muffins on a white cutting board

Easy Healthy Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Thanks to the sweetness of ripe bananas, this muffin recipe requires very little added sugar.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 350 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 ⅓ cups pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 12-cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Set aside.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mashed bananas, pumpkin, eggs, butter, and honey.
    banana pumpkin mixture
  5. Stir together wet and dry ingredients until just combined.
  6. Fold chocolate chips into the batter.
    adding chocolate chips to muffin batter in a bowl
  7. Divide the batter into 12 muffin cups. Top with additional chocolate chips, if desired.
    uncooked muffins in a muffin tin
  8. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  9. Allow to rest in muffin tin for 5 minutes before serving, or cool and store in an airtight container.

    pumpkin banana muffins fresh out of the oven

Recipe Notes

Makes 12 regular sized muffins. 

If you're trying to cut sugars, try using a monk fruit brown sugar replacement. It's a natural sweetener. 

You can pop them into a lunchbox, enjoy them for breakfast, or easily freeze them to last weeks.