter in mine and it made a perfect breakfast. I will definitely make these again!5 stars

  100. I made these are they are awesome! Great taste and texture. I followed the recipe exactly but also added an extra 1/4 cup of flour because I live in Montana at an elevation of 6,000 feet. I know it seems like a lot of extra flour, but after 27 years of living here, I know what adjustments to make when baking if I don’t want things to “fall”. Thank you for the great recipe!5 stars

  101. I have made this recipe at least 10 times and it comes out perfect every time! I make these and put them in a large zip lock bag for our busy family to be able to grab on the way out the door for breakfast. My teenage daughter and husband love them. I made some for my brother-in-law who LOVES banana bread and he actually ate them for his dinner one night because he “could not wait until breakfast”. Thanks for sharing this quick, inexpensive and delicious recipe.5 stars

  102. These are amazingly moist! I used vanilla greek yogurt because that’s what I had, so used a little less maple syrup. I added a little bit of chocolate chips instead of nuts to please kids. They turned out amazing!!5 stars

  103. OMG these were so delicious and my little 10 month old Maggie loved them (minus nuts)!! We have a constant supply of bananas in our house! Henry loved helping me bake them!! 5 stars

    1. Michaela, I’m so glad they’re a hit with everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review!

  104. These are the best banana muffins i’ve ever had!! i can’t believe they are healthy. would definitely make again!!5 stars

  105. My new favourite banana walnut muffins! Absolutely moist, soft an delicious fluffy, my family loved them. Thanks for sharing this recipe5 stars

  106. I added 2 tbl chia seeds, 1/2 c. Ground flax, 2 tbl physlium, 1/2 c unsweeten flaked coconut, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 banana to this recipe. I baked @ 350 for 27 min until toothpick came out clean. Results are larger fiber rich muffins that are moist, chewy, and delicious!5 stars

  107. I have been making these muffins almost monthly for a few years now and thought I should leave a comment! I often add a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and drop the brown sugar down to 1/4 cup. I also often double the recipe and bake a pan of mini muffins at the same time as the biggies. Makes for a great thing to bring to new moms.5 stars

  108. Hallo! Just made these and they were super moist. Used lactose-free plain jogurt and gluten-free all purpose flour, baked for 21 mins at 175C and they turned out great. Sprinkled a bit of brown sugar on top before baking to give the tops a nice sweet taste. Will definitely make again! Thank you :)5 stars

    1. So happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Sonya! Thank you for taking the time to leave this kind review!

  109. These muffins are really delicious. Just the right amount of sweetness. I topped them with a maple syrup, swerve, vanilla, and almond milk mixture for college students. Notorious for a little extra sweet! Mine, I like plain!5 stars

  110. The MOST delicious muffins ever! I’ve made them for my husband and I repeatedly, and we never tire of them!5 stars

  111. I used gluten free 1:1 flour. I also used soy yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, and  substituted 1 tablespoon of  applesauce for 1 of the 2 tablespoons of oil. The muffins were delicious!

    1. Hi Linda! As long as the wells for the muffins in the pan are a standard size (the same as a 12-cup muffin pan, just with fewer holes for the muffins) the baking time should be the same. I’d check a few minutes early, just to be safe. Hope you love them!

  112. I made these exactly as written. Delicious, moist and just the right amount of sweetness. With a little cheese, some fruit and coffee, it makes a delicious breakfast. Also handy to grab and go!

    Thank you!5 stars

    1. YAY! I’m so happy to hear that this recipe was a hit, Georgette! Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review!

  113. I started making these and realized that I only had 2 bananas. So I added a whole mashed avocado! They were extremely moist and delicious! Not having made them before I can’t compare them to the original recipe but I will definitely make them again. A couple of other changes are that I substituted palm sugar for brown sugar and used 1/2 cup of pecans and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.5 stars

    1. Hi Carole! Thank you for taking the time to share your substitutions and this kind review! I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe!

