Super-simple sugar-free banana muffins perfect for a nourishing snack or naturally sweet treat without added sugar. These moist, naturally-sweetened muffins are gluten free and dairy free and contain no added sugars or sweeteners, just the natural sweetness of banana.
They make great snacks, easy breakfast on-the-go and they also freeze well.
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These healthy muffins are a well balanced snack with the combination of protein (from egg and almond meal), healthy carbohydrates (from banana) and healthy fats (from egg and almond meal).
Almonds are rich in healthy fats and vitamin E and are known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Lowering your LDL cholesterol lowers your risk of heart disease.
Bananas are a great energy source and are rich in fibre to promote a healthy digestion and improve elimination.
Bananas are also rich in vitamins C, B6, folate and minerals magnesium, potassium and copper providing nutrition for optimum health and vitality. They can also help to boost mood.
Eggs are a great source of complete protein and contain many different vitamins and minerals increasing your overall nutrient intake.
By adding a source of healthy fat and protein from using almond meal and eggs the effects of the fruit sugar on your blood sugar levels is greatly reduced.
3 large free range eggs
1/4 cup (60ml) almond milk or coconut milk (carton)
1 1/2 cups (approx 395g) mashed over-ripe banana
2 cups (220g) almond meal
1 tsp (3g) gluten free baking powder
1 tsp (2g) vanilla powder
1/2 tsp (1g) cinnamon
1/2 cup (50g) walnuts, chopped (optional)
Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 180°C.
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Mix in banana.
Add almond meal, baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon and combine well.
Stir through walnuts.
Spoon into a greased muffin tray. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.