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Honey Spiced Banana Muffins Recipe

Honey Spiced Banana Muffins are not only a lovely breakfast with coffee, but they double as dessert! They're warmly spiced, honey-sweetened and, you guessed it -- oh-so-delicious!

*Makes about 1 1/2 dozen muffins

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword great on-the-go snack, great for brunch, unique muffin recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 204 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana (from about 3 medium-sized bananas)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup bananas, thinly sliced (from about 2 medium-sized bananas)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, adjust 2 racks towards the center, and prepare muffin tins (1 1/2, 1 dozen cup tins) with 18 paper cups. Set aside.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Mix to blend and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted, cooled butter with the honey, sugar, milk, vanilla and mashed banana. Mix until all of the ingredients are evenly blended. Then add the eggs and mix until they're fully incorporated, and the batter is as smooth as possible.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until you no longer see any dry spots.
  5. Fold in the sliced bananas.
  6. Evenly divide the batter among the 18 paper cups (they should be about 3/4 full, as they will rise in the oven.)
  7. Bake in the preheated 350°F oven until the muffins are golden and no longer jiggle, 20 to 25 minutes.

  8. Let them cool and then remove from the muffin tins.
  9. Serve!