Sweet Tooth on a Diet – Flourless Banana & Avocado Muffins

So I’ve been trying to eat healthier recently, to compliment the working out I’ve been doing at the gym, and that means I’ve had to cut back on my baking. Well, it means I can still make desserts, which I just love to do, but I either can’t eat any of it, or I’m forced to find slightly healthier substitutions to my favourite sweet things. Since the former was never really an option, I’ve opted for healthier desserts (I think).
20150824_091036Now, I don’t really know the first thing about nutrition. I’m kind of learning from my GP and the guys at the gym as I go along, but I’m hoping that these little bad boys are actually good boys. I originally found the recipe on Running with Spoons, and I’ve slightly adapted it to accommodate for what I had in my pantry.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 ripe medium bananas
  • 1 ripe avocado (runningwithspoons didn’t have this, but I had to use it)
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla honey
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
    Instructions
    • Preheat oven to 190°C, if you have a fan oven then make it 170°C. Grease your muffin tray with some oil or cooking spray. Prepare 9 cavities.
    • Put all the ingredients in your blender on high until the oats have broken down and your mixture is smooth. This was a bit difficult for my blender, so try being a bit creative with the order you blend them in to make it easier.
    • Scoop sections of the batter into the muffin tray using a spoon or a silicon spatula until each is nearly but not quite full. Tap the bottom of the tray a little to ensure there are no air pockets.
    • Place in the over and bake for 15 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Leave to cool. Stuff your face.
DSC_0005 (2)Apologies, I don’t have a very good camera, so the pictures have a little too much light from the window. In case you can’t tell, they tasted great. It’s flourless, butterless and technically sugar free, but I’m honestly not sure how much sugar there is in honey so I don’t know if I’m kidding myself.

If any one you have any healthy food blogs you know of that are great, please let me know. I’m currently making green juices, stocking up on cottage cheese, and actually having a healthy breakfast as opposed to dropping out of bed and sprinting out the door after a shower. I never was a takeout girl so that’s been easy for me, and all of this works and is great, until I walk past a bakery.

Laur
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2 comments

    • Oh my goodness, those low carb brownies look amazing! Thank you so much for the link. No worries about the German, my German speaking friend will suddenly find himself useful to me ahahaha.

      Low carb is really hard to do. I just love my carbs. So I’ve gone for high protein, but the weight loss with that is very slow 😦

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