Low fat, low sugar banana muffins.

Bananas and Baking, one of my favourite combinations. We often have a couple of bananas hanging around earmarked for mummy to bake with as no-one like over-ripe bananas in our house. This weekend I decided to move away from our beloved flapjacks and try out some muffins. I’d seen a recipe somewhere that used yoghurt and banana with hardly any sugar or fat and that had got stuck in my mind, Of course I have no idea what the recipe was or where it was and it was a wheat containing recipe…. so this is where my baking brain took me.

The result. A lovely moist, springy muffin that has little hidden gems of banana hidden inside. These are going to be come a regular in our house and lend themselves to all kinds of variations. Chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries mmmmm.

Dietitian UK: Healthy low fat, low sugar banana muffins

These muffins have 5g sugar, 1 g fat and 72kcals per muffin which is pretty healthy. The oats are wholegrain and the bananas give them a great fruit boost. Great for enjoying mid afternoon when you fancy cake or as a snack for the kids. Compare this to other toddler snacks you can buy and these are a much healthier option. These are also perfect for making with kids, I know my toddler will be having a go.

Banana Yoghurt Muffins
Yields 12
A healthy, low fat, low sugar, wholegrain banana muffin. Moist, light and tasty.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
72 calories
13 g
31 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
40 g
14 g
5 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
40g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg
10%
Sodium 14mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100g oats
  2. 30g brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 100g natural yoghurt
  6. 2 bananas
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 and prepare the muffin tin.
  2. Place the oats in a food processor and blitz to make a rough flour.
  3. Add the sugar, baking powder and mix.
  4. Next add the eggs, yoghurt and mashed banana and mix.
  5. Place into muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Notes
  1. I used silicone muffin cases.
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calories
72
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
13g
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Dietitian UK http://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

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12 Responses to “Low fat, low sugar banana muffins.”

  1. 2 February, 2014 at 22:38 #

    Great, low calorie source for getting in some good carbs. Thanks for sharing!

    I usually eat muffins in the morning for breakfast. I will have to give this recipe a try.

    I like to incorporate oats in a lot of recipes too. Like homemade protein bars for example.
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    • 3 February, 2014 at 08:46 #

      Thanks so much Randy, I hope you enjoy the muffins. I love oats!

  2. Liam
    22 February, 2014 at 19:55 #

    Hi Priya, sounds lovely…I will try them. When you say oats do you mean something like regular porridge oats? Thankyou.

    • 22 February, 2014 at 19:57 #

      Hi Liam, yes regular porridge oats are what I use 🙂

  3. 1 March, 2014 at 18:31 #

    These look great. Perfect for toddlers 🙂 Sorry I’m popping over later than usual from #recipeoftheweek – Linky Tools went down! Thanks for linking up. I’ve Pinned and Tweeted this post and a fresh linky is open over on the blog x
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    • 2 March, 2014 at 20:35 #

      thanks so much Emily x

  4. 4 May, 2014 at 18:31 #

    Great! Came together in no time, high protein and our toddler loved them. Add that to the fact that the ingredients are minimal and always around the house – a winner!

  5. Taimia Nomani
    21 February, 2015 at 19:48 #

    Love this recipe!! Can these muffins be frozen? (Even though I could probably eat a whole batch at one if I wanted to!)

    • 21 February, 2015 at 20:52 #

      Thanks Taimia! Lovely to hear from you. I think they will freeze fine, but I’ve not tried it myself. If you try it please let me know!

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