  114. Hi! I have made these muffins before and they are GREAT! A huge hit. How would the muffins turn out with frozen bananas, if I do not have ripe ones on hand. My concern is that they will be too wet. Thank you!5 stars

    1. Hi Nicole! I have not tried it, but frozen bananas should work fine as long as you let them thaw completely before baking. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  115. These were amazing! They were super moist and full of flavor. The children loved them and I felt better feeding them these since they have at least 100 fewer calories than regular recipes.5 stars

  116. Made these muffins today with the kiddos I nanny for and they were such a hit!! Super easy to make because I had all of the ingredients on hand and the kids were able to help me! We are trying not to go stir crazy ?. Also I love that you only use one bowl. Such a relief! Thank you Erin! 5 stars

    1. I’m so happy to hear that these muffins were a success, Blair! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  117. Yummy! Wonderful way to utilize the overripe bananas that are taking up too much space in my freezer. I did not have walnuts, so I used pecans, and I feel like their flavor really amps up the maple syrup. Very easy recipe and quick to make!5 stars

  118. I saw a high altitude adjustment for 6,000 ft. Do you know how I might adjust it for 11,000 ft?  I hate when I try something new and they don’t turn out due to the altitude. These looks delicious and I would love to try them. Thanks!

    1. Hi Betsy! Unfortunately, I don’t know exactly how you would need to adjust the recipe. I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, but I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it!

  119. Hi would like to try your banana nut muffins. Can I sub coconut flour for the wheat flour and slenda brown sugar for the reg sugar.. I am diabetic and would love to try your muffins. Thanks so much. Julie

    1. Hi Julie! Unfortunately, I would not recommend making these with coconut flour, as it reacts very differently in baking than whole wheat flour. However, both this Paleo Banana Bread and these Coconut Flour Muffins use coconut flour instead. I hope this helps!

  120. Hi Erin! I just made a batch of these banana muffins. They are so delicious! ? I followed the recipe as written except did half a cup of finely chopped walnuts (because of my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter) and half a cup of chocolate chips. I only got 8 muffins – not 12, but they are big and gorgeous! Just had one and the flavor is amazing! Will definitely be using this recipe in the future – a lot! Thank you so much! Hope you are well. ❤️5 stars

  121. This recipe was phenomenal!  Thanks for the tip to put the rack in the upper third of the oven.  On the couple of other occasions when I’ve made banana muffin recipes, I have had a hard time getting the tops to set without burning or drying out the rest.  I was Initially hesitant to pull these out at 22 minutes, but to my surprise, they were perfectly done.  I used regular whole milk plain yogurt (did not have Greek), draining it before measuring, and also used honey instead of maple syrup (for the same reason).  The 1 cup of toasted walnuts were a great addition.  My husband said these were the best banana muffins he had ever tasted!5 stars

  122. I substituted Oat flour for the whole wheat flour to make it gluten free. I also added 1 tsp of baking powder in addition to the 1 tsp of baking soda called for in the recipe. I added golden rasins in addition to the walnuts and it was really good! (I always soak my rasins in hot water for a few minutes before adding, to plump them up). I wish I could add a picture here because they came out great!5 stars

  123. These muffins are REALLY good. I used regular whole wheat flour so I added an extra egg and since I had 4 bananas that needed to get used up I put in all 4 bananas. It took 32 min to bake, which us partly my oven and probably due to the extra egg and banana. The muffins turned out great and I’ll definitely be using this recipe again.5 stars

    1. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the muffins, Cyndy! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  124. You are right, these are absolutely delicious! I will try to post a photo but not too good with the technical side of things. They look good and taste even better. I used All Purpose Flour as that is what I had.5 stars

    1. Elizabeth, I’ve never made that swap in this recipe, so I can’t advise, but my assumption is that it would not turn out as intended. Oat flour behaves differently in baking so the 2 cannot be swapped directly. I’d suggest trying these muffins but add blueberries. They’re made with oatmeal:

  125. Waiting for these muffins to come out of the oven as we speak! This muffin recipe is my go-to favorite — and the one my husband always asks for! The only adjustment I make is adding 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. This will be the first time I used whole wheat pastry flour. White whole wheat flour has been hard to come by lately. Thank you for this delicious, (relatively) guilt-free recipe! :-)5 stars

