Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
 Look who’s at Grandma’s house and excited to share Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins with me!
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
After a fantastic 4th with all of my family, I’m back with lots of leftover ripe bananas.  My son-in-law, Will concocted a healthier muffin. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins are low-fat, thanks to unsweetened applesauce, and lower-carb using stevia and almond flour.  Best of all these muffins are amazingly delicious. Yep, this one’s a keeper!

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins

Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
Preheat your oven.  Mix up wet ingredients and set aside.  Make sure your bananas are flavorful and over-ripe, peel ’em.  Then mix dry ingredients and then combine the two, gently, not too much,  all together in a nice mixing bowl.  Spoon batter into a well greased muffin pan, top with nutty topping and bake and serve. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins couldn’t be any easier and they are so moist and delicious.
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
You’ll end up with a perfect dozen wishing you had more…but if you’re like me, you’ve got a few bananas over-ripening in the next couple of days.
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Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
Here's a great way to use ripe bananas and keep it low-fat. You're going to enjoy this healthier version with a sweet little swirl of yum.
Serves: 12 servings
  • 3 bananas, over ripe, smashed
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup stevia, (Stevia in the Raw)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • For the swirl:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a dark muffin pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Mix bananas, applesauce, sugar, stevia, egg and vanilla together.
  4. Add baking soda and salt.
  5. Then gently stir in flours and half of the walnuts. Be careful not to over-mix.
  6. In a small dish combine sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Fill each muffin cup ⅓ full.
  8. Sprinkle with half of the sugar-cinnamon mixture and then add remaining batter, dividing between all 12 muffin cups.
  9. Sprinkle with the remaining sugar-cinnamon and walnuts.
  10. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
  11. Remove muffins from tins while warm.
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Muffins
 You’ll go bananas trying to eat just one. 

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. LDH

    Adorable little Elsie to make eating those healthy muffins even sweeter!

  2. Leslie

    YumYummy! Your muffins look hearty and delicious. I’d love to have one right now with some coffee! The little girl is adorable. 🙂

  3. Debbie

    I’ve never heard of almond flour. I regularly feel like a dunce when I read recipes because of the stuff of which I’m ignorant. I’ll looking for it now, and I have pinned this to try ASAP. It sounds perfect for us. Jussssst perfect.

    • renee @ Singing With Birds

      Almond flour or almond meal is a low-carb alternative to flour. I use it often and my source is Honeyville Grain.

  4. Jo

    Oh yeah I gotta try these…I can almost smell the deliciousness.

  5. Julie Harward

    It looks like Elsie loves them and that is good enough for me! LOL They do look wonderful, thanks for sharing them. Loved your post below too, so pretty! 🙂

  6. Julie

    What a cutie she is! The muffins look delicious. Hope you are having a great summer!!!

  7. bj

    awww, that little Elsie is sooo adorable. Just beautiful.
    These muffins sound amazing. Do you buy almond flour at the groc. store or health food store?

  8. The 21st Century Housewife©

    These sound delicious! The almond flavour would give such a lovely taste and texture – and I love the cinnamon swirl! If you have time, I would love it if you would share this recipe with The Gallery of Favorites, which is live on my blog now.

  9. The Café Sucré Farine

    Wow, Renee, they look so beautiful. Bravo to Will! I will be trying them for sure! Elsie is just precious, I know you love having her at your house. My girlies are coming next week and I can hardly wait!

  10. myric andreasen

    Goodness me! This looks wonderful! And your adorable grandaughter is enjoying it!

    I have a link party happening today. I hope you could stop by and link-up this yummu recipe!

    your newest follower

  11. Yvonne @ StoneGable

    Oh yummy! Great muffins and you didn’t have to cook! Sounds like a WIN to me! The inside of that muffin looks scrumptious! Thanks for linking up!

  12. SavoringTime in the Kitchen

    I hope you’re enjoying that beautiful little granddaughter! This sounds like a wonderful recipe and my hat’s off to your son for coming up with the recipe.

  13. Jacqueline

    What a great recipe. Isn’t it wonderful when men cook? Almond flour sounds so great. Hats off to Wil!

  14. Sprinkled with Flour

    I’m always on the lookout for healthier muffin recipes. These sound just delicious!

  15. Red Couch Recipes

    Yum! I bet that almond flour makes these over the top. Joni

  16. Pamela

    I’ve never used almond flour but I’m eager to try it. These look delicious!


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