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Peanut butter and chocolate healthy muffins!

A lovely Pilates client turned up with a couple of healthy muffins for me the other day. Now that’s one way to make me go easy on you in class 😉 Laurie, thankyou! Peanut butter is one ingredient I’ve learnt is good in cookies and smoothies… so why “nut” muffins?! (I know funny aren’t I).

These muffins were so delicious that I grabbed hold of the recipe and then I decided to give it a go myself, with a few changes as I rarely manage to actually follow  a recipe properly and I also had no bananas! 

These take minutes to make and really are both easy and tasty. You can also mash up 2 ripe bananas and substitute for the apple. I actually had to hide these from the kids 😉

Dietitian UK: Peanut butter and Chocolate Muffins

Peanut butter and Chocolate Muffins (gluten free)
Serves 9
Peanut butter and chocolate HEALTHY muffins. Yes really!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
104 calories
16 g
2 g
4 g
3 g
1 g
69 g
41 g
4 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
69g
Servings
9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 41mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
3%
* 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. 200g cooked apple
  2. 50g peanut butter
  3. 1 tsp Sukrin Gold (sweetener)
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  7. 100g rice or coconut flour
  8. splash of milk
Instructions
  1. Pre cook the apple (I have a stock I keep in my freezer).
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4.
  3. Measure out all the ingredients and mix well. I left my stand mixer going for 5 minutes.
  4. Grease a muffin tin or use silicone cake cases.
  5. Place the mixture into the cake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Notes
  1. You can substitute agave, honey (2-3tbsp) or Stevia (1tsp) for the Sukrin Gold.
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calories
104
fat
4g
protein
3g
carbs
16g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

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
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 https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/
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Healthy, Gluten Free, Wheat Free Banana, Yoghurt Muffins.

I’ll admit it, we bake with bananas a lot. They help reduce the amount of fat and sugar needed in baking and we often end up with a few over-ripe ones. Now no-one in our house eats over-ripe bananas, baking with them makes sure they aren’t wasted. If I don’t have time to bake then they get thrown in the freezer and I get them out for baking with another day.

Today was a baking day. At 34 weeks pregnant I’m not as up for running around the park as I was, Daddy was at work so myself and the toddler agreed to have a crafting and baking day. As my small girl gets older she gets more vocal, so when I suggested banana cake I was told “No mummy, I want baby cakes”. Ok, muffins it is.

So here are our banana, yoghurt muffins. The banana cuts down the need for too much margarine, the dates reduce the added sugar and the yoghurt keeps them moist, so all in all a healthy version of cake. Use gluten free or normal self raising flour if you fancy.

Dietitian UK: Healthy, Gluten Free, Banana and Yoghurt Muffins.

Banana and Yoghurt Muffins (Gluten Free, Wheat Free)
Yields 15
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
140 calories
25 g
25 g
4 g
2 g
1 g
52 g
11 g
10 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
52g
Yields
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* 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. 200g rice flour
  2. 50g cornmeal
  3. 50g margarine
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 100g low fat natural yoghurt
  6. 50g sugar
  7. 2 bananas
  8. 100g dates finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Mix the flours, margarine and sugar together.
  3. Next add the yoghurt, eggs and banana.
  4. Chop the walnuts and dates, then mix in by hand.
  5. Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Notes
  1. These will only keep for a couple of days, but freeze really well.
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calories
140
fat
4g
protein
2g
carbs
25g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/