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Mar 27, 2009

A New DoTellMel post & Healthier Banana Muffins

A new DoTellMel post ~ Living La Vida Diva! Another Devoted Woman here.

Whole Wheat Banana Muffin

Since I am not consuming sugar or artificial sweeteners, I tweaked a couple of recipes and came up with this version which uses a small amount of honey.

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1 C whole wheat flour

1 C self rising flour *

1/2 tsp. baking soda *

1 tsp. baking powder *

dash of sea salt

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 C oil

2 eggs

3 mashed ripe bananas

1/2 C buttermilk

1/4 - 1/2 C honey (I used 1/4 cup.)

Mix dry ingredients. (If using all purpose flour, then adjust recipe to: 2 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda.) Stir in bananas, oil, eggs, buttermilk and honey. Makes a dozen muffins.

Bake in lined muffin pan @325 for 20 - 25 minutes. I use the "toothpick" method to check if middle is done.

Verdict: I enjoyed mine toasted with a bit of butter or a bit of cream cheese. One Fine Man liked it best toasted w/butter. Tech~Son sprayed whipped cream on his. Skate~Boy passed. Guitar Girl is doing South Beach so she did not do the "taste test." Guitar Girl's beau gave his approval on toasted w/butter. Two of my taste testers said the muffins could be sweeter. Keep in mind, I only used 1/4 cup of honey. As for me...muy delicioso!


  1. If these taste as good as they look I'm sold. My family loves to tease me about some of my healthier recipes. Like the time I tried making blackberry cobbler with only a smidge of sugar. No one, not even my son, would eat it!

  2. looks good...I may have to try these. b

  3. I've been cutting back on sugar in my diet as well, so I use unsweetened applesauce to substitute in a lot of recipes. I have definitely seen a difference in my health, so the changes have been worth it!!

    Great recipe, thanks for sharing!

  4. Although I make a lot of desserts for my family, I gave up sugar for myself five years ago for health reasons. I have found that I enjoy the taste of things more. Fresh fruit baked in a pie with no sugar at all is sweet enough for me now. Your muffins look delicious.

  5. I"ve been trying to back off of the sugar. It's hard! I love sweets.

  6. These look so yummy!!!

    PS thought about you last night as I took my boys to the barber then came home to cut gum out of my daughter's hair. She was due for a little trim ;)

  7. Hi Melanie,
    I didn't know you didn't do sugar. I do, but I've cut back. I really enjoy stevia in my green (decaf) tea. Don't know how it bakes, though.

    Your muffins look beautiful. YUM!

  8. I have several cookbooks with healthier recipes that don't use white sugar or artificial sweeteners. In spite of my recipe post this week, I am trying to eat healthier. I'll have to try this one - it sounds so good.

  9. Wouldn't you know it, I just made my menu and grocery list for the week. Ahh, I can make these next week.
    One question. What if I don't use "sea" salt? Does it make that much of a difference?

  10. Cool whole wheat flour and bananas.

  11. Sounds yummy - love bananas. I wonder how many carbs per muffin? Senor Cafe would like to know. Perhaps this will be a good recipe for him. Thanks.

  12. What could be better than Banana Muffins? Now I know, your version of heatlhy Banana Muffins. With three daughters who are health conscious, these will be perfect. Thank you for the recipe.