Cinnamon Banana Muffins

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Packed with whole grains and delicious banana flavor, these cinnamon banana muffins are the perfect way to use up your ripe bananas, and make for the best quick bite for breakfast!

cinnamon banana muffins

Banana Muffins

I’ve had two spotty bananas staring me down all week, and I couldn’t figure out what to make with them. But then I thought- muffins are always good to have around!

These banana muffins are lightly sweetened, and packed with delicious cinnamon flavor. They’re easy to grab in the morning before a workout, and pair perfectly with my daily iced coffee.

I love baking muffins because they freeze well, are easy to make, and are the perfect sized treat when you’re craving something sweet.

cinnamon banana muffins

If you love banana bread, you’re going to love these muffins. They come out SO fluffy, are made with just 10 ingredients, and can be customized to your liking.

Since I always opt for chocolate chips in my banana desserts, I decided to switch things up with a simple cinnamon flavor. If you’re feeling fancy, you can add nuts or dark chocolate to these muffins!

cinnamon banana muffins

Ingredients in Cinnamon Banana Muffins

This recipe is such a simple one! Here’s what you’ll need to make these cinnamon banana muffins:

Ripe bananas– whenever I buy bananas, I try to buy a yellow bunch and a green bunch. I let the yellow bunch ripen over the course of the week so that I’m left with perfectly spotty bananas to bake with! The spottier the banana = the sweeter it is

Spelt flour– I love the use of spelt flour for its nutty, whole-grain taste. All-purpose flour or a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend can be a good replacement for spelt!

Eggs– eggs act as a binder in the banana muffins, but can be replaced with a flax or chia egg substitute for a vegan version

Maple syrup

Olive oil– olive oil adds a rich taste to these muffins, without completely overpowering them

Cinnamon

Vanilla extract

cinnamon banana muffins

Cinnamon banana muffins are the ultimate treat to keep around. Enjoy them as part of breakfast, as a snack, or a healthier dessert.

They’re dairy-free and packed with feel-good ingredients. You can make them gluten-free by substituting a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend.

I can’t wait for you guys to try them!

cinnamon banana muffins

Looking for more ways to use up your ripe bananas? Check out some of these recipes below

Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

Cinnamon Banana Muffins

5 from 1 vote
Course: Baked goods
Servings

15

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas, mashed

  • 1 + 2/3 cups spelt flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • Cinnamon Topping
  • 1 tbsp brown or coconut sugar

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, mash the banana until smooth. Whisk in the eggs, maple syrup, oil, vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Fold in the spelt flour, baking soda and salt and mix well until evenly incorporated to form the batter.
  • Line a muffin tin with baking cups, and scoop out 1/3 cup of batter into each muffin mold- the batter makes about 15 muffins.
  • Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Sprinkle some of the sugar mixture over each muffin before baking.
  • Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are firm to touch and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Keep stored in cool place for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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4 Comments

  1. Whittney

    Do you think oat flour would work in the place of spelt?

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