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Healthy Banana Muffins – Full of fibre!

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These Healthy Banana Muffins are quick and easy to make, and perfect for a grab-‘n’-go breakfast. Each contains 9 grams of healthy fibre, 4 grams of protein, and lots of nutritional vitamins and minerals. With options for whole-grain or gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar etc., there are only 140 calories per muffin!

Healthy Banana Muffins #healthy #bananas #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree

It’s a new year – 2017! Many of us will have set New Year’s resolutions, with every intention of sticking to them!

Perhaps you’ve pledged to exercise three times a week, to spend less time in front of a screen, or to eat more healthily. Maybe you want to spend more time with family & friends, do more charity work, or study something new. You may even wish to visit more countries, try different exotic food, go sky-diving, or read more books!

Or it could just be that you haven’t made any particular goals for this year. Either way, I’ve got something which is sure to make the start of this year a little brighter…

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Healthy Banana Muffins!

These soft, sweet little cakes are easy peasy to make. Half the ingredients are whizzed up in the blender, so you don’t even need to bother mashing the bananas!

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Of course, I made some alterations to the classic banana muffin recipe.

By using Greek yoghurt instead of butter/oil, we’re adding more protein and a lot fewer ’empty’ calories!

With honey (or maple syrup) instead of refined sugar, there is good nutrition in these two runny, unrefined sweeteners.

For extra fibre, we’ll be using flaxseed and wholewheat flour – or you can use gluten-free flour to make these gluten-free!

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Due to the Greek yoghurt, eggs and flaxseed, these muffins are high-protein. Additionally, they’re versatile, scrumptious, and packed with nutrition! This means they’re a perfect grab-n-go breakfast!

It’ll take you less than half an hour to make these healthy banana muffins.

Whip up a batch now, and have breakfast sorted for the next week!

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Healthy Banana Muffins – Full of fibre!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 Muffins

Serving Size: 1 Muffin

These Healthy Banana Muffins are quick and easy to make, and perfect for a grab-'n'-go breakfast. Each contains 9 grams of healthy fibre, 4 grams of protein, and lots of nutritional vitamins and minerals. With options for whole-grain or gluten-free, dairy-free, low-sugar etc., there are only 140 calories per muffin!

Ingredients

  • •2 very ripe bananas
  • •75 g Greek yoghurt*
  • •1 tbsp butter, softened (prevents muffins sticking to cases)
  • •2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • •180 ml milk*
  • •50 g oats (make sure these are certified gluten-free if required)
  • •200 g wholewheat self-raising flour (OR a gluten-free self-raising blend)
  • •100 g runny honey (OR maple syrup OR unrefined muscovado sugar/brown sugar)
  • •2 eggs
  • •1 tsp cinnamon
  • •1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • •1 tsp vanilla extract
  • •1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, 350°F, gas 4). Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Place the bananas, flaxseed, oats, milk and Greek yoghurt in a blender. Whizz until smooth (about a minute).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Add the banana mixture from the blender and stir.
  4. Add the two eggs, then the vanilla extract. Gently fold in the baking powder until just incorporated.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases (about 3 tbsp of mixture per case).
  6. Place tray in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes (mine took 20 minutes in a fan oven at 160°C).
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack - ideally leave at least 3 hours before eating, so the flavours can blend together!

Notes

*(Or dairy-free alternative)

http://KatrinasCleanCooking.com/healthy-eating/healthy-banana-muffins-fibre/

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