Thursday, July 19, 2012


I'm going to let you in on a little secret.
I looooooooove banana bread.
Ok it's actually not a secret at all.

Sugar Mama Bakeshop: Healthy Banana Muffins

Banana walnut muffins.
Banana blueberry bread.
Giant banana chocolate chip muffins with streusel topping (the only way Hunter will touch them).
I honestly think I could eat banana bread in some form every single morning for breakfast.

Sugar Mama Bakeshop: Healthy Banana Muffins

I can not afford a whole new wardrobe and I would prefer not to buy one 2 sizes larger anyway...
So I went searching (pinteresting) for a healthier version and found this bad boy.
Banana bread with NO sugar and NO oil...
I'll tell you what. I was skeptical.

Sugar Mama Bakeshop: Healthy Banana Muffins

But I'll try anything once. Seriously, anything.
Once I had an oyster on the half shell and nearly gagged it right back up in fancy restaurant.
But that's beside the point... and embarrassing... so we'll move on.
To my modified version of these fabulous muffins that came in around 125 cals and less than 2 grams of fat each :)
So you can eat them EVERY day. Hurray!

Sugar Mama Bakeshop: Healthy Banana Muffins

No Sugar or Oil Banana Muffins. Say What!?!
printable version
(makes 12-15 muffins)
2 cups gluten free flour mix 
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
2 TB flax + 6 TB warm water
3 overripe bananas, mashed

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a muffin pan.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt; set aside.
  • Also combine flax and water in a small bowl and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, combine applesauce, agave, and vanilla. Stir in flax mixture and mashed bananas; mix well.
  • Add flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Stir in anything your heart desires... Or a little of everything if you're like me and your heart desires chocolate chips, walnuts, blueberries and cinnamon :) 
  • Pour into prepared muffin pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.


  1. I'm with you. I LOVE banana bread in any form.. except the form with walnuts or pecans because I can't have those. I'll definitely be trying this recipe though. Thanks for sharing. They look delish.

  2. Oh stop, why don't you! They look soooo delicious I can't stood Justin Wilson would have said! You really know how to tease a hungry person! LOL.
    They all look good and I love banana bread everything too! Thanks for the share!

  3. A healthier version of banana bread? Sign me up! Love this.

  4. These look absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing such a treat!
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  5. Oh I'll have the chocolate chip muffins with a small skim milk please!
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