Banana yoghurt muffins, perfect for healthy snacking

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 which comes from the yoghurt and banana. 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
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 14mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 100g oats
  2. 30g brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 100g natural yoghurt
  6. 2 bananas
  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.
  1. I used silicone muffin cases.
Dietitian UK

18 thoughts on “Banana yoghurt muffins, perfect for healthy snacking”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

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

  5. Hi Priya.
    I found this fabulous recipe last week. I didn’t have ordinary natural yoghurt to hand, but I did have plain Skyr which I used instead (adding extra protein?). I also had some strawberries that were going to go to waste so I chopped and added them to the mix. They have really kept me going as I often don’t find time to make myself a sensible breakfast before I have to help my husband with his dialysis.

  6. I made these and they were deliscious ! I substituted the sugar for honey and blitz some walnuts with the oats. I also added a little cinnamon and vanilla extract

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