Low Fat Banana Muffins

This recipe proves that muffins can be tasty and healthy too, these are low in fat, cholesterol and sugar but high in fiber. Beware, these can be addictive!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
  • 2 large ripe bananas

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200C (400F)
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and raisins in a large bowl
  3. Whirl the oats in a food blender into a rough flour and add to mix
  4. Beat the egg white for a few minutes until foamy but not stiff
  5. Stir the whole egg, oil and yoghurt into the egg white
  6. Mash the bananas with a fork
  7. Add the egg mixture and bananas to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  8. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or grease lightly
  9. Spoon a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin hole (3/4 full)
  10. Bake for 18-22 minutes until risen and cooked through
  11. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then loosen each muffin by running knife around edge
  12. Leave to cool on wire rack (and see how long you can resist!).

Makes 11 or 12 muffins.


Try this recipe with the recommended amount of sugar first, but try cutting down on the sugar each time you make the muffins. The Green Eatz tasters think they are just as good with only half the amount of sugar. Have a read of Sugar – the Sweet Taste of Poison to see why cutting down on sugar is good for you and the planet.


Author: Jane of Green Eatz

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