    1. I’m SO happy that you’ve enjoyed these muffins, Nena! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  126. These are amazing!! My family loves them and they don’t last long. My new favorite banana bread recipe! 5 stars

  127. this is yet the best recipe i’ve tried!! successful even the very first time! 
    I added additional choc chips in the mix towards the end!! all i can say. YUMS! 5 stars

  128. I saw this recipe in this weeks email and knew I had to make it immediately! I had everything to make it and it came together super quick. These did not disappoint! They came out so soft and full of flavor. It may be an older recipe but it certainly deserves the love! 5 stars

  129. These are excellent!   I’m wondering about calories as we have recently starting dieting.  I threw some cranberries into one batch. Next time I will reduce sugar a little. 5 stars

  130. I love this recipe!! I’ve made it more times than I can count and it always turns out great! Today I used pumpkin purée in place of the smashed bananas because I had extra pumpkin from another recipe. It turned out amazing! I used a little under 1.5 cups. Thanks for the perfect muffin recipe!5 stars

  131. The maple syrup…pancake syrup or pure maple syrup?
    Can I substitute the canola oil with another oil besides coconut oil? Vegetable oil perhaps? Do amounts stay the same? Will the finished taste be altered?
    Is the 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed?

    1. Hi Debbie! You should use pure maple syrup here. I haven’t tried vegetable oil here, but you could experiment with it. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

    1. Hi Lisa! I haven’t made these in a jumbo muffin tin myself, so I’m afraid I can’t offer a specific time. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  132. These sound good but I am trying to cut out sugar and your healthy recipes help a lot. What can I use instead of brown sugar and what amount? Looking forward to making them. Thanks.

    1. Hi Gwen! I haven’t tested the recipe without the brown sugar, but another reader said she skipped it because her yogurt was on the sweeter side and it turned out well. If you decide to experiment too, I’d love to know how it goes!

    2. I’m also not using sugar so I made mine without the brown sugar and just increased the maple syrup to 1/2 cup. I also used olive oil instead of canola oil and it turned out wonderful.5 stars

  133. These muffins are to die for! My husband said they’re the best muffins I’ve ever made, and he had no idea they were made with healthy ingredients. :) This will definitely be our go-to recipe. We also subbed mini chocolate chips, and it was delicious!5 stars

  134. Yummy! We added about a 1/4 cup peanut butter and chocolate chips. These were perfect! The texture was great which is often not the case with “healthy” versions.5 stars

  135. I’d love to try these, but I don’t have any whole wheat flour on hand. Has anyone tried these with almond flour?

    1. Hi Natalie! Since almond flour and regular flour react very differently in baking, I wouldn’t recommend this swap. If you’d like to try an almond flour recipe, I’d recommend trying my Almond Flour Banana Bread instead.

    2. I made them today and took a chance substituting several things in order to make them adhere more to my new strict dietary guidelines from cardiac rehab (which are incredibly restrictive on saturated fat, salt/sodium and sugar, including honey and maple syrup). I used 1 1/4 cups almond flour and one cup of rolled oats. (Had planned to add a little almond milk or more almond flour if needed but neither was.) I used avocado oil instead of coconut oil because of the high level of saturated fat in coconut oil. I omitted the brown sugar and maple syrup, using 1/4 cup maple sugar (new product for me) instead to cut down on the grams of sugar. It was a total experiment and I was afraid I may have butchered her delicious recipe but they turned out great. My husband (who is not following the restrictive heart diet) raved about them. What an easy, delicious, adaptable recipe. Thanks so much, Erin!5 stars

  136. We make these on a weekly basis so we have a quick breakfast option available. I skip the sugar and use 1/3 cup honey instead of maple syrup. I don’t like things to be overly sweet so these still have the perfect amount sweetness in my opinion!5 stars

