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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Recipe: Healthier Banana Muffins

Healthier Banana Muffins - low fat, gluten free

It's no secret that I'm a fan of muffins - and if you were to ask me what the ultimate muffin was, it'd likely be banana.

They're moist, full of delicious banana flavour and perfect for breakfast, snacks or dessert. You can add nuts, chocolate chips, different fruits and vegetables and just about anything you feel like. Eat them on their own, mix them into yogurt messes (read: muffins crumbled into yogurt, topped with nut butter and different fruits), top them with nut butter or cream cheese or whatever you fancy. 

Basically speaking... they're amazing.

So of course I have multiple muffin recipes in my repertoire. This recipe is for your basic amazing banana muffins - it's fluffy, moist and delicious and can be made into muffins or a cake. As always, they're much healthier than your calorie and fat laden cafe finds - so you won't feel bad about having two ;) 


Healthier Banana Cake - low fat, gluten free

Healthier Banana Muffins Recipe
low fat, gluten free
2 cups Plain Flour/Gluten Free Flour/Wholewheat Flour 
3/4 tsp Baking Soda 
Pinch of salt 
1/3-1/2 cup Sugar (depending on your tastes and how sweet your bananas are).
1 1/2 tbsp Butter or Alternative* 
2 egg Whites or 1 Egg** (I use Naturegg Simply Egg Whites)
1/2 cup Greek  Yogurt (I used Chobani 0% Plain)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 large bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F
Prepare your muffin tins or cake pan (I used silicone muffin tins)
Beat butter and sugar until combined and fluffy, mix in egg whites. 
Mix in mashed banana, yogurt and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and gradually mix through wet ingredients, stirring until combined. 
Bake for about 15-20 minutes for muffins or about 1 hour for a cake, until a skewer inserted removes clean. 

*I used Light Nuttelex but you can use any non-dairy spread which can be used in baking - or alternatively, you can also use applesauce (though the texture will be different).
**If you can't eat eggs, replace this with 1/4 cup applesauce, egg replacement or a "flax egg" 

    
   



4 comments:

  1. Hi! I just made these and added a little zucchini. So good! I was wondering - how many calories are in these?

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    1. Hi Bella, I'm so glad you liked them! To be completely honest, I wouldn't have a clue as I don't count calories - and it would also depend on exactly what ingredients you used. Some readers have worked out the calorie counts on their Pinterest boards so you may find something there.

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  2. Thanks! I don't count calories either.. my husband just wanted to know :) I'm making them again today, big hit in my house!

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    1. So glad you like them! You'll have to send me a picture so I can add it to our reader showcase! Xx

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