In the last couple of weeks I have made some dietary choices and would like to make a few healthier choices with the food we eat. This does not mean that you will see any less yummy stuff around here. I’ve just decided to opt for lighter, reduced fat / salt options, baking instead of frying, where possible – that kind of thing. I loved the options available on Elizabeth’s blog. It was hard to pick just one recipe. I had picked quite a few that I wanted to try. But I had some bananas that needed using up quick. So when I saw that she had a light version of a peanut butter banana muffin, I couldn’t go past it. I had to try it out.
Making these muffins is really simple. All you need to do is mash the bananas, mix all the wet ingredients, add the dry ones, pour batter into the muffin tray and bake. And that’s exactly what I did. I pretty much stuck to the recipe. I was really excited to see how these would turn out, since the recipe doesn’t call for eggs and uses whole wheat flour. And it didn’t disappoint. It had a nice banana flavour, little chunks of peanut from the peanut butter and it was nice and moist – a winning muffin. The fact that it is a slightly healthier version is just an added bonus.
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
2 ripe bananas (I had 3 that needed using, so I used 3 – they weren’t too large though)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter (I had a chunky version on hand)
2/3 cup reduced fat plain Vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Line a muffin tray with muffin liners and lightly spray with an olive oil spray. (Again that’s what I had on hand)
In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
Add the honey, peanut banana, yogurt and vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon powder and sugar.
Stir to mix, but don’t overmix the batter.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tray till the liners are upto 3/4 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
And you have yourself some pretty amazing muffins 🙂