  137. I was so excited to try this recipe, so I woke up a little early to bake friday morning muffins for my poor, bored, quarantined family!  I only had two ripe bananas, though, and I was concerned about moisture and flavor, so I added: one additional egg, an extra large spoonful of yogurt, and an extra tablespoon of brown sugar.  I also used whole wheat pastry flour.  They were just perfect.  Where other muffin recipes shrink back after they cool, these remained poofed and held their shape beautifully with a shiny top, just like the picture!  So, the muffin love continues, as my husband and 9 year old son will be enjoying this recipe for many years to come. 5 stars

  138. My husband and I loved these muffins. Thanks! We track our saturated fat intake closely. Please check your calculations. Rather than 3 g Sat fat per muffin, I estimate it is closer to 1g.5 stars

    1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the muffins, Jan! I use an online nutrition calculator to create my estimates. They are based on the ingredients I used, so if the numbers are important to you, I recommend inputting your exact ingredients into an online calculator for the most accurate information. I hope this helps!

  139. These muffins are so good! I make them all the time. I use olive oil instead of canola or coconut and they still come out delicious! I also love your applesauce muffins. Thanks, Erin!5 stars

    1. Hi Marie! Since rice flour and regular flour react differently in baking, I wouldn’t recommend this swap. However, you could try my Gluten Free Muffins recipe instead, which uses mashed banana also. I hope this helps!

  140. I’ve made these a dozen times, and they never fail to please everyone who’s lucky enough to indulge in one. The recipe is PERFECT just the way it is, better than banana bread (if that’s possible lol). I do HAVE TO make adjustments (only sometimes cuz I love this recipe as is) to be compliant with dietary needs of folks in my house. My 92-YO mama is a diabetic, so I leave out the brown sugar and half of the maple syrup, and sub in some monkfruit “sugar.” My hubby’s doc says you need the enzymes in whole milk to properly digest the low-fat part of the milk, so I use full-fat yogurt for him. For my grandkids, I may or may not (don’t tell their parents) dot the tops of theirs with chocolate chips. And I love coconut, so once I toss in a handful of unsweetened coconut shreds for me. But I hate it when people change recipes in “Comment” sections and think theirs is better. Friends, this recipe as Erin shared it is the BEST, and I make it her way for friends and neighbors, who all ask for the recipe. Do I HAVE TO share the recipe? ;0)5 stars

      1. You’re welcome! And thank you for the FANTASTIC recipes! I made your salmon wrapped in puff pastry two nights ago. It was delish! Even my hubby, who doesn’t really like or appreciate salmon, loved it! I served it with your recipe for Black Bean Corn Salad. Another new favorite in this house. I love the idea that it can survive being out of the fridge for a potluck or backyard BBQ. Definitely put basil in this one!5 stars

  141. Very easy to follow! I substituted heavy whipping cream for greek yogurt, honey for maple syrup, and all-purpose flour for the white whole wheat flour. They’re currently in the oven, but I already know they’re going to taste great- your site has not disappointed yet!! Thanks so much for this recipe! Next time, I’ll make sure I have greek yogurt in the fridge to use!5 stars

  142. These turned out fantastic!

    I used pumpkin pie spice mix instead of just cinnamon and they turned out super good.

    Not too sweet and super good.

    I brought these to work and each of my coworkers that tried them personally thanked me lol5 stars

  143. Very easy to make and yes they are moist and delicious -if I can make them anyone can-thank you for the recipe!5 stars

    1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe, Lynne! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  144. These were heavenly! I added a sprinkling of semi-sweet chocolate chips on about half of the batch and it was delicious. Definetely will be trying this recipe again in the future.5 stars

    1. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the muffins, Alice! Thank you for sharing this kind review!

