For once, I managed to save a banana to overripen instead of cutting a nicely ripened banana into chunks and throwing them in the freezer for protein shakes. Yeah, that’s my main use of bananas. I’ve been meaning to make a banana bread for a long time though and I finally resisted and left one banana on the table to ripen very nicely – perfect for a banana bread recipe. But, because I like the whole thing about ease of portion control, I decided to make muffins instead. The recipe I adapted from is for a healthy banana bread, so you can just as easily make the same thing I made in a loaf pan. I just preferred to make mine cuter, so I turned them into Healthy Banana Bread Muffins. It’s easier to take with me to work – for lunch! It’s a great healthy banana bread muffin recipe and I totally recommend it! I definitely LOVE muffins!
I don’t have much experience actually baking with coconut flour – I have used it a lot in my protein pancakes and I love the result each time because it produces a decadent fluffy cake-like pancake – just the way I like it. I’d rather feel like I’m eating cake than a flat boring regular pancake. Yes I said it. Regular pancakes are boring to me. Suck it.
So back to these healthy muffins – they turned out very well. I went by the recipe I adapted by ended up winging it some more by adding more liquids so that the consistency seemed right. The outcome is awesome – after being in the oven for 30 minutes, these banana bread muffins have a crispy outer layer but they are soft and fluffy and delicious inside. I was happy to see that they weren’t dry and tasted enough of banana, like I hoped they would.
Not to mention these babies are low in calories and pretty high in protein! Of course, by using stevia, I managed to cut the sugar down a whole lot in each of these too. So you can have two and feel good about it! Which is what I intent to do for lunch today. Of course.
Adapted from Just Edith.
Nutritional Stats (per muffin): 83 calories, 1.5g fat, 12g carbs, 2.8g sugar, 6.2g protein
Kammie wants to know:
Do you like banana bread?
What are you favorite banana bread add-ins?
Let me know in the comments below!