Skinny Banana Bread Muffins

In honor of National Banana Bread Day, it’s only fitting to celebrate with some delicious banana bread muffins.

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Pssst…guess what? It can be our secret—but they’re totally healthy. For only 96 calories per muffin, you can enjoy this foodie holiday and still feel good in your skinny jeans. These muffins stay moist and indulgent-tasting without the addition of any fat or oil. Simple, healthy swaps of applesauce and Greek yogurt do the trick! And what about the perfect balance of sweetness? Surprise- no sugar is added to these scrumptious muffins. The right amount of sweetness comes from just- ripened bananas. Forget white flour, too. These muffins are made with whole wheat flour and oats, so you get more nutritional bang for your buck! These are muffins you just can’t find in the bakery case at the local coffee shop (and you wouldn’t want to—those are typically loaded with fat, sugar, and calories). Whip these muffins up, and you will be wishing every day was Banana Bread day!

 

Looking for other great skinny treats? Thanks to our sugar tooth, we have combined the science from our years of nutrition education with what actually works for us and for our clients to help you to achieve success with health and fat loss goals! That’s why we also created these waistline-friendly sugar craving busters –like our Skinny Speedy Walnut Oatmeal Cookies and our  White Chocolate Drizzled wild Blueberry Granola Balls  and our Microwave Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, just to name a few!

 

Skinny Banana Bread Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

 

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup oats

1 egg (we use Eggland’s Best eggs because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)

2 bananas

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, and add the wet ingredients.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients until well incorporated.
  5. Mash the bananas until smooth, with some small chunks remaining.
  6. Fold the bananas into the muffin batter.
  7. Place batter into lined muffin tin, filling each muffin liner about 2/3rds
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Nutrition facts per muffin:

96 Calories     17 g carbs      4.6 g protein  .7 g fat                 3.5 g sugar            2.6 g fiber

 

The Nutrition Twins work with Eggland’s Best to help people get more nutrients.

Skinny Banana Bread Muffins
 
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Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bananas
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ tsp cinamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, and add the wet ingredients.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients until well incorporated.
  5. Mash the bananas until smooth, with some small chunks remaining.
  6. Fold the bananas into the muffin batter.
  7. Place batter into lined muffin tin, filling each muffin liner about ⅔rds full.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mufiin Calories: 96 Fat: 0.7 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 3.5 g Fiber: 2.6 g Protein: 4.6 g

 

 

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