  145. I tried these today and have found my new favorite muffin recipe. To make it a little more healthy, I substituted the flour for grounded oats. And used coconut sugar in place of brown sugar. I didn’t have any yogurt so I used sour cream. Also used honey instead of maple syrup. They turned out perfectly! Would definitely recommend. Very versatile recipe 💕5 stars

  146. Excellent. Moist with great flavor. Make with a grand child or elderly adult with dementia and enjoy the time together and the reward if eating them!5 stars

    1. Hi Maria! I haven’t tried any egg substitutes in this recipe, so you’d be experimenting. If you decide to play around with it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  147. This was just what I was looking for as I needed a muffin without AP flour. It was delicious and not too sweet, which I appreciate. Thank you for a delicious recipe!5 stars

  148. I didn’t have enough bananas so I used diced apple to make up the difference. I used 5 oz. of high protein Greek yogurt and skipped the oil. These muffins are amazing!!! My family loves the different textures from the apples and walnuts. Super moist and so simple to mix up! Thanks!!!5 stars

    1. Hi Shannon, I’ve only tested this recipe as written, so not sure what you could substitute the yogurt with. If there is no intolerance to dairy then maybe sour cream. Also I have these applesauce muffins that you might be interested in that don’t have yogurt. If you decide to experiment with these muffins, let me know how it goes.

  149. Perfect timing for finding this recipe! We had 3 bananas that needed to be used! I loved how quickly it all came together, too! They were moist, fluffy & yummy! I used pecans instead of walnuts and they tasted great! This will be a “go to” recipe for a treat in the morning! Thank you!!!5 stars

      1. I absolutely love this recipe! I’ve made it 3 times and my husband and boys love them…and I love it because I feel like I’m making them something healthy and delicious. I’ve added craisins to them which is a good addition. Filed under favorites!5 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear this wasn’t what you hoped for, Chris. Many other readers have tried it and loved it, but I know everyone has different tastes. I truly wish you would have loved it!

  150. Hi! I was wondering if we could use plain flour and regular yoghurt in replacement of wholewheat flour and Greek yoghurt?

    1. Hi Juliana, yes you can use all-purpose flour in these. For the yogurt: Greek yogurt is important because it’s thicker (I’m worried using something different would make the batter too liquidy), but you can actually make your own from regular yogurt! Place a cheesecloth or other thin, porous towel over a strainer, then fill it with about double the amount of regular yogurt. Place the fridge overnight to allow the extra liquid to strain out and voila! Greek yogurt :)

  151. Mine didn’t cook fully even after 25 minutes :( i just put them back in and switched the oven to fan+upper/lower heating (previously without the fan setting). Maybe it was because my bananas, egg, and yoghurt were all from the fridge?3 stars

    1. Hi Ruby! I’m sorry to hear that you had trouble with this recipe and the muffins took longer than expected. Unfortunately, every oven is different, so it might take longer to bake. I hope you were still able to enjoy them!

      1. Thanks for your reply! for future reference: i think i know what went wrong. i didnt have baking soda, and with baking powder you need much higher quantities or else the muffins won’t fluff up while baking, causing them to not cook properly as the air cant unfold and heat up the insides (dont quote me on the science behind it, haha). Perhaps you could add some info on the difference between baking soda and baking powder (or simply a warning plus a link to more info) to help prevent other folks from making my mistake :)

  152. I had some extra bananas and looked up a healthy banana muffin recipe when I came across this one and I don’t need to look any further when I have extra bananas again! These healthy muffins do not taste like a healthy recipe. They are so moist and delicious and very easy to make. I also loved that I could add in a few extra ingredients and they still turned out great. I added flax, chia, and (per my husbands request). 10/10 would recommend these muffins for anyone looking to whip up a quick and delicious muffin recipe:)5 stars

  153. Thank you for this recipe it was delicious! The best part is my daughter “thinks” she don’t like pure maple syurp that my family makes! What she don’t no wont hurt her! Thanks again5 stars

  154. I’ve made these at least a dozen times. Everyone loves them, and they’re actually healthy. I do add blueberries to the mix, and that makes them even more delicious.5 stars

  155. The whole family loved these! I make a lot of banana bread muffins, and these have been the biggest hit so far. I only had whole wheat flour, so that’s what I used. Next time I’ll halve both the maple syrup and brown sugar to see if there’s a big difference. I did sprinkle turbinado sugar at the end for crunch. Definitely making this as soon as I have 6 overripe bananas so that I can double the recipe! Thanks!!5 stars

