Banana & Cinnamon Muffins With A Honey Glaze Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

Guess whose back with another bake for you all? That’s right, it’s me!

Throughout lockdown, I’ve done my fair share of baking. Pretty much every week, sometimes twice a week, I’ve been baking something in the kitchen to share with you guys.

As you’ll know, most my bakes are sweet treats which do of course contain sugar. So I thought I’d switch it up a little today and make a sweet treat for you BUT I’ve tried to make it ‘healthier’ than usual.

Muffins! Muffins are the first thing which came to mind when i was thinking about what go bake as I know these are pretty easy to make ‘healthier’. So using some ripe bananas, cinnamon and honey, I’ve created these and boy did they go down a treat!

If you’d like to know the recipe for these muffins, then the recipe is below:

Ingredients You Need To Make Muffins:

  • 250g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 115g Of Caster Sugar
  • 75g Of Butter, Melted
  • 1tsp Of Vanilla Essence
  • 1tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp Of Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Large Ripe Bananas, Mashed
  • 1/2tsp Of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2tsp Of Ground Nutmeg
  • 125ml Of Milk

Ingredients For Toppings:

  • A Jar Of Honey
  • A Few Chopped Walnuts

How To Make Banana Muffins:

  • Firstly, gather together your ingredients and equipment, line a 12 hole muffin tray with muffin cases and preheat your oven to 190C / 170C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in your microwave, melt your 75g of butter and set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl, mash the 3 large bananas well and set aside.
  • Next, in a large bowl sift the 250g of self-raising flour, 1/2tsp of bicarbonate of soda, 1tsp of baking powder, 1/2tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/2tsp of ground nutmeg.
  • Add the 115g of caster sugar to the large bowl and stir through.
  • With a fork, beat together the 2 eggs, 1tsp of vanilla essence, the melted butter and 125ml of milk in a second bowl. TIP: don’t add the melted butter straight away if it’s still warm as it can split the mixture and curdle.
  • Add the 3 mashed bananas and stir through.
  • In the centre of the dry ingredients, make a well and add the egg mixture, stirring roughly with a fork until it resembles a lumpy paste. TIP: don’t over mix!
  • Once you’ve mixed the dry and wet ingredients together, spoon into the muffin cases until almost full.
  • Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes or until the muffins come away from the side of the pan when touched.
  • Once baked through, leave the muffins in the muffin tin for around 5 minutes before removing the muffins to further cool on the wire rack.
  • When the muffins have cooled, drizzle some honey over the top (pre warning, it does go everywhere so I’d recommend maybe trying to spread it out a little so it doesn’t drizzle all over the cases and onto the work surface) and depending on if you like them, add a few chopped walnuts on top.

That’s your healthy banana muffins prepared, cooked and ready to eat!

I thought this was something different for me and my blog. I know I bake ALOT of unhealthy sweet treats so I’m giving you a ‘healthier’ treat that you can enjoy!

Are you going to bake these muffins? Let’s just say they went down a treat in my household!

Let me know in the comments below or on my baking page on instagram: @ellesbakeoff if you’d like to see more healthy sweet treats! If so, what?

Sending you all tons of love and hugs as always,

Elle xo


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