November is World Diabetes Month and in recognition of large number of people who suffer from Diabetes, I am sharing my Low Sugar Banana Muffins with you today.
It is important to me that I try my best to reduce the amount of sugar that my family intakes on a regular basis. Diabetes does run in our family and my family’s health is extremely important to me.
I make muffins on a weekly basis because they make an excellent snack food and I know exactly what my children are eating when I send them to school with a muffin for snack. The problem is that most muffins do contain sugar, and in my opinion, WAY too much for a daily treat. In order to fix this problem, I made a few adjustments to my regular Banana Muffin Recipe in order to make it LOW Sugar.
Orange Naturals also have a variety of remedies to even out your Blood Sugar. Over the past few months, I have been trying out new Orange Naturals products and have been impressed with how well they work!
One thing that I have learned while trying to live a healthier lifestyle is that sugar is addictive! Tammy from In R Dream refers to this in her post where she shares a recipe for Creamy Frozen Banana Whip: a Sugar Free Recipe Replacement for Ice Cream. The more we consume sugar, the more our bodies crave the sugar and it often spirals out of control.
TIP: To make this recipe even lower in sugar, feel free to substitute honey or natural maple syrup in for the 1/4 cup of sugar!
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking power
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 4 medium bananas mashed (ripe bananas)
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt or low-fat sour cream or greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Measure out all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda) into a large bowl.
- Mash bananas.
- In a small bowl, mix together egg, oil, vanilla and yogurt (or sour cream).
- Add banana and stir.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and gently mix (don’t over mix because muffins will be too tough).
- Put muffin papers in muffin tin or use a Stoneware Muffin Pan
- Put ¼ cup of muffin batter into muffin papers.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
If sweet isn’t your thing, feel free to check out this recipe on the O Natural Blog for Chili Lime Kale Chips as they are full of healthy benefits and super easy to make.
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Amanda diabetes runs in my family too. My poor grandma died when I was little from it she was blinded by diabetes. It really is no joke yet sometimes it takes us so long to learn. I think it is a great idea to half sugar is all recipes, these look so yummy! Thanks for linking my Frozen Banana Whip it really is getting me though the night 🙂
I should share your recipe with my Dad! He has a mega sweettooth too. That must be where I get mine from Tammy!
Sounds really good and only 1/4 cup of sugar! You could even sub the oil out with at least half apple sauce for extra healthy benefits 🙂
Definitely Soozle, but that still adds natural sugars, which I was trying to keep down to a minimum in this particular recipe. BUT I do that ALL the time in other recipes!
This sounds really good! I rarely notice the difference when I cut down the sugar in recipes.
I agree Victoria! And every little bit counts!
Amazing! and low sugar? that is perfect. love anything with banana and something my daughter might even enjoy as well!
I love banana anything! Love that these are low sugar as well! Proof treats can still be delicious without all the added sugar! Thanks for sharing! Excited to try it 🙂
These sound great! I love using banana to bake!
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I love banana,going to give these a go !
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These are so moist and tasty!