banana muffins

banana muffins

Enjoy A Delicious Classic Without The Extra Calories

Healthy banana muffins are a crucial recipe for any woman looking to lose weight while still enjoying fresh baked goods. 

Healthy banana muffins also are a staple that the entire family can enjoy. You can eat healthy banana muffins for breakfast, as a snack, or take them to go when you need some nutrition and energy for the road. 

Learning how to make healthy banana muffins is simple and fun. Just use the recipe included here to make easy muffins the whole family will enjoy. 

Choose The Right Ingredients

Healthy banana muffins are best made using Vanilla Cake LadyBoss® LEAN because it provides all the vitamins, nutrients, minerals and protein you need as a woman, without any extra junk. 

If you are wondering what makes these healthy muffins different from the rest, there are several factors. The healthy banana muffins you will find here are low in sugar, free of excess fat, delicious and quick to make. They are free of wheat and include only heart-healthy fats. You don’t even need maple syrup for this recipe! 

The Secret Is In The Banana

You can make these healthy banana muffins in no time, just make sure you have bananas that are ripe and well-spotted. That is what will determine how sweet your muffins are. The riper the banana, the sweeter the muffin. 

It is best to use bananas that are on the brown side, however, as long as your bananas aren’t very ripe and green, this recipe will turn out just fine. Expert Tip: Microwave your bananas for 20-30 seconds to make them easier to mash for our recipe. 

Anytime Is The Right Time for Healthy Banana Muffins

These muffins can be enjoyed at any time of year, but you might especially enjoy them in the colder months. Bananas can be very good comfort food, and fresh-baked muffins tend to be a fall and winter favorite. 

If you have kids who are picky eaters, or have a baby shower, bake sale, or any other event you need to bake for, this recipe is a wonderful place to turn. There are few people who will say no to healthy banana bread muffins! 

For many people, banana muffins and banana bread instantly bring back lovely childhood memories of a favorite grandma or aunt taking the time to bake a savory treat for everyone. The smell of these muffins will waft through your home and instantly be reminiscent of those carefree childhood days. 

Without further ado, let us dive into how to make these yummy healthy banana muffins. Feel free to add your favorite touches, such as walnuts, a splash of vanilla, a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips, etc. If you have a different flavor of LadyBoss® LEAN, you can certainly use that, too. 

There are no limits to how delicious these muffins can be, so have fun making them!

LadyBoss® Healthy Banana Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup mashed banana (made of 2 large bananas)

1 large organic brown egg

4 tablespoons high-quality honey

3 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted then cooled) 

3/4 cup oat flour (can be gluten-free)

1/2 cup LadyBoss® LEAN 

1 teaspoon baking powder

A teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)

Don’t forget: Muffin pan and muffin liners (to prevent sticking

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a lined or greased muffin tin.

2. In a bowl, mash bananas until smooth. Stir in the egg, honey, and coconut oil until combined well. 

3. Add in all the remaining dry ingredients until the batter has formed.

4. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling 3/4 of the way.

5. Bake muffins for 15 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the muffin.

Storing The Muffins

It’s best to store these muffins in a plastic container in your fridge to keep them fresh. You also can freeze these muffins for longer storage. They freeze well, so you can feel free to double the batch and freeze the extra muffins! I like to store them in a freezer bag, or a large container.

To defrost your healthy banana bread muffins, you can either take them out of the freezer and put them in the fridge the night before you want to eat them, or you can put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds til they are warm and ready to go! 

Health Benefits Of Banana Muffins 

ripe bananas

These banana muffins are healthy and convenient snacks that pack some important nutrients. Bananas, for example, are well known for their content of the mineral potassium. Natural sources of potassium, like fruits and vegetables, can help to regulate your blood pressure.

The health benefits of potassium include the prevention of strokes, high blood pressure, heart and kidney disorders, and the lowering of anxiety and stress. Potassium helps to enhance muscle strength, improve metabolism, promote water balance and electrolyte functions, and assist in balancing the nervous system.

Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the human body and is a powerful element in improving overall health. It contains the components for maintaining a high level of well-being and an improved lifestyle. The benefits of potassium can’t be emphasized enough!

More Health Benefits of Banana Muffins

Apart from acting as an electrolyte, potassium is required for keeping the heart, brain, kidney, muscle tissue, and other important organ systems of the human body in good condition. Potassium chloride is the main variety of this mineral, and it works in association with sodium to perform a number of critical tasks within the body.

If you have ever suffered from low potassium, you understand just how critical a role this mineral plays in the human body. You can suffer tremendously if you don’t get enough potassium, but the good news is, it is easily prevented!!! 

Did you know bananas have even more to offer?! They are a good source of fiber, vitamin B-6 and vitamin C. Using LadyBoss® LEAN in this recipe also increases the amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals, as well as the fiber and protein. 

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As always, feel free to share this recipe with your friends and family! They will certainly enjoy it, too!

Coach Jan, MS, BS, NASM, ACE
Jan Green is a personal trainer and health coach certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. She also has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in health promotion. Jan is passionate about helping others thrive. She's dedicated to teaching that health, joy, and quality of life are inextricably connected. A true science geek who is unabashedly authentic, she's a spunky mix of fact and fun.