Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GF Low-fat, Less Sugar Banana - Berry Muffins

Here is another tasty way to enjoy your blueberries this season!

Thanks to my daughter for this fantastic idea. Cut up a ripe banana and stir the pieces into the batter.

 This muffin is a joy to bite into!!

Each muffin has about 4 points if you are counting weight watcher points.
You may also be glad to know it is a lower fat and lower sugar muffin. The banana adds no additional fat, but does add a little extra flavor to the muffin without taking away from the delicious blueberries.

I froze my extra muffins and defrost for less than a minute for a quick snack or as part of my breakfast.

GF Low-fat,  Less Sugar Banana - Berry Muffins            Makes 12
1 3/4 cup gluten free baking blend.
4 tsp sugar, I used beet sugar.
2 tsp baking powder.
1/2 tsp salt.
1 1/4 tsp xanthan gum.
1 cup fat-free milk or non- dairy substitute.
1 egg, or 2 whites for an even lower-fat version. Or an egg substitute.
4 tsp melted butter, or a non-dairy substitute.
1 1/4 cup blueberries.
1 banana, cut into small chunks.

Preheat oven to 375.  Spray or line muffin tin.
In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and xanthin gum. Mix well.
In a small mixing bowl add milk or milk substitute, egg or egg substitute, and melted butter or dairy free substitute. Mix well.
Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and gently stir. Fold in 1 cup blueberries. Spoon into muffin tins. As you get near the end of the batter add the last 1/4 cup of berries, this way all the muffins have plenty of berries. Bake for 22 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched.
Let sit a couple minutes then remove from pan.


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