Banana Honey Muffins

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

If you want a deliciously sweet muffin recipe to make, my banana & honey muffins are one of the best. The honey provides you with a real sweet treat, perfect for your kid’s lunch boxes. The muffins are also freezer friendly, so you can stock up for the week.

I always buy bananas in our weekly grocery shop, and while some weeks they are eaten up quickly, others they aren’t.  Usually, I leave them as long as possible in the fruit bowl and then I freeze them for future baking.

{The Organised Houseswife} Banana and Honey Muffins 1

I got up early recently and popped a few bananas in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to defrost and then made this recipe, all baked within 20 minutes.

{The Organised Houseswife} Banana and Honey Muffins 2I spooned 6 patty cases with the mixture and then added some walnuts to the remainder of the mix.  I did it this way as the kids can’t have nuts at school, so I have a few school lunchboxes and the others for home.


Banana Honey Muffins

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: [url href=""]Muffins[/url]


  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC, fan forced.
  2. Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin tray or line with paper patty cases.
  3. In an electric mixer, add bananas, honey, oil, egg and vanilla, mix to combine.
  4. Sift flour over top of banana mixture.
  5. Optional – add walnuts and mix until combined.
  6. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cases.
  7. Bake muffins in oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  8. Rest in tray for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Melanie September 11, 2014 - 9:07 AM

These look delicious, great way to use up some bananas I have in the fruit bowl, off to make some now.

Katrina September 12, 2014 - 10:42 AM

They are so yummy, Melanie.:) And you are right perfect for using up those over ripe bananas!

Mandy September 14, 2014 - 4:14 PM

I like that you haven’t added extra sugar. only the honey and banana for sweetness.

Katrina September 15, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Thanks Mandy, i think that is enough sweetness. The honey is just the right amount.

Lisa Lewis July 17, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Can I use vegetable oil instead of canola? Can find canola anywhere!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 20, 2016 - 10:01 AM

absolutely Lisa, hope you enjoy them.

Lisa Hartig January 25, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Made up a quick batch of these while my 9 month old was playing and they turned out great! Loved how simple they were, it’s difficult to prepare things to send with my husband to work when I only have 20 minutes to myself at best. Loved that there’s no added sugar as well.


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