No Sugar Added Banana Muffins: Recipe

HMM Muffins

The last few days, when I went grocery shopping, the only bananas that were available, including the organic ones, were already beyond the ripeness stage that I usually look for, so I was going to pass on buying them. Then I thought, hey what about baking, I can make banana muffins and bread, as long as I do so as soon as I get these home or the next day. If I don’t then I’d best freeze them.

The bananas were ripe enough that mashing them was incredibly easy, not that mashing a banana is a particularly difficult task.

When you bake muffins with ripe bananas you do not need to add sugar, add some cinnamon and they are sweet enough to eat.

Sugar Free Banana Muffins

Equipment:

Muffin tin

Mixing bowl

Measuring cup

Ingredients:

3 lg. bananas

1 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 1/2 c. organic whole wheat flour

1/3 c. melted butter

Preparation:

Mash bananas.

Add cinnamon and slightly beaten egg.

Add melted butter.

Sift dry ingredients together and add to above mixture.

Mix until moistened.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

This makes one dozen muffins, which go great with coffee in the morning, or are ideal to put in a lunch for later that day.

Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.

4. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.

5. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.

6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

8. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

There is no reason to toss bananas away of they begin to age as long as you either use them or freeze them. Freezing is also a good technique when bananas are on sale, you can buy extra and set them aside for another day.

after
after

More by this Author

  • Sunflower Possibilities
    11

    From children’s forts to cleaning up radioactive waste, sunflowers are a very versatile and beautiful plant.

  • Apple Pie (Sugar Free) & Apple Sauce Recipes
    5

    Apple sauce is fairly easy to keep and very handy to have in the fridge. It goes great with oatmeal or pork and can be added to a smoothie or enjoyed all by itself.

  • Rose Hip Recipes
    21

    From Spring to fall as we walk about town we pass by and fail to recognize the foods that are all around us. Even foods that we do not such as apples, pears and raspberries go unpicked because they sit on property that...


Comments 62 comments

mrs know it all profile image

mrs know it all 8 years ago from The Windy City Suburbs

Great recipe! I'll try it. My kids like to eat "sweets" when they wake up with their dad but I'm a stickler for no sugar cereals etc. so this and a few of your others will be good ones. I look forward to recipe hopping here now that I've discovered you. thanks!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

thanks and enjoy, I make these and variations regularly


cvaughn570 8 years ago

Banana bread is a favorite of mine, but I could never find a recipe that I liked. I like this one, simple and straight to the point. I never thought of freezing bananas...another good tip to remember!

Thank You,

Carol


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

You are welcome, and i alos enjoy banana bread.


CherylTheWriter profile image

CherylTheWriter 8 years ago from Humble, Texas (the ultimate oxymoron)

Bob, the figs are ripening on our tree out back, so I altered this recipe a bit. Figs instead of bananas, honey instead of brown sugar, partly whole wheat flour and the remainder unbleached white, baked in three small loaf pans (3x6) in our toaster oven at 350 for about 40 minutes. It's orgasmic with coffee.


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Using what you have on hand is a great idea, these sound delicious. I like figs.


summer10 profile image

summer10 8 years ago from my happy place :)

Thank you Bob!!! I just tried your recipe for the sugar free banana muffins and they were incredible!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for the testimony and for stopping by to comment.


Scooter Gray profile image

Scooter Gray 8 years ago from Sunny Georgia

Sounds great, I plan on trying it sone. I am always looking for recipes with no sugar.


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Hi Scooter, thanks for the visit.


marisuewrites profile image

marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

This recipe is excellent and I will share with my brother; he's diabetic so they no sugar muffin is a good choice for him. Especially if he uses whole wheat flour...

How do freeze your bananas? do you slice them? thanks, Marisue


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I peel them ,slice them and bag them. Easy to sue that way for this and for smoothies, thanks.


Kara 6 years ago

I just made these and half-way through realized that I didn't have butter, so I used applesauce instead. Not only are they sugar-free, but also fat-free! Delicious, thanks for the recipe.


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

You are welcome, and applesauce is a gr8 substitute, thanks for dropping by.


Mitchell 6 years ago

Hey Bob!

I have quit smoking, these muffins have been a saviour! I reach for these bad boys whenever I have a huge craving. There is no sugar which is a plus. I like adding things to my baking.. so what I did was put a tad bit of oats on top :) Delicious. Cheers Bob. Have a good holiday :)


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Glad they helped and good luck, thanks for dropping by.


John 6 years ago

That looks good. Mmm. I'm not even diabetic.


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for dropping by.


Miranda 6 years ago

I'll be making these muffins this afternoon. I'm low on bananas so i'll be adding some chopped dates to fill in the half banana i'm missing, and subbing butter for homemade applesauce.

I may blog my results, so check it out (i'll be sure and credit you).

Thanks for the great sugarless recipe!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Dates would be an interesting addition, I'll take a look, thanks for dropping by.


Miranda 6 years ago

The dates are awesome! Little nubbins of super sweet. I recommend it!

Oh, and the post will be published on saturday. Please stop by!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Glad to hear and will do.


Halie Lynn 6 years ago

Bob,

I just came across your recipe, the muffins were fantastic! The only substitution I made was exchanging the butter for sugar free applesauce. I also added a cup of blueberries and about a tablespoon of organic brown sugar.