  156. Have made this recipe MANY times. I love that the muffins have a chew to them and are not crumbly. I double the recipe which makes 12 Jumbo muffins perfectly. Bake for 30min @ 350.5 stars

  157. They came out as promised but I found them way way too sweet. I will reduce the amount of sweetening ingredients to a total 1/3 cup and try again. I found that, as is, it just tastes like sugar with a little bit of banana.3 stars

    1. Hi Lily! I’m sorry you found them “way way too sweet”. Most people always say they don’t find them sweet enough, but I know we all have different taste.

  158. These muffins came out delicious. I did have to put them back in the oven for an additional 6 minutes, but other than that I followed the directions to the recipe and I can happily say every one approved!5 stars

    1. Hi Marion! I haven’t tried a substitute for the oil here, but you could experiment with it. If you decide to try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!

  159. We are transitioning to a healthier, less-processed lifestyle. I love your recipes and have bookmarked quite a few! My question is about the wheat flour. If I use regular wheat, instead of the white wheat, will the muffins come out heavy and dense? I only say this because the last time I made a loaf of bread with regular wheat flour, that was the result I got, heavy and dense.

    1. Hi Julie! While I’ve only made these with white whole wheat flour, multiple readers have used whole wheat flour with great success. Hope this helps!

  160. Delicious! I used white flour and stevia sweetened chocolate chips because that was what I had (and my roommate is allergic to nuts), and they were great! I even froze some and they were great later, too! I would love to make them again when I have whole wheat flour and use them for breakfasts and such!5 stars

  161. Thank you for this recipe! Quick easy and did not disappoint.
    Only used 2 bananas as that’s all I had, and I cut out the brown sugar, but they still turned out fluffy and moist!5 stars

  162. I have been making this recipe for a long time and it’s still one of my favorite go to healthy in between options. Love that it’s so fluffy and not dry at all.5 stars

  163. Love these muffins. I am really cheating a bit on my sugar but once in a while is nice.

    randy5 stars

  164. Used a few substitutes still worked
    Cooking again now
    Thank you for sharing5 stars

  165. Just a comment. When you double the recipe the amount in cups of mashed bananas does not change. It should say 3 sups. Making them tonight.

    1. Hi Cher! Yes definitely check the recipe over when using the 2x or 3x button. The recipe card doesn’t always convert properly and unfortunately this is not something I can fix on my end! Hope you enjoyed them!

    1. Hi Eunice! I’ve only tested the recipe as written, but it likely should be okay. If you decide to experiment, let me know how it goes!

  166. Delicious recipe! A real keeper. Here is what I did to bring the calorie count down to 150 per muffin: subbed Splenda brown for brown sugar (kept maple syrup as is), replaced half the flour with Fiber Gourmet flour blend, reduced walnuts to 1/2 cup, substituted walnut oil for canola oil to amp up walnut flavor. I used fage 5% Greek yogurt cuz that’s what I had. Super yummy!

  167. It’s too sweet for us even after cutting the sugar out and using half portion of honey! But most people probably like it sweet.3 stars

    1. I’m sorry to hear that it wasn’t to your taste Josh. The recipe has worked well for myself (and others) but I know how frustrating it can be to try a new recipe and not have it work out, so I really wish you would’ve enjoyed it!

  168. Very tasty and best of all, I didn’t have to search for a bunch of off the wall ingredients. I threw in 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips in addition to the walnuts called for in the recipe.5 stars

  169. This recipe is excellent. The only thing I changed is instead of flour, I used two cups of oat flour. Still delicious and super moist!5 stars

  170. These turned out great! I made them vegan by using a flax egg and oat yogourt. I also used Einkorn flour and added chocolate chips. Super yummy!5 stars

  171. This healthy banana muffin recipe is my go-to favorite. I add dark chocolate chips, but the muffins are delicious without them, too. My favorite thing about this recipe (besides being healthy and delicious)? It’s a one-bowl recipe! LOL!5 stars

