I looooovvvveeee baked goods. And if they’re (mostly) guilt free, all the better! These honestly taste just like they’re made with heaps of sugar and flour and butter (mmm… butter) and they aren’t. These should be called Master of Deception Muffins. Now the key really is the maple syrup drizzle, which is pretty sugary, so you can omit that if you want but I recommend against the omission. Also, the drizzle is a relatively little amount so go for it (you’re already saving so many calories!).
- 1½ cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 4 bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
- Pure maple syrup
Optional but oh-so-delicious: 1/3 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease your muffin tray.
- Mix all your dry ingredients together: flour, wheat bran, flaxseed meal, baking powder and soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients: coconut oil, bananas, vanilla extract and greek yogurt.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients until just combined, do not over mix.
- Add chocolate chips and walnuts if you like.
- Spoon mixture into muffin tray and pop into the oven.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffin.
- Poke holes into the muffins with a toothpick while still warm and drizzle some maple syrup on top (the maple syrup will go into the holes and soak into the muffin).
Because this recipe does not have very much sugar, make sure that your bananas are VERY ripe. You can always freeze bananas if you have some that are going bad and you don’t plan on making a recipe with them right away. They thaw quickly and will be perfect for a recipe like this one.
Keep a close eye on these muffins while they are in the oven. They will dry out quickly if over cooked and no one wants a dry muffin.