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Healthy Banana Muffins

    healthy banana muffins

    If you love baking but also love fitting into your skinny jeans, buttermilk is your friend. Buttermilk is one of my ultimate secret weapons for healthy baking. Despite what the name suggests, buttermilk is actually very low in calories: one cup only has 98 calories and provides 28% of your daily requirement for calcium. Similar to pure pumpkin, it is a great alternative to butter and oil to add moisture to pancakes, muffins, breads and more.

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    Healthy Banana Muffins

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    If you love baking but also love fitting into your skinny jeans, buttermilk is your friend.
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 20 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 12 muffins

    Ingredients
     

    • ¾ c whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1 c all-purpose flour
    • ¼ c sugar
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 c mashed ripe bananas ((the riper the better))
    • 1 c plus 1 tbs buttermilk
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbs oil
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • ½ c chopped walnuts (optional)

    Instructions
     

    • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin baking sheet with paper wrappers or spray with non-stick spray.
    • In a medium bowl, wisk together dry ingredients (whole wheat pastry flour through baking powder); set aside.
    • In a large bowl, wisk together mashed bananas, buttermilk, egg, oil and vanilla.
    • Gradually mix dry ingredients into the wet to combine.
    • Pour batter into muffin cups – about 3/4 full.
    • Sprinkle chopped walnuts evenly on top of batter.
    • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
    • Cool completely on wire wrack. These freeze well!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 21.9gProtein: 4gFat: 4.2gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 256mgFiber: 1.6g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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