Sugar Free Banana Muffins
Sugar Free Banana Muffins
Sugar Free Baking
Can sugar free banana muffins taste sweet and delicious like traditional banana muffins? The answer is YES, especially if it's this recipe!
When it comes to feeding our families (or ourselves) and looking to minimise the added sugars in our day, it can be hard to find healthy, yet convenient homemade snacks or breakfast options that taste great, but also get the approval from the family.
Just because you are minimising the sugar in your diet does not mean you need to give up on eating tasty fun baked treats!
So where does the sweetness come from if these are sugar free?
The bananas! Especially dark, spotty overripe ones. (we left a reminder in our name, so you know which ones to choose) 😜 These bananas are PERFECT for all your banana-baking goodness, and a great way to use up bananas who have passed their eating stages. Let’s minimise waste and eat some yummy sugar free banana muffins! These muffins have under 5g sugar per muffin! That’s less than a teaspoon of sugar!
Natural Sweeteners - A unique blend of erythritol and monk fruit. These natural sweeteners add just the right amount of sweetness without the calories or the negative effects of sugar.They’re both low in calories and carbs, low in fructose, and taste very sweet!
Need a low calorie sweet snack to help with mid afternoon sweet cravings?
3:30 pm…I’m looking at you! Enjoy your afternoon cuppa with a mini version of this recipe. Making mini sugar-free banana muffins is just so easy! Divide the mix into 24 mini muffins and adjust the bake time to 10-15 minutes. Enjoy a snack (40g) with just under 100 calories and 11g carbs! Or make these mini muffins for your little ones, the perfect size for toddlers!
Sugar Free Banana Muffins are the perfect breakfast choice…
No one wants to start their day with a sugar overload! - But you still may prefer a sweet breakfast choice over savoury. Save time by baking a sweet batch of these sugar free banana muffins and you’ll have breakfast (or snacks) ready to go! - No need to struggle with what to have for brekkie anymore!
With a recipe that tastes this good and being so easy to make, no one will ever know that these are sugar free!
This easy one-bowl recipe comes together in just minutes!
- Muffin Tin lined & ready to go.
- Mixing bowl
- Fork (to mash the bananas)
Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan forced) and prepare a muffin tin with muffin cases and spray lightly with oil.
In a large bowl mash the bananas and combine with eggs & oil
Add your Banana Bread baking mix into the wet ingredients, stir until combined and portion out the mixture evenly into the 12 muffin cases.
Pop into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Check with a skewer, if it pulls out clean, you’re good to go.
Remove the muffins from the oven, place onto a cooling rack. Pop the kettle on and get ready to enjoy!
How to Store & Reheat your Sugar Free Banana Muffins.
To store: Allow the muffins cool completely, then place them in a container or freezer-safe food bag. Reusable freezer bags like these are perfect! They also have a range of sustainable food bags.
To Freeze: These muffins are freezer-friendly and can hang out in your freezer (-18C) with your mixed veggies and ice cream for up to 3 months. But we all know that they’re not going to last that long 😉
To Reheat: Thaw them out to room temperature before eating or microwave for 30 seconds or until the muffins are warm to the touch and no longer frozen.
What else can you add to these muffins for that extra bit of WOW!
Berries - Berries will not only add a burst of flavour, but you will also be adding a healthy hit of antioxidants Blueberries, Raspberries, blackberries...etc. Why not mixed berries!
Peanut Butter - Another flavour combo you can’t deny! Simply dollop a teaspoon of your favourite peanut butter into the middle of each muffin before baking.
Choc chips - How good is choc-banana as a flavour combo?! Throw ½ a cup of our 98% sugar free choc chips into the batter!
Nuts - Go nuts! Why not? Adding your favourite nuts is a great way to boost the fibre, protein and healthy fats in your day, and don’t forget extra crunch, which in itself is worth it!! Walnuts or Pecans would taste amazing in these muffins!
Coffee - Ok, hear me out... Adding 1-2 TB of instant coffee into the batter will give you some extra pep, and the slight bitterness of the coffee with the sweet taste of the muffins works so well, and for an even better combo - Coffee and Walnut Banana Muffins for the ultimate breakfast muffin!!
Yoghurt: Add a dollop of your favourite protein rich yoghurt on top or perhaps some sweetened ricotta 🤤
Butter: Let’s keep things simple, cut in half and spread a little butter on each half of your warm muffin and let that just get all melty and delicious… sometimes simple tastes like this are truly the best!!
What about adding in some Vanilla Baking Collagen?
Collagen is that magical stuff that keeps the skin plump and smooth, and it helps keep joints strong, too. Our Vanilla Baking Collagen has been designed specifically for baking and would make your gluten free banana muffins part of your beauty regime. 😉
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are these sugar free muffins keto-friendly?
A keto diet normally is when someone is consuming carbs between 20-50g per day. One of these muffins (20g carbs) may be too high for someone following a ketogenic diet. That said, they are great for those looking to slowly minimise their carbs or wishing to reduce sugar in their diet. If you were following a low carb plan of between 80-100g, these could easily fit into your day!
Can I use coconut oil in place of olive oil?
Coconut oil becomes firm when refrigerated. If you do use this oil, please let your banana muffin come back to room temperature before eating, or pop in the microwave for 30 seconds.
What sort of olive oil do you use?
We recommend a mild/ light olive oil, as it has a milder flavour. Save that flavoursome cold-pressed olive oil for your delicious salads.
Can I use butter instead of oil?
Oil is what helps these muffins become moist and fluffy. Butter will turn them into firm muffins once they are refrigerated, so it won’t be the best banana muffin experience of your life….and we wouldn’t want that!
Can I make these into vegan-friendly muffins?
Yep, you sure can. Simply swap out the eggs with our Spotty Egg Replacer
This is the perfect banana bread if you’re keeping an eye on your calories or really just wanting to bake a tasty treat which won’t have your guests and their kids bouncing off the walls with those crazy sugar highs.
Know someone who is cutting sugar but loves baking? Don’t forget to share this recipe with them!
Happy baking! 😁
Calories 199, Carbs 21.7 grams, Sugar 4.2 grams, Fat 9.9 grams, Saturated Fat 1.7 grams, Protein 4.1 grams, Sodium 146 milligrams