  172. Best banana muffins I’ve ever made or tasted!! I used 1/3 cup maple syrup and no sugar and they were definitely sweet enough. 🤩5 stars

  173. I made these muffins but found 22 mins was not long enough, wasn’t sure if the temp was correct as lots of recipes are a higher temp than this5 stars

  174. My daughter and I make these all the time and use gluten free flour. Today I made them with regular AP flour but for some reason they didn’t rise and seem a flat. Still taste delicious but any ideas why so I can prevent this again? Congrats on cookbook #2!!4 stars

    1. Hi Suzanne! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! I’m not sure why you would get a different result using the AP flour. Try to fluff the flour before measuring, that might help.

  175. SO GOOD!! I doubled recipe and used chocolate chips instead of nuts. Mine were done in 18 minutes even with both pans in the oven. I followed the instructions about putting them in the top 1/3 of the oven and was nervous about it, but they were perfect (for me this meant the rack was in the second position from the top). Definitely a keeper!5 stars

  176. I used gluten free flour and added a 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips. Baked them to an internal temp of 200 degrees. These things are scrumptious.5 stars

  177. These were good but too sweet for my taste. Perhaps it is because I packed the brown sugar. Next time, I would use only 2 tbsp. up to 1/4 cup packed brown sugar. I used sour cream instead of Greek yoghurt and sunflower oil for the oil.4 stars

  178. Easy to make, tasty, healthy
    All ingredients I had in my pantry. I doubled the recipe because I had bananas to use up. I think they are better the 2nd day5 stars

  179. The best endorsement I can give is that my toddler ate 3 of these in a row while they were still warm. Really yummy! And much lighter than most whole wheat muffins. We subbed allspice for the cinnamon, which gave a very gingerbread-y, winter spice flavor.5 stars

  180. Just made these banana muffins and they were absolutely delicious!! Your recipes are always so yummy and I thank you for sharing them with us!!!

  181. These are the perfect sweetness and are super moist! I only had a cup of flour left so I blended a 1/2 cup of oats and mixed that in. I also didn’t have cinnamon so I used some allspice. These made for a hearty cool-weather muffin that’s going to be delish paired with my coffee!5 stars

  182. Easy to make and delicious!! Love how wholesome they taste, too, with the whole wheat flour, coconut oil abd Greek yogurt.5 stars

  183. Any suggestions on ways to make these dairy free? Could I swap out yogurt for coconut oil? or vegan butter?

    1. Hi Daria, I’ve only tested this recipe as written, so not sure what you could substitute the yogurt with. I have these applesauce muffins that you might be interested in that don’t have yogurt. If you decide to experiment with these muffins, let me know how it goes.

    1. Hi Sarah, you’ll have to thaw it slight (only slightly because it can become very mushy when completely thawed) and mash it first. If you give it a try, let me know how it goes!

  184. These are the best banana muffins ever! I used Einkorn flour, coconut sugar and olive oil (same measurements exactly) and they turned out perfectly. This will be my new go-to recipe. So incredibly moist and tender…yum!5 stars

  185. OMG! This recipe is perfect! I was just trying to figure out what to do with the ripe bananas on the counter. Problem solved! I used honey instead of maple syrup coz that’s all I have. They were incredible. They looked like something you would get at a bakery and tasted delicious.5 stars

  186. Loved how easy these were, using kitchen/pantry staples! I think I’ll try a bit more sugar or maple syrup next time as I found they weren’t super flavourful. But my husband loved them as is, so I think it’s my own sweet-tooth personal preference! Definitely adding these to my weekly snack rotation – can’t wait to try them again and add some more mix-ins!5 stars

  187. Delicious and perfect muffins. My kids gobbled them up. Made half with walnuts and half for kids with semi-sweet chocolate chips. It was soft, perfectly sweet, and easy to whip up. 10/10 will make it again.5 stars

    1. It sounds like it could, I haven’t tested this recipe in a loaf pan, so it’s hard for me to say. Let us know how it goes!