Thanks for the great recipe,

Halie


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 6 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks, glad you enjoyed them.


Petral 5 years ago

A really easy recipe to use!!!! Great taste!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thanks for commenting.


Dave Kovacs 5 years ago

Great Recipe!! Here were my modifications: (1) made a little apple sauce (2 small apples, pealed and cored, and a little water) using a small juicer. Added some in the final mix to bring to the "proper" batter thickness; (2) added some semi-sweet chocolate morsels. The original recipe is so great that you definitely do not need the chocolate.; (3) 1/3 tsp nutmeg to replace the cinnamon (allergy); 1 cup whole wheat and 1/2 cup white. Delicious and very moist! Thanks!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Apple juice would be a good touch, thanks.


mcnela 5 years ago

These muffins are absolutely fantastic .My picky eater son loved them & my daughter said they are the best banana muffins I've ever made. Kudoos to you.

I also added some flax seed to them as well...I add it to everything..

Thanks ...


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Thank you , I will make some for myself later today.


thesweetlife profile image

thesweetlife 5 years ago from San Diego, California

Thanks for the recipe they sound yummy and healthy too. I am going to go make them right now...can't wait!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Enjoy, thanks for dropping by.


Littlec 5 years ago

This is such a great recipe! My husband is on a no sugar diet and he loved these. It is also great with a little bit of fruit preserved on top :-)


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I am happy you enjoyed the muffins, thanks for commenting.


Troy 5 years ago

Is it possible to remove either baking soda or powder without affecting the end results? I am trying to cut down the sodium content. Thanks!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

If you remove the baking soda you will see a difference in the end result, they will not rise as much and the flavour will be different.


Troy 5 years ago

Wow, thanks for the quick response!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

No problem.


Kathy MacDonald 5 years ago

making them tomorrow for my granddaughters birthday party I'll keep you posted

they sound good


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Please do and have a happy party.


Berendina 5 years ago

I just made this yummy simple recipe with small changes of my own :). I love baking and I even have a blog where I try out recipes from the net, books, family etc and share my experiences, reviews and the recipes.I'll be even sharing about this recipe soon. Hopefully you are okay with that because I always leave links to the original recipe and I always write the recipes in my own words to how I made them to let you know.


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I am fine with that, thanks for dropping by and all the best.


Miss Meg 5 years ago

Thanks Bob, am about to make the muffins for my boys' lunch boxes tomorrow. YUM!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 5 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Enjoy, thanks for commenting.


Eve Petford 4 years ago

What a great find of a recipe!

Thank you for sharing!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

You are welcome, enjoy and thanks for the comment.


Tamara 4 years ago

Wow-- just made these banana muffins for my 10-month old babies and they were a huge hit! I am a nutritionist and was searching everywhere for a no-sugar-added, whole grain muffin for my kids and yours was the only one I could find... wasn't optimistic that they'd be moist or delicious based on the ingredient list, but was so pleasantly surprised! Have already shared the recipe link with 4 others who tasted the muffins. Thank you!!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I am pleased you and the babies enjoyed the muffins and thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great day.


jacqui, Mallorca 4 years ago

Just made these wonderful banana muffins with cranberries as an extra and they were fabulous. My husband and I have eaten most of them already but with no sugar and wholewheat flour we don't feel guilty thanks for a great recipe


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I am pleased you enjoyed them, cranberries are a nice touch, thanks for the comment.


Eeyoreem 4 years ago

Does it change the recipe too much if you leave out the baking powder? I have all the other ingredients on hand but that.


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

The baking powder is important to get the texture.


Brie Hoffman profile image

Brie Hoffman 4 years ago from Manhattan

Thanks so much for this recipe. I have been sugar free for 6 months now, lost 25 pounds and am always looking for good sugar free recipes!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Reducing or eliminating sugar is a good way to drop some weight, thanks for stopping by.


Natalie 4 years ago

very yummy and so glad to find a tasty recipe that has no sugar


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

I am pleased ypu fd something you like, thanks for the comment.


rebecca 4 years ago

the best no sugar recipe for banan muffins I have found to date! thank you!!!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

You are welcome, enjoy.


Ana 4 years ago

I am doing a no added sugar diet and this recipe was great! I replaced the butter with unsweetened applesauce. I also used half whole wheat flour and half oatmeal. Added 1 tsp of vanilla for extra flavor, doubled the cinnamon, and loaded them up with walnuts! Yum!


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 4 years ago from New Brunswick Author

Sounds tasty. thanks for sharing.


Janelle 3 years ago

Hey Bob,

Just about to make a batch of these for my breakfast this week. I am going "no-sugar" for a week and googled no sugar banana muffins. Thanks for the recipe and can't wait to bite into a hot warm muffin fresh out of the oven. I too freeze my banana when the family will no longer eat them as is. My mom taught me that trick when I was young and it's the easiest, and frugal way to have an already "mashed" banana. I will be sharing your recipe with a few adaptions to my liking on my blog, with tons of link backs for you. Again, thanks.

http://domesticallyseasoned.com/


Bob Ewing profile image

Bob Ewing 3 years ago from New Brunswick Author

enjoy

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working