While I do love banana bread, I was on the lookout for something else to use my ripe bananas for.

I’ve seen a few versions of this recipe online, and decided to give it a whirl myself. They don’t require any flour (which let’s face it is pretty hard to come by at the moment) and only need a few other simple ingredients, including natural honey and cinnamon as sugar substitutes – making it an ideal treat if you’re trying to be a little healthier! You can mix up the recipe a little depending on what’s in your cupboards too…



(to make 6 large muffins)

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 140g rolled oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Handful of pumpkin seeds (or almonds/any other nuts)
  • Muffin tray


  1. Preheat oven to 180° (gas mark 4).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash up two ripe bananas.
  3. Add your egg to the bananas and whisk thoroughly.
  4. Add the rolled oats, honey, cinnamon and pumpkin seeds, and use a wooden spoon to mix it all together (it’ll stick to the whisk and make a mess if you whisk it at this point!)
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray. I used muffin cases, but other recipes suggest putting it straight into the tray.
  6. Pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes.


If you’re looking for something else sweet,  why not try my unicorn fudge or my gluten free lemon drizzle cake?


  1. Today Souhaila
    April 19, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    these look amazing, I love anything with bananas, saving this for one of my baking afternoons x

    • thisessexgirl
      April 20, 2020 / 9:20 am

      Thank you lovely lady! Good idea – let me know how you get on